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Posts for September 2012
Bill Gaytten did not hold back on the drama factor for John Galliano's Spring '13 collection. Gone were the overembellishments we're used to seeing from Gaytten’s predecessor, and instead, the designer gave the collection a different kind of theatricality. It was all about structure and volume as the models marched down the runway decked in huge tulle Stephen Jones hats and equally oversize trousers, printed gowns, and billowy tops. Most looks were dipped in hues of salmon pink, lilac, black, and white, but there was also the occasional pop of prints — highlighting an image of a man soaring across the sky — splashed on voluminous skirts and gowns. Details showed a Japanese influence via intricate pleating and folding technique. While it's hard to picture most of this collection worn on the street, we can easily imagine Hollywood stunners like Cate Blanchett and Julianne Moore working these dramatic silhouettes on the red carpet.
- Trends: Japanese influence, volume, long, oversize shorts.
- Colors: Black, blue, lilac, salmon pink, white, citron, navy.
- Key Piece: The lilac draped dress showed perfect restraint and drama.
- Accessories: Statement hats by Stephen Jones, leather ankle boots, patent pumps, ankle-strap pumps
- Who Should Wear It: We can see Gaytten's artistic creations on the more daring type like Rihanna and Lady Gaga and classic red carpet types like Blanchett and Moore.
Whether you're a modern girl or effortless bohemian, Christophe Lemaire has you covered for Hermès's Spring '13. His latest collection for the brand showed a mix of sharp leather separates cut on colorful leather and, for the more spirited at heart, a beautiful array of draped printed silks. Lemaire melded the season's prevalent leather and sportif theme into tailored mustard yellow leather dresses, colorblocked pencil skirts, and a gorgeous array of tailored croc leather shorts. Meanwhile, the brand's iconic scarf prints were turned into baggy silk shorts paired with tailored blazers, billowy trousers, and tunic dresses adding an exotic touch to the overall feel of the collection. For its iconic accessories, the brand highlighted a chic weekender version of the Birkin, folded leather clutches, and even backpacks for the well-traveled nomad. With Hermès's a-little-bit-of-everything approach for Spring, we're sure there's something to please every sartorial eye.
- Trends: Leather, bold prints, long shorts, colorblocking.
- Colors: Red, cobalt, camel, white, seafoam, ecru, teal, mustard, camel.
- Key Piece: The scarf-print shorts paired with the tailored floral-printed blazer and tie was the perfect mixed-print mashup.
- Accessories: Point-toe pumps, mini leather gloves, disc bracelets, folded clutches, backpacks, weekender bags.
- Who Should Wear It: The tailored separates on Tilda Swinton and the printed pieces on Solange.
If you can tear your eyes away from the parade of fuzzy slippers coming down the runway, then you can refocus your attention to the Spring lineup offered up by minimalist maestro Phoebe Philo. Above the ankles, Philo's collection delves into new territory, most notably with her accessories, but also with other twists — quite literally: the twisted fabric looped over a shoulder and fastened across the chests and waists of her tops, creating a new architectural storyline in the midst of her simplified, more menswear-informed silhouettes. To that end, we also get get unfinished, raw hemlines that felt a little disheveled, a little sexy maybe. Speaking of sexy, there was that, too — a pretty obvious nod to more sensuous Spring dressing with curve-conscious v-neck dresses, inset with eye-catching netting. As far as wearability, Philo's slouchy separates and clean-cropped leather may rank highest on that list, but it's the shoes and accessories that fascinate — and if the success of Céline's other handbags are any indication, then it's the fresh riffs on the clutch (resembling a kind of luxe paper-bag lunch) that will likely be the biggest draw come Spring.
- Trends: Netting, leather, and crop tops.
- Colors: White, black, navy, and a pop of pastel.
- Key Piece: The sexy dresses with deep necklines inset with netting.
- Accessories: Fuzzy, slipper-style flats and pumps, and roll-top clutches.
- Who Should Wear It: Chloë Sevigny and Anna Dello Russo in the shoes, while we're sure the rest of the fashion elite will be toting the new clutches next season.
Humberto Leon and Carol Lim looked to the Southeast Asian jungles for inspiration, but the fully realized Spring '13 lineup was the kind of safari-inspired style that's more suited to the city. A punchy palette of orange and green was made all the more playful with oversize leopard spots (that start to look more like flowers than animal prints) and all-over abstract jungle prints. Of course, even if print isn't your thing, hear us out: they feel infinitely more contemporary worn with the line's cropped, safari-style jackets or tempered with buttery leather sleeves. And, if you're seeking something sexier, Kenzo answers with its off-the-shoulder dresses, bustier-style tops, and cinched waists.
- Trends: Animal-inspired prints and colorful jungle prints, jumpsuits, cutouts, vests, and safari-inspired silhouettes.
- Colors: White, yellow, orange, purple, blue, emerald and olive greens, and khaki.
- Key Piece: The orange printed pants and blouse topped with cropped olive jacket.
- Accessories: Oversize jewels, slouchy knee-high boots, structured satchels, strappy heels, and colored shades.
- Who Should Wear It: Gwen Stefani could pull off even the cutout look.
It's week three of fashion month, and the excitement has yet to stop. This week, we said ciao to Milan and bonjour to Paris with all new street style, accessories, shows, and the most beautiful lemon tarts you will ever see — just ask our style director Noria Morales. We broke down the Milan shows and street style to bring you the best in Italian trends both on and off the runways and even broke down all of the gorgeous looks on the Emmys red carpet. Fall is officially here, so we guided you through the hottest trends with our irresistible shopping stories. Catch up on what's happening in this week's Fab Recap.
Looking to update your Fall looks with new ideas? This week's best looks will be sure to inspire — turning to everything from feathered skirts to floral jeans to embellished collars, our Fab community will get you mixing and matching in ways you may not have yet considered. This week's favorites: CBladyàlamode, Ava Drake, Fashionwellie, JessAfshar, Stefanie Jannes, Diamondsforbreakfast, Nettevartanian, Sorelle in Style, AmadeusOnTheCatwalk, and Closet Fix. Congrats, all!
Anne Hathaway married Adam Schulman today at a private estate in Big Sur, CA. The actress wore a romantic off-the-shoulder Valentino gown for the nuptials, complete with a pretty tulle headpiece and veil — very Princess Diaries, if you ask us.
Valentino Garavani revealed earlier this month that he "did the dress" for Anne, saying that she's like a daughter to him. Anne is no stranger to wearing Valentino's ladylike designs — she's sported gowns from the house on several occasions, including her 2011 Oscars hosting stint and this year's New York City Ballet Gala. Click through to see photos of her gorgeous gown, and let us know what you think of it in the comments.