Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Trends Fall 2012 (3)

Before weaving and knitting fabric, there was fur.  The textile has been used for thousands of years but in the modern era it has been used as a status symbol and item of controversy.  Until recently, it was something to be worn by rich old ladies or to toss red paint at.  This season fur is turning a new leaf.
BCBG Max Azria
L'Wren Scott
Jason Wu
Catherine Malandrino
Nicholas K
Viktor & Rolf
Hervé Léger by Max Azria
Christian Cota
Moncler Grenoble

Monday, March 26, 2012

Fall 2012 Accessories: Shoes

Among the Fall 2012 trends, shoes have taken a bit of a back seat.  In comparison to the season of Alexander McQueen's Armadillo shoes that made a huge statement a few years back, this season is a little mild. Then again, they are shoes. And who doesn't love shoes? (that Armadillo seemed a little impractical anyway...)
Jil Sander
Giorgio Armani
Yves Saint Laurent
Alexander Wang
3.1 Phillip Lim
Proenza Schouler

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Trends Fall 2012 (2)

Red Scare
Red has been associated with love, passion, anger and desire.  The color is provocative and demands attention. One does not just walk past some wearing bright red. They do a double take.  The double take must be the theme this season because nearly every single show featured red in some form.
Basso & Brooke
Paul & Joe
Collette Dinnigan 
Moncler Gamme Rouge
Miu Miu
Alexander McQueen
Jean-Charles de Castelbajac 

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Trends Fall 2012

Sans Pants
This Spring brought in a more lady-like look for women which included skirts, dresses and soft colors.  With Fall, pants are still out of the picture.  But this time around, women are shedding their softness for more powerful gowns and suits.  This is Fall the dress is no longer a sign of weakness.  Men can have their pants back, we don't need 'em.

Badgley Mischka
Antonio Berardi
Bibhu Mohaparta
Cushnie et Ochs
Elie Saab
Farah Angsana 
Zac Posen