Vionnet SS12
Finally, THE THIRTIES!

Though the Spring/Summer collections have allocated a lot of efforts towards time travelling to the 20s, 50s, 70s and more, no one until Vionnet had worked with the 1930s.

Set in a mirrored salon on the Rue de Valois, designer Rodolfo Paglialunga took that chance. An almost-risk free chance, to be honest, as it was in fact Madeleine Vionnet who invented the Twenties-tastic bias cut.

There was a real motif of stars, flowers, and butterflies (who flew into the models’ hair, all-a-sequined) inspiring the elegant collection. There was even a goddess gown embroidered with the most carefully considered bumblebees. Rodolfo offered the most organic, marketable beauty of the season. View Post

Topshop Unique Fall Winter 2011
I have been waiting for this show since I was a little toddler nugget: The Cruella de Vil collection (presented as Topshop Unique). As the congregation of Anna Wintour-snappers evaporated from sight, the Thirties-cum-Dalmatian models traipsed along the enormous runway. Oversized faux fur and art deco elements were abundant, with nonpareil pieces like the Brooklyn Bridge dress and many embellished sleeve dresses. See the top five looks below! View Post