Color blocking is a popular trend for Fall 2012….and here comes the House of Holland delivering the next colorful chapter: bold color patterns. As crazy as the prints might look at first, the pieces are surprisingly timely and loads of fun. The chevron fur chubby is beyond!
John Rocha likes to treat his ladies like folkloric Celtic muses. He always likes to throw in a little romantic twist to his creations and this time is no exception. The nocturnal Goth feel of this line-up brings out a re-imagined pagan note that somehow manages to be surprisingly feminine. We are fans!
Kinder Aggugini’s collection was an exercise in conventional wisdom… fashion-wise, of course. He mix-matched so many references – cowboy, Delft porcelain, cartoon character, pop-culture icon, etc., adroitly creating a cohesive look that was unexpectedly polished. His haute shabby-chic take on evening was excitingly original.
Todd Lynn is famous for the simplicity of his silhouettes. He delivers elongated, tailored looks that are both sleek and rich looking. This season he decided to get out of his well-manicured comfort zone with a few outerwear pieces that defied his principle. The fur pieces were not only a break from his conventional cuts; their sculptural quality added another dimension to his work.
There’s something cool about Antipodium. The name alone is a fun tongue-in-cheek nod but the collection’s overall look is classic sportswear in the best American tradition. The pieces are lovely, well thought-out, and really modern in their choice of materials and styling. This mindset is precisely expressed with the furs that are treated like any other textile regardless of preconceived codes.
Temperley London’s collection felt like someone opened a jewel box, once owned by the Romanovs, and fairies came to life. The look was an extremely polished folkloric ode to the Tsarist Russia. Everything was posh and beautiful, from the satin daywear suits to the evening gowns. The byzantine luxury touch was omnipresent and the models couldn’t have looked lovelier.
Issa, or Issa London depending on which side of the pond you are located, showed a collection that looked at summer’s sun dresses for a new season. Colors and prints drenched this line-up with so much sunshine that we almost had to put our sunglasses on! Of course, Fall-Winter always brings more than its fare share of outerwear. This time, Issa looked at fur to expand its message, but it was fur’s application to daywear that we found most surprising. Issa likes to have fun regardless of the season.
More London Fall 2012 shows to come…
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