Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Anthony Vaccarello S/S 2013

Paris Fashion Week officially kicked off yesterday with up-and-coming designer ( and what everybody's been referring to as "The Next Generation") Anthony Vaccarello – showing his latest Spring/Summer 2013 collection. With a palette of black and white, liquid-like lamé and metallic animal prints. Miniskirts and one-shoulder dresses were draped and gathered in body-hugging layers around the hips and thighs, while asymmetrical cropped tops with sparkling Swarovski-encrusted zipper details showed off the mid-drift. There were plenty of Vaccarello's signature skin-revealing elements on display — thigh-high slits, cutouts, whisper-thin straps. The collection also included cargo pockets, zips, epaulets, oversize grommets on boxy blouses, slouchy trousers, and double-breasted blazers.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Dolce & Gabbana S/S 2013

Dolce & Gabbana wowed Milan fashion week with their Sicilian-inspired collection starring intricate wicker bustiers, baroque-sculpture shoes and colourful beach prints.
The collection featured short sun dresses in blue and white stripes that recalled the pattern of a beach umbrella. Then came the more elaborate printed dresses, inspired by the gaily colored decorations of a wooden Sicilian cart. These were accessorized by hoop earrings reminiscent of the wheel of the cart as was the painting on the wedged sandals.

The last dress featured a basket-shaped skirt, inspired by those used traditionally to carry fruit, topped with a sheer black layer. This basket effect was also used on corsets – sometimes worn with trademark black lace. A grand finale saw a pack of models – a signature Dolce trick – in swimwear descend on to the catwalk to applause.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Gucci S/S 2013

"Sophisticated and essential" is how Gucci designer Frida Giannini described the elegant collection that kicked off Milan Fashion Week. With a very colorful palette of fuchsia, coral, kiwi green, mustard yellow and electric blue, the collection featured simple elongated silhouette with artful cutouts and decorative flounces accessorized by skinny high-heeled cage sandals and oversized 1970s costume jewelry.