Because we just can't get enough of Pamela Love's gorgeous Fall 2012 collection, here's a peek at the CFDA-nominee's most recent lookbook. Lensed by Love's good friend — and Dossier founder — Skye Parrott, the lookbook offers an up-close look at all the want-now cuffs, turquoise spike earrings, and geometric collar necklaces that have made Love a favorite collaborator for designers as diverse as Marchesa and Topshop. Click through to see all the drool-worthy pieces, modeled by French belle Camille Rowe, right here.
>> Starting Thursday, fans of Pamela Love's geo-tribal cuffs, rings, and statement necklaces will get the chance to preorder the designer's Fall 2012 collection via Moda Operandi. In honor of the trunk sale — and Love's first time on the site — Bettina Santo Domingo went behind the scenes at the designer's studio, capturing the thought process and handiwork that go into each piece. "For the first time ever I was extremely inspired by the architecture from the 1920s in New York City," Love explains in the video. "It's really unique for me because normally I'm very focused on other parts of the world, but for this season I was really focused on the place that I live in." Get an up-close look at the designer at work — set to "Out of My Head" by Shadows On Stars — in the exclusive video below, then scroll down for a peek at some of the gorgeous pieces that will be available for preorder at the trunk show.
Standing in front of industrial pipes and exposed lights, models at Pamela Love's Fall 2012 collection were dressed up like steelworkers, complete with smudged faces and undone overalls. They were also draped in sculptural, geometric jewelry that referenced architectural beams, and the deco-inspired shapes brought to mind the post-Depression '30s. The raw, masculine setting added a toughness to the collection, but imagine how good these will look with a flowy white dress come Spring.
- Trends: Architectural details, deco, arm bands.
- Key Piece: We loved the statement necklaces.
- Who Would Wear It: Pamela Love is having a moment, and we see downtown cool girls eating this up — think Erin Wasson, Cara Delevingne, and Zoe Kravitz.
>> The models were dressed to look like smudge-faced metal workers, and the setting — complete with steaming pipes and industrial lighting — made to feel like the inside of a factory. The product? Pamela Love's strong, intensely sculptural jewelry. Following the architectural trend that is emerging for Fall, many of Love's pieces loosely referenced steel beams for building. Countering this notion of industry was the use of turquoise, which added an earthiness to the collection as well as a welcome jolt of color.