Topic: Spring 2012

Gallery: The Most Bizarre And Beautiful Looks From Alexander McQueen Spring 2012

Gallery: The Most Bizarre And Beautiful Looks From Alexander McQueen Spring 2012

Yesterday, Sarah Burton presented yet another unsettling, hauntingly beautiful collection for the house of Alexander McQueen, and explored some of the label’s favorites tropes–gothic romance and fetishism–in the process. The palette was identifiably McQueen as well: mostly black, with dramatic monochrome and shocks of startling color (like coral!). Finally, the headgear was particularly special: hoods and masks in a riot of intricate beading and feathers that were equal parts fairy tale and nightmare. A bunch of details and many of the collection’s showstopping gowns ahead. More »

Accessories: All The Best Shoes & Bags At Louis Vuitton

Accessories: All The Best Shoes & Bags At Louis Vuitton

The Spring 2012 Louis Vuitton show (as we mentioned) was all ladylike: Marc Jacobs crafted pretty dresses amid some frills, some metallic details, in tweed and feathers with practical pumps in a soft palette of pale yellow, robin’s egg and white. …And yes, the runway a was carrousel. However, what we talk about when we talk about Louis Vuitton is still primarily those beloved handbags: here’s the cream of the crop, featuring a whole lot of gator and at least one very clever way of embellishing that iconic logo print. More »

See Kate Moss & Louis Vuitton’s Massive, All-White Carousel

See Kate Moss & Louis Vuitton's Massive, All-White Carousel

Yesterday, while sharing images of Chanel‘s underwater scene, we made a crack about how the line between runway sets and “theme room (for kids’ birthdays) at a family fun center” was sometimes very blurry. Well, then Louis Vuitton had to go and up the ante: instead of a traditional runway, the ladies of LV circled a giant white branded Louis carousel. More »

Can We Talk About The Insane ‘Darth Vader’ Hats At Balenciaga? Please?!

Can We Talk About The Insane 'Darth Vader' Hats At Balenciaga? Please?!

Balenciaga got quite the critical rubdown after the Spring 2012 collection walked Thursday morning. Apparently Nicolas Ghesquiere was pretty upset and embarrassed about those breaking benches, but the critics didn’t seem to mind once the show started (WWD quotes “one astute journalist” who called it “real fashion,” italics mine). The collection was industrial futurism, cerebral and volumetric, conceptual and weird as fuck. It will also be an editorial juggernaut come next Spring. For the time being, though, we really need to discuss the hats. More »

Gallery: The Top 10 Black & White Looks Of NYFW

Gallery: The Top 10 Black & White Looks Of NYFW

Today’s our last day of rounding up the trends of Spring 2012 from NYFW, so we figure we’d cap with something that everyone can wear regardless of skintone, body type, height etc: monochrome. Bold, graphic black and white was all over the Spring 2012 runways (whether it was minimal at Yigal or pretty prints at Preen) and we’re pleased with that because it’s always a fresh combination. Here’s our 10 favorite looks. More »

Gallery: The Top 10 Little White Dresses Of New York Fashion Week

Gallery: The Top 10 Little White Dresses Of New York Fashion Week

Spring is reliably the time for two things: floral prints and airy dresses in white. True to form, NYFW saw no shortage of prints–of every kind–and plenty of the LWD (the LBD’s humidity-friendlier cousin). Here’s the 10 on our wishlist, from Gatsby dreams at Ralph Lauren to draping at Doo.Ri to minimalism at Helmut Lang… and this razor sharp number above from Cushnie et Ochs. More »

Fashion Week’s Biggest Trends: The 3 Kinds Of Prints That Will Rule Spring

Fashion Week's Biggest Trends: The 3 Kinds Of Prints That Will Rule Spring

Spring is the time for prints: florals, usually, and this past fashion week saw some weirdo forays into Hawaiian. However, three of the biggest trends to emerge for prints weren’t actually about flowers: we saw geometric patterns, plenty of ombre and animals. …I don’t mean leopard spots or tiger stripes, but prints of animals: birds, butterflies, even a few zebras. Let’s take a look. More »

Beyond Blue: Bright Bold Yellow, Orange & Red Will Be A Major Trend For Spring 2012

Beyond Blue: Bright Bold Yellow, Orange & Red Will Be A Major Trend For Spring 2012

We already mentioned how cobalt dominated the Spring 2012 runways this past fashion week and it’s worth noting that we also saw plenty of pastels. However, the other major movement in color was bright, juicy shades of citrus: lemon yellow, electric orange and loads of vermilion. In other words, Spring 2012 will be all about bold, head-to-toe, high-saturation color. Let’s have a look. More »