My NYFW Pick: Yigal Azrouël A/W 2013

Yigal Azrouël Fall Winter 13 collection was filled with a mélange of textures, on modern pieces; gorgeous wool, fur and sleek leather. And I loved it. The tapered trousers, chic blazers, and slick peplum tops (yes, those are still going to be around next fall) were showcasing the designer’s sharp sophistication. The outerwear was to die … Continue reading

Focus… Paris Fashion Week AW 2012: Elie Saab

  Elie Saab showed a wide range of daywear and a beautiful bevy of red-carpet gowns for Fall 2012. With models clad in long hair and blunt bangs, the show kicked off with a multitude of ladylike skirt suits, loose-cut trousers, and fur coats. Casual dresses followed suit, highlighting a range of form-fitting colorblocked sheath dresses … Continue reading

Focus… Paris Fashion Week AW 2012: Miu Miu

Miuccia Prada sent a myriad of menswear-inspired suits down Miu Miu‘s Fall 2012 runway. The tailored looks got a whimsical kick via colorful hexagonal patterns, wide stripes, retro tapestry and flashy plaid prints, and ultra-bejeweled embellishments. As always with Miu Miu, accessories are not to be overlooked; for the Fall think top handle doctor bags … Continue reading

Focus… Paris Fashion Week AW 2012: Chanel

Karl Lagerfeld plays in tweed, sporty silhouettes, and whimsical layers and texture (and bejeweled eyebrows) for Chanel‘s Fall 2012. Lagerfeld sets his catwalk in a snowy white cave, done up in crystal embellishments that mirrored the life-size versions set on the runway. That in itself set the mood for whimsy, which only became more pronounced in … Continue reading

Focus… Paris Fashion Week AW 2012: Chloé

Clare Waight Keller put on a refined yet romantic show at Chloé yesterday, as the designer paraded pretty pastel hues and no-fuss flirtiness on exaggerated, over-sized silhouettes. Bold red trousers, tailored with an expert drape, were teamed with a delicate cream lace top, while layers of blush pinks and peaches added a feminine edge enlarged bomber … Continue reading

Focus… Paris Fashion Week AW 2012: Yves Saint Laurent

Stefano Pilati bid adieu to Yves Saint Laurent with a dark, sexy Fall 2012 in all moody iterations of womanly dress. There’s both a sultry undercurrent and a definitive strength that runs throughout Pilati’s finale. It’s a give and take — boxier leather jackets and trousers, and sharp outerwear have as much of a place … Continue reading

Focus… Paris Fashion Week AW 2012: Stella McCartney

  With a magical touch, Stella McCartney injected a dose of luxe into every piece of her Fall 2012 collection; lavish slouchy trousers were dipped in shocking cobalt and dark pink hues, while a selection of textural knitted sweaters looked cozy enough to sleep in. Outerwear also highlighted bigger shapes, but not overwhelmingly so, via … Continue reading

Focus… Paris Fashion Week AW 2012: Hermès

  Christophe Lemaire delivered strong outerwear — even capes and blanket-like ponchos elevated with Hermès‘s quintessential luxe for Fall 2012.

Focus… Paris Fashion Week AW2012: Jean Paul Gaultier

  In true Jean Paul Gaultier fashion, Fall 2012 is a rocker girl’s dream. Steeped in streetwear influences and a cult punk band vibe, the designer certainly had the underground on his mind. So much so, that everything from woven jacquard trousers to satin-sheen cocktail frocks were embellished with retro bright ’80s-style graffiti prints. But … Continue reading

Focus… Paris Fashion Week AW 2012: Viktor & Rolf

  Viktor and Rolf turned retro glamour on its head for Fall 2012, turning out a collection filled with glamourous details — fur! satin! fringe! lingerie! — on silhouettes that always veered towards the unexpected.