Showing posts with label SpringSummer2012. Show all posts
Showing posts with label SpringSummer2012. Show all posts

TRENDS: Dress Your Eyes in Color

This summer be sure to get a pair of shades in a pretty-colored frame, take your pick from brights, pastels or primaries for the sunny days ahead.

Complimentary color shades at Balenciaga

GIVENCHY Haute Couture Spring Summer 2012

Blame it on Downton Abbey,  the upcoming remake of The Great Gatsby or movies like The Artist and Midnight in Paris, but designers clearly didn't leave the 20's and 30's glam inspirations at the ready to wear runways. For Haute Couture, Riccardo Tisci also took a cue from Art Deco era movies and twisted them in his own somber way to construct a lavish, detail-rich ten look collection.

(Click to see the collection in pictures large enough to appreciate the details. Looking at Couture without details is like seeing a 3D movie without the glasses, it loses it purpose completely. It might take a while to load but it's worth the wait.)

Roberi Parra - Spring Summer 2012

For Spring Summer 2012 Roberi Parra does what he likes to call “an ode to form and
function”, recreating classic utilitarian pieces with light fabrics and his unique focus on
tailoring and sharp lines. He explores how certain styles surpass the barriers of gender
through play with basic pieces.

The core of the collection comprising sixteen looks rests on two ideas that go hand in
hand: one delves into the necessity driving people to create or modify certain garments
at a given time, and how these eventually become part of the staple of modern dressing.
For instance, an old military M65 field jacket that belonged to his mother inspired the
structure of a men’s jackets and a lady’s day dress.

Women who embrace men’s clothing tend to be looked upon as powerful, whereas
masculinity is questioned if the opposite happens. The exploration of this paradigm leads
to the second idea: a men’s shirt finds its way into a woman’s wardrobe unmodified,
without any adaptation to the female form whatsoever. A fold across the front of a trouser
softens its masculinity, slightly evoking the form of a wrap skirt.

The male shirt is a sophisticated object. Inspired by its classic tuxedo versions, he
interlined the chest to add structure and a crisp finish whist eliminating need for ironing.
The intention was to simply express his pleasing to a certain classic aesthetic rather than
a nostalgic recreation of a traditional piece.

Female silhouettes are fitted and elongated to floor length or shortened at the thigh.
Meanwhile, lace is used to shake things up. It represents a whim of the designer to work
with an element of beauty that would contrast with plain fabrics such as cotton, leather
and linen abundant throughout the collection.

Colours were as austere as the shapes. The designer opted for solid tones of beige and
brown and basic black and white.

With an impeccable execution of simple concepts, Roberi Parra is able to create light,
functional yet beautiful garments that clearly give meaning to the notion that less is more.

- Graciela Martin

Video Lookbook Colección spring/summer 12 #11827
Cámara: Juan Manuel Acosta / Miguel Salguero
Script: Carla Páez Rasquin

Fotografía Diana Baldera para Photo Chigüire Kompany en Foto Arte Estudio.
Maquillaje y Cabello: TFR Studio
Modelos: Isis Malpica y Juan Carlos Expósito.

Foto: Diana Baldera

The Thrill of the Chase: How a fantastic Jacket led me to Bryce Aime and a his SS2012 Collection

Photo: Florencia Da Valle© (Do not use without permission)
I never thought chasing a fantastic jacket, would eventually lead me to meet its designer and attend his private show of his Spring Summer 2012 collection during London Fashion Week.

Shiatzy Chen SS2012 Video

Shiatzy Chen SS2012 , video by

Obsessed With Chanel's Seashell Clutches

               Like I always say, there is no genius like uncle Karl. These sea inspired clutches and mini bags are pure perfection; I was surprised not to see any of them in's top ten accessory list. Regardless of what they say, I'm obsessed not only with these beauties, but with the whole Chanel SS2012 collection.
There is probably only room for lipstick, but with a clutch this gorgeous, who cares? 

Freja Off Duty

Danish top model Freja Beha Erichsen is one of the most wanted girls of the moment, one of uncle Karl's favorites, and according to the rumors, the girlfriend of (also top model) Arizona Muse.
After seeing her in the flesh, I must say there is something really special about this girl, you don't know exactly what it is,  it might have something to do her sexy, rebellious tomboyish allure and the fact that she simply exudes freshness.
Freja Beha Erichsen leaving the Balmain show
La top model danesa Freja Beha Erichsen es una de las chicas más buscadas del momento, una de las favoritas de Karl, y según los rumores, la novia de (otra top) Arizona Muse.
Después de verla en persona debo decir que realmente hay algo especial en esta niña. No sabes exactamente que es, pero seguramente se debe al aire de "niño" sexy y rebelde que tiene, y por el hecho que simplemente emana frescura.
Freja at the Balenciaga exit