One of the many reasons why we love Marc Jacobs is his ability to produce versatile pieces, accented with stylish details, colors and accessories which amplify bigger trends of the season. For his Men’s S/S 2013 collection, which recently debuted in Milan, Jacobs incorporated laid back styles and mad men tailoring to create a masterful [...]
It will be a sharply styled winter over at Gianfranco Ferre’s. And everything will be about fabric folds and the effect that reflection creates on darkly hued garments. This collection of Stefano Citron and Federico Piaggi was not about the color palette. It was about the impeccably styled confidence of the woman inside these designs. [...]
Prada’s F/W 2012 collection was another tour de force, as Navajo/PopArt inspired geometric prints, tailored and bejeweled, embroidered and chunky took the spotlight. There were the obligatory black pieces, all embellished with crystals and plexiglass chips, but color was the main attraction here: mustards, blues, and indigo’s. Dresses and skirts over slim pants, stiff military [...]
Alessandro dell’Acqua’s 2 year old line, N°21, is heavy on simplicity and wearable street style. F/W 2012 showed masculine fabrics and boxy cuts on a feminine silhouette. Dell’Acqua strives for a perfect balance between the male (bomber jackets in tweed), and female (short hemlines, LBD’s), keeping it all clean and modern. Shown with virtually no [...]
Consuelo Castiglioni has always been fashion’s intellect, with a feminine and utilitarian point of view. For Marni’s F/W 2012 she changed it up a bit, opting for more color-blocked looks with a 60′s sensibility. The prints still had a voice, but the real story was the exaggerated, voluminous architectural shapes which echoed the curious and [...]
The sophistication of Marco de Vincenzo’s F/W 2012 collection was evident in the form of slim and minimalistic silhouettes. Monochromatic or not (mainly ranging in the tones of black, white and nude), the geometrical patterns on the designs had a two-folded role: both textural and visual.
Peter Dundas created what seemed to be statement pieces: anything more than that on the Pucci woman would probably be redundant. Even though there’s a slight change of designing course and there’s a bit more of covering-up, there’s no lack of sheer and deep cuts, as well as crocodile prints and leather.
Breezy and bright was Gabriele Colangelo’s F/W 2012 collection. Light blue and orange pastels took over coats and monochromatic suits, emphasizing on the fabrics and silhouette. Clearly Colangelo put some serious thought behind this collection and went further than the common, current trends. New proportions and gradient color-blocking was the result.
Toned down, in comparison to his previous collections, Francesco Scognamiglio’s F/W 2012 collection emphasized on the shape: boxy coats (which were on the spotlight) covered the models up while deep skirt cuts gave out a hint of sensuality. The color palette ranged in safe dark hues, whites and unexpected splashes of neon. Brightest example: the [...]