As each look from Jason Wu‘s collection for Spring/Summer 2012 trickled out, there is one person I couldn’t get out of my head: Paris Hilton. Now, this is quite an unexpected thought to have when you’re looking at collection that oozes hints of masculine charm. Essentially, Wu’s collection is the makeover I’ve had in mind for Paris for the last six years.
Wu himself said the effect of the collection was “old-school techniques that look electrocuted”, and electrocuted they were. Humming shades from bubblegum pink to chartreuse, there was a savvy combination of French elegance and American fire. It was swimming in sweetness and designed to be dumbfounding without an ounce of theatricality. Jason Wu even teamed up with street artist KAWS to create floating petal prints which overlaid a hands motif (to reflect how many hands work on a piece before it is presented), and brought Tom Binns in to handle the heavy metal jewellery. No Swarovski-embellished collar, feather-lined peplum, nylon trenchcoat, cigarette pant, or eveningwear fantasy was unaccounted for. I die. View Post
Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs are selling sex (and it’s okay). With an incredibly focused Spring/Summer 2012 collection, Cushnie et Ochs have taken us to the height of Space Age Provocateur. After all, no-one said minimalism had to be asexual. The show’s entire tone was set as a stark white and breast-fabulous strapless peplum dress hit the runway – seriously, temperature set to 1000 degrees. The peplums, sectional body-con tailoring and leathers were dominant, with incredible 90s silhouettes running rampant on everything. A beautifully executed point of view for Spring/Summer. Fembots will be delighted. View Post
If Luca Luca‘s collection for spring/Summer 2012 was all I could wear this year, I don’t think I would ever be stuck with nothing to wear. With designs that compliment a woman’s curves and vibrant colours incorporated into classic pieces, this has to be one of the most well-rounded collections presented thus far. Key accessories included Ippolita jewellery and headpieces by Ellen Hunter, though the garments were strong enough to speak for themselves. Waist definition, as well as striking limes and blues, were shown in between whites, blacks, prints, jumpsuits, and asymmetrical dresses – yet everything still felt cohesive. Quite a feat. I could see Emmy Rossum or Emma Stone in any of Luca Luca’s looks. View Post
One the most interesting
shows of the season is Project Runway
‘s Lincoln Center extravaganza. Since the show ends with the final three contestants battling it out at New York Fashion Week
, yet the show is released roughly two months after filming, all nine
remaining designers showed their final Spring/Summer 2012
collections yesterday morning.
Since we don’t know who will win until the final episodes roll around this November, I’m going to hazard a guess based purely on talent. I think Olivier Green will take the cake – his craftmanship is unreal. Apart from that, I really enjoyed the collections of Anthony Ryan Auld and Viktor Luna, but picked my favourite design from every collection for the gallery below. Enjoy! View Post
Cushnie et Ochs
As I’ve already mentioned, I think the tribal trend
is going to reign supreme for Spring/Summer 2012
. So far, apart from that, it seems like everyone is yearning for a LPD – Little Pink Dress
. Last season (Fall/Winter 2011), designer’s replaced the everygirls favourite dress (The Little Black Dress) for bright, stark whites
. Things are now looking a little more saturated
The best thing? There seems to be a “Pretty in Pink” moment to suit every taste. Cushnie et Ochs presented a criss-cross halter with a second skin feel, Jenni Kayne added thigh-baring slits to a sleek – and otherwise classic – sheath, Kevork Kiledjian played with multiple pink tones on a body-conscious minidress, and Peter Som blew us all away with a multi-tiered feather dress. I can’t wait to see what other designers have done with the typically femme hue.