Check out this behind-the-scenes video from Rodarte’s gorgeous Vincent van Gogh-inspired Spring 2012 show, in which the cast–an all-star group including Karlie Kloss, Lindsey Wixson and Caroline Trentini–draw questions from a hat. Learn how Wixson is preparing for the end of the world after the jump. More
Topic: Spring 2012
So, here’s a weird one: we were so distracted by the spectacular runway set and the exceptionally lovely clothes that we didn’t notice a bizarre little detail at Chanel… Subtly affixed to the otherwise pristine faces on the runway were little pearls, below lips and on noses, along the ears and at the eyebrow. Like piercings. Or moles…? More
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
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
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
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
Karlie Kloss–currently one of the world’s biggest models and teenage face of Christian Dior–closed the label’s Spring 2012 show yesterday, her ass on display in a sheer gown with floral bodice. Two relevant pieces of information will follow. More
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Nicola Formichetti showed his Spring 2012 collection for Thierry Mugler (his second womenswear line for the label) yesterday to a bit of critical savaging. Regardless of how you feel about the slashed, space-y beige looks, you should note the following video in which Lady Gaga appears to have gotten sloshed on her own Kool Aid again. More
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
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
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
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