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Posts for February 22nd 2012
London Fashion Week showed some covetable trends to try out come Fall 2012. While brands like Erdem, Mulberry, and Moschino Cheap & Chic showed off their penchant for modern lace, Burberry and Topshop Unique opted for a military influence. Furthermore, we spotted a lot of pink hues, interesting fur detailing, and brilliant digital prints. Want to get the complete lowdown? Click to see our comprehensive roundup of London Fashion Week's top runway trends.
Our FabSugar UK editor Jamie hit up the top shows at London Fashion Week, getting backstage access and sending us her firsthand account from the runways. Here is a roundup of her favorite highlights from the shows:
For Fall 2012, designers looked all over the globe for inspiration, offering up collections that speak directly to our inner sartorial wanderlust. From Jason Wu's updated Chinese dress silhouettes to Rag & Bone's blanket striped jackets to Altuzarra's Moroccan-inspired silk jodhpurs and dangling coin dresses, the Fall 2012 runways had us ready for a world tour. To see the full trend report, watch our video now! On Allison: H&M
You might not yet be familiar with Emily Wickersham, but you will be after you watch Gone since she plays Amanda Seyfried's character's missing sister. For the LA premiere last night, the actress worked the red carpet in a Prabal Gurung getup that's just as easily re-creatable for the office and after-work drinks. Colorblock silk blouses are all the rage these days, and we love how Emily tucked hers into a contrasting kaleidoscope skirt for a playful flair. You can also wear your colorblock blouse with jeans at casual hangouts, trousers at work, miniskirts and shorts on the weekends, and maxi skirts at all times, proving that it's a versatile piece that won't just gather dust in your closet. And you can wear it buttoned-up, like Emily, or open for a more flirty feel. If you don't yet have a colorblock blouse in your rotation, shop some of our favorites in all price ranges below.
Alessandro Dell'Acqua's No. 21 Fall 2012 collection is a revelation of utterly feminine detail crafted in the coolest way possible. It's not easy to carry off sequins nonchalantly, but Dell'Acqua's juxtaposition of the sparkle and rugged leather belts cinched at the waist is just an example of how the designer plays with extremities of luxury and, on the other hand, the ease of modern dressing. We get the decadence of lace and sexiness of sheer pared down as tweedy textures and sportier silhouettes are layered up underneath. There's a sense of wearability in everything, thanks to deconstruction — Dell'Acqua doesn't reveal head-to-toe sequins or head-to-toe sheer that's hard to pull off. The appeal comes from the mix and match, the texture play, the clever proportions that women want to wear now. Of course, in considering what women want to wear now, Dell'Acqua astutely includes a nod to menswear — bold-colored suits in simple silhouettes, outerwear that has that perfect masculine edge. Add to that the designer's newly launched footwear that debuted alongside the collection — ankle-strap platforms — and streamlined envelope clutches in hand, and this collection has cool-girl uniform written all over it.
- Trends: Menswear, lace, sequin embellishment, split hemlines, gloves, sheer, tweed.
- Colors: Black, white, red, nude, gray, blue-green.
- Key Piece: We love the cool-girl effect of lace, sequins, and sheer materials layered over more substance and anchored with wide leather belts.
- Accessories: Leather gloves, Dell'Acqua's platforms, jeweled charms hanging from the waist, slim, streamlined clutches.
- Who Would Wear It: It's the perfect mix of edgy and feminine that would make girls like Kate Bosworth, Rachel Bilson, and Zoe Saldana fans.
While exiting a nightclub in London, style chameleon Rihanna debuted a new color combo that is sure to catch on quickly. Her blend of a silk chartreuse dress and cobalt Jimmy Choo pumps is bold and stunning. To dabble with this new, eye-catching color combo in your city, shop our editors' picks now. Do like Rihanna and wear a chartreuse dress with cobalt pumps. Or pair a chartreuse blouse with a flouncy cobalt skirt, and chartreuse skinnies with a cobalt blazer. Finish off your vibrant look with a pair of black booties to ground the brilliance and, if you're extra daring, exaggerated sunglasses like Rihanna's.
Alberta Ferretti kept it simple and sleek for Fall 2012, both in color palette and in silhouette, but "simple" certainly doesn't equate to "boring" here. The plethora of sheer purples, royal blues, and crimson reds told a very rich story — one that we envision a strong, sophisticated, albeit ultra-ladylike style setter won't be able to get enough of come next cold-weather season. More specifically, the seashell-textured bodices attached to diaphanous chiffon ball skirts, monochromatic feather embellishments, and delicate sheer cocktail dresses all exuded a sensuous glamour that rightfully belongs on the red carpet. Oscars, anyone? The attention paid to lengthening shape via vertical paneling and textured piping was a strategic styling move, but more importantly, it's just a super flattering look. Whether you're a total girlie girl or more strong-willed in your fashion preferences, there's a pronounced shoulder, frilly beaded detail, and slick topper to fit the bill.
- Trends: Delicate sheer sheaths, menswear-inspired outerwear, pronounced shoulders, and vertical paneling.
- Colors: Purple, black, white, crimson, and royal blue.
- Key Piece: The presence of pretty purples built into feminine pieces like this sheer cocktail dress were a sweet surprise. Also, we loved the intricate bead-and-feather detailing found on a handful of the black frocks.
- Accessories: Round sunglasses, opera-length leather gloves, pointy-toe boots and pumps, and luxe clutches.
- Who Would Wear It: We picture Rooney Mara taking on the stronger silhouettes and celebs like Kate Beckinsale and Leighton Meester donning the floor-length gowns.
Frida Giannini featured a decadent array of dark hues and velvety textures for Gucci's Fall 2012 collection. Inspired by 19th-century romanticism, Giannini created lace-up blouses, sheer tulle Oscars-worthy gowns, and billowy capes. With a color palette that was mainly comprised of black and purple hues, Giannini played up the textural component via velvet, feather embellishments, and jacquard patterns. Meanwhile, moody floral maxi skirts and baggy trousers emoted a casually luxe vibe, further translated in the designers' wide array of coats and jackets, ranging from an oversized shearling rendition to an elegant velvet wrapped blazer.
- Trends: Velvet, sheer dresses, baggy trousers, romanticism, leather.
- Colors: Black, purple, green, blue, dark burgundy.
- Key Piece: The sheer embellished gowns immediately caught our undivided attention.
- Accessories: Jeweled bow hair clips designed by Frida Giannini, suede peep-toe ankle boots, leather pumps. embossed leather satchels, leather gloves, knee-high boots.
- Who Would Wear It: Red-carpet stunners like Jennifer Lopez and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.