Roberto Rimondi and Tomasso Aquilano, better known as Aquilano.Rimondi, have seduced me. Every one of their poetic, Renaissance-inspired pieces were tended to with feminine artisanal detail – a choice that will take every customer to a luxurious place that balances the sculpted with the sensual. Hand-sewn pearls, molded tops, fluidly tiered pleats, marble sculpture-like draping, and more.
Though they have had an incredibly busy week – also showing as the designers behind Fay, the Tods-owned outerwear label, and creating a 20th-anniversary collection for Piazza Sempione – their collection was full of entrancing vigour. A refreshing injection of contemporary elegance. View Post
As previously mentioned, D&G‘s Spring/Summer 2012 collection was the final collection for the brand. Moment of silence…
…over. Time to get happy and excited about Domenico and Stefano’s designs integrating into Dolce & Gabbana! As a goodbye kiss, the designers pulled scarf prints from their own back catalog and combined them with crests, medallions, polka dots, flowers, butterflies and more. Like a lot of my favourite collections this season, the entire show was frosted in prints.
Whether the look was glamorous, eclectic, or a mix of the two, I am positive that every single one of these pieces are going to be collector’s items. Save me some minaudières, satin print wedges and gold gladiator flats, y’all. View Post
While Giles Deacon whimsically tagged his latest collection as “showgirls, superstars, society ladies and a silver swan“, I have seriously never seen silver like the silver I saw at Giles for Spring/Summer 2012.
Inspired by photographer Cecil Beaton (and the images of his sister Baba, in particular), Giles presented a collection that was stuffed to it’s flawless brim with striking and super-shimmering pieces; standout pieces include swan prints mixed with light-reflective design, feather-trimmed wedding dresses, and a bevy of silver laser-cut leather that I am now convinced every woman needs. Not to say it was all metallics, as one of my favourite pieces was an opulent red, tiered column gown. On top of that, the casting was incredible. This season, Giles Deacon managed to combine the theatrical with the wearable in such a way that young designers will be referencing this collection for years to come. 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.