What a week it has been! If Fall 2012-Winter 2013 is any indication, the fashion world is entering a whirlwind of beautifully tailored garments, made with great attention, luxuriously finished, and with enough fur touches to rival a tsarina’s wardrobe. Here are more highlights of things to come next Fall 2012:
Monique L’Huillier is getting tough, or at least she’s channeling a tougher gal as muse. Gone is the sugar and spice sweetness. This collection introduces tailored leather and bolder colors to the mix to heighten the drama. Ms. L’Hullier showed plenty of great separates and the fur coats, particularly her broadtails, are sure to elevate her profile with a new crop of customers.
Anna Sui’s collection reads like a storybook filled with lovely colors and merry characters. The line-up looked conventionally polished, of course, within the Sui vocabulary. She introduced great outwear treated with a good dose of knits, some passementrie finishings and great shearlings dyed in marvelous hues.
The Douglas Hannant gal could walk on or off of a Hollywood film set with ease and confidence. There is always something otherworldly about this label that sees its customer as an elegant dame 24/7. Striking a pose in Douglas Hannant is easy, passing-by unnoticed is another thing altogether.
Marc Jacobs’ collection was a madcap affair with models sporting bigger than life millinery made out of multicolored mink. The overall psychedelic look married various historical links, from pilgrims to 18th century France, and delivered a substantial colorful line-up of separates and accessories with some real gems in the bunch.
Who knew that Vivienne Tam could be so at home in Shangri-La? Her latest collection, named Shangri-La Remix, is a departure from the strict Chino-centric references we are accustomed to seeing. The chic bohemian promenade is a welcome change, and we thank her for it. The dyed Mongolian lamb look amazing and really served her story.
Jason Wu’s Chinese collection is a great exercise in contemporary fashion trends. His collection plays the military uniform note well. Floral embroideries and tones of green and red are complemented with fur pieces (which coincidentally are dear to traditional Chinese fashion). The looks blast preconceived stereotypes by looking at the China of today, famous for its strong and sleek looks.
More to come from Day 5…
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