Thursday, September 29, 2011
It's only logical that technical sportswear should be breaking through as such an important influence for spring 2012—it's fashion mentally limbering up for the Summer Olympics in London, of course. Athleticism is home territory for American designers, too, so it's no stretch to see Alexander Wangstreaking off the starting-blocks with a show dedicated to New York street-elegant sportswear. It's his natural beat, too. "I've been looking at motocross, Nascar racing, and all the clothes those guys wear," Wang said backstage, looking calmly across the vast space he commanded at Pier 94 toward racks of perforated taffeta, bright flashes of tangerine, violet, and teal, and slick, body-sculpted knits.
It all came together with a sense of cohesion and modernity. There were zippy blousons and tiny skirts (Wang called them “racing suits”) with colored polo shirts showing through the mesh, geometrically-engineered intarsia sweaters and leggings color-blocked in burgundy, ochre, and white, and botanical prints on techno-fabric biker tops and matching skinny pants—and all of this stalking energetically down the runway on high, pointy shoes in gutsy fish-scale textures.
It was fast, young, confident, and—even though Wang doesn't veer from his contemporary-level price point—far from generic. His silk parachute dresses with zippered fronts and oversize cargo pockets radiated hot, sexy urbanity, while the final section, featuring sheer sweatshirts (patterned with fluorescent flashes) and collaged T-shirt dresses worn over swim pieces, had a sophistication that made this show a New York winner.
PRADA is my favorite! Muiccia Prada did a very sweet and amazing job for the MILAN FASHION WEEK!
“I was terrified,” said Miuccia Prada. “I wanted to take on the taboo of sweetness, which is one of the greatest qualities in women. But if you are not aggressive, too? How can that work, for a woman?” Miuccia Prada isn’t really happy—or fully herself as a designer—unless she’s exploring contradictions and burning through to new positions as a feminist. Her hot clash of intellectual impulses roared up the runway as a collection about cars and women, which, of course, is stereotypical, sexist shorthand for the way dumb men brag about the two things as if they’re trophies. A joke, of course, because when Miuccia is this revved up, it’s always about putting women in the driver’s seat.
The set was a garage—foam cars, fake oil slicks, and paint stains on the floor—not that one needed to get over-involved with scenery to understand that this Prada collection was both one of the most satisfyingly rounded and urgently desirable for years. Why? It’s in that edgy, teetering balance between an undercurrent of slutty sexuality and the ladylike hauteur that is the pure essence of Prada. The girls, walking out with greased hair pulled back with bobby pins, wore a wardrobe that, as Miuccia Prada intended, took on sugary pastels, Swiss lace, and tons of feminine pleating and car-print silks merged with hot-rod iconography in leather appliquéd skirts and shoes with 3-D spurs flaming from the heels.
On another level, this collection was also a return to the controlled, knee-length silhouettes and bourgeois taste-level first set out in the nineties. “I want to do what I really like,” said Miuccia as she stood backstage after the show, receiving sustained applause from the models and audience alike. The thrill was the feeling that there was something so authentically personal in this show. The renditions of antique jewelry (crystal drop earrings dangling from flowered studs, faux-antique necklaces, and jeweled belts) looked like versions of the pieces the designer wears herself. Yet it was far from a complacent round-up of her greatest hits. Instead, her uses of color—combinations of burgundy with cornflower blue, coral and yellow, bottle-green and pink—were feats she never wanted to pull off in the monochrome nineties. And what clinches it? The overriding fact that, for all her engagement in concept, color, print, and decoration, this is also a collection which is calculated to be accessible. “There are basically no dresses,” she pointed out. “They are all pieces, combined in a realistic way.”
There are always sky high expectations from the biggest legendary British brand Burberry and it has never disappointed us this time the Burberry came up with more than expected in its Prorsum Spring/Summer 2012 collection. The assembly was awesome from colour palette to the silhouettes and add-ons very thing was just perfect.
The most amazing thing with Prorsum Spring/ summer 2012 collection was that it was full of much warmer clothes then the usual ones in this season.The spotlight of this collection was the trench coats and jackets as they were more in number. The Burberry’s classic statement trench coats made their way this time as well. Popped jackets with raffia on hoods, and parkas perfect to safeguard from rains and winds. Another attractive item was the natural material woven caps in multi-colour for the season.
Burberry Prorsum Spring/ Summer time 2012 collection characterized high waist skirts that softly cascaded to mid-calf, stylish tops with wooden beads in it, no doubt there was pretty collection of dresses but the vibrant color of them was just not perfect for the formal outing.
In the comparison of this warm dress collection the add-ons and footwear where just contrasting majority were thesandals decorated beautifully with beads. Burberry Prorsum Spring/ Summer time 2012 collection was just perfect with everything we desire for this spring take a close look.
Christian Dior is a brand that people look for its sophisticated and feminine collection. It’s the brand which has always being a great source of inspiration and motivation for fashion lovers and for the people who love making their clothes from the fashion collection.
Christian Dior Fall/ winter 2011/ 2012 collection had a great variety of imagination power inspired by John Galliano, this collection was fantastically filled with classy skirt suits, coats and sweaters trimmed with fur, and evening dresses.
The collection also featured fur dapper on jacket collars , cuffs dainty jackets and khaki Vest combined with thin grazing short pants .Within the knee swash buckling boots were combined with feathered skirts and loose fit jackets, capped with wide brimmed hats in night time blue, moss and eco-friendly.
Christian Dior Fall/ winter 2011/ 2012 collection had a complete classy look which will surely signify a vintage luxury with a rich royal color palette you can also spot , pin hidden chiffon dresses with ribbon bows, sultry black lace gowns seductive cocktail dresses beautifully accessorized with strappy nude and whitened ankle tie sandals.
Dior collection showcased fine line of accessories with perfect pieces like chic necklaces and bracelets, leather gloves and awesome shoes to match the outfit. check out the collection and find the perfect pieces for yourself.
Emilo Pucci Spring 2012 at Milan Fashion Week presented the gypsy culture. It was a complete rock n roll inspired collection. There were sheer skirts, colorful lace embroidered blouses and prints of 70s.
The creative director of Emilo Pucci came up with lots of busy prints and bold colors. Some of inspiring from the collection were skirts with patchworks of prints and black dresses with corcheted top and fringed bottom. There were also sexy sheer skirts and tops and these were some of the daring pieces.
The accessories used by the designer for Emilo Pucci Spring 2012 Collection was completely enhancing the attractiveness of the dress designs. There were big earrings, beautiful necklaces, sexy high heels shoes and also gorgeous clutches going perfectly with the dresses.
Dolce & Gabbana came up with good spring/summer 2012 collection at Milan Fashion Week. This was D&G’s last appearance because of its merging plans in future. The D&G Collection was impressive and bigger than ever before.
Accessories was used for showcasing all the designs. Specially scarves was used with colors like pink, orange and yellow and these were with polka dots and leopard prints. These scarves were used to make skirts and blouses. Even there was use of hand bags matching the dress designs. All the models were wearing gold jewellry and some had worn the hats to get the perfect look!
Now coming onto designs; designs were good with a lot of floral prints. The prints were very bright and colorful. The D&G show rocked with forcks, maxi, mini dresses and pants. Thus, the collection was lovely and sexy with beautiful designs.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
For spring 2012 designers are inspired by diverse influences,
showcasing a range of styles and lifestyles — from free
and playful to light and breezy, and contemporary classics.
Colors likewise reflect these differing moods, encapsulating
vivid brights, soft muted tones and fun-loving pastels.
“Consumers look to spring for renewed energy, optimism
and the promise of a brighter day,” said Leatrice Eiseman,
executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®
have learned how color can help them alter a mood, while
providing the vitality and enthusiasm that enables them to
experiment with new looks and color combinations.”
Provocative Tangerine Tango, an enticing juicy orange,
is a vivacious and appealing refresher to enliven anyone’s
outlook this spring. Providing a jolt of energy, Solar Power
radiates warmth and cheer.
Fanciful Bellflower, a distinct ornamental purple, exudes
uniqueness and creativity. Scintillating and sexy, Cabaret
is a sensual and intense rosy-red — an excellent choice
for summer clothing and cosmetics.
Sodalite Blue, a classic maritime hue, brings order and
calmness to mind. Like an anchor to a ship, this dependable
shade works with every color in the palette. Cockatoo, a
tactile blue-green, is sure to make your spirits soar. This
unusual hue adds a whimsical touch to the palette and
will make a statement this spring.
Margarita, a piquant yellow-green, lifts spirits with its
refreshing and stimulating glow. Reminiscent of a
blossoming garden on an early spring morning, fragrant Sweet
Lilac evokes the fresh scents of summer. This delicate
pinkish lilac adds a touch of romance to any wardrobe.
Natural, versatile neutrals add practicality to this season’s
brights. Driftwood, an adaptable blend of beige and gray
with a slightly weathered feel, and Starfish, a perfect
warm summer neutral, complement all colors featured in
this season’s top 10.
For an ultra-bold look this spring, try mixing Bellflower
with Tangerine Tango and Cabaret. Combine Margarita
with Sweet Lilac and Cockatoo for a subtle alternative,
or Margarita with Sweet Lilac and Driftwood for a more
practical variation. Solar Power is best juxtaposed with
Sodalite Blue, and for a safer bet, add a natural neutral
like Starfish to the mix.
For over 18 years, Pantone, the global authority on color,
has surveyed the designers of New York Fashion Week
and beyond to bring you the season’s most important
color trends. This report previews the most prominent
hues for spring 2012.
MILLY RHINESTONE KNOT Necklace sold for $135.00. (Click to view the original)
Things you need:
- Twisted Rope 2 meters (your own choice of color)
- Connected rhinestones 24 inches
- Glue Stick
- Glue gun or Strong hold glue
- Accessory Chain
- Grabber Lock
The Cleopatra eye makeup look is a bold take on the usual eyeliner and shadow combination, a chance to use vibrant or sultry colors and accentuate the entire upper eyelid and brow area. The Cleopatra eye look is one of the latest eye makeup trends used by celebrity makeup artists and other beauty professionals, and can be used to create an ultra-glamorous look.
Here's how to create an enchanting Cleopatra eye look.
Here's how to create an enchanting Cleopatra eye look.