This girl works for Hermès, and she came out after the show in a brilliant yellow dress by the design house. The boots and bag are also Hermès. Love saturated color like this for autumn.
Keep an eye out for the newly-reinvigorated brand Kenzo. Ever since Opening Ceremony’s Humberto Leon and Carol Lim took the helm as creative directors last year, Kenzo has been gaining visibility in editorial and ad pages – and also in real life on fashion industry folk. We saw numerous Kenzo sweatshirts on the editors this past fashion week, and at the Viktor & Rolf show in the Tuileries, Leigh Lezark work an intricately pleated Kenzo dress that looked particularly beautiful in motion.
As painful as it may be to wrench yourself away from pretty fall weather, it’s time to start thinking about coats. Though most people seem to go for the most basic, utilitarian coats around, there really *will* be enough cold days in a New York City winter to wear an interesting patterned coat fairly often. This guest at Paris fashion week paired her black and white coat with an aubergine clutch by Louis Vuitton.
This is a totally out-there, fantastical outfit from the Alexander McQueen runway that absolutely nobody would dare wear in real life – nobody, that is, except for Anna Dello Russo. She is the master of taking the fantasy of fashion and making it a reality. She floated into the Kenzo show during Paris Fashion Week in this elaborate feather dress and mirrored visor sunglasses. It was the theater of fashion, amazing to watch – especially at 10am on a Sunday morning.
One way to keep winter clothes from getting boring is to seek out interesting textures. Love how this guest combined a black and white graphic popcorn sweater with a quilted A-line skirt at the Chanel show.
Vogue Turkey’s editor at large Ece Sukan mixed a white summer dress with a black turtleneck and snakeskin boots in one very cool outfit outside the Viktor & Rolf show.
There are designers, there are fashion shows and then there are the designers that fashion editors actually wear, and in that regard Prada has been a favorite for years now. Anna Dello Russo wore the bright orange pantsuit Prada runway look from the Fall 2012 collection to the Viktor & Rolf show in Paris. One look at this outfit tells you that pantsuits have definitely shed their dowdy image for fall 2012, reemerging as vibrant and fashion-forward.
Detail of her bag and shoes, after the jump. (more…)
Sweater weather is upon us, and the options are even better this year than years past thanks to advances in technology. The same technique that allowed for elaborate prints on spring 2012 blouses and pants is now being applied to fall 2012 sweaters, resulting in cool patterns like this animal print on Marina Larroude’s sweater at the Paris Carven show.
Though fashion industry insiders may be known for spearheading the next new thing, they don’t change out their entire wardrobes as soon as Labor Day ends. In fact, they often wear summer favorites into fall – and use them to showcase new fall purchases.
Here are some tips from Paris Fashion Week for how to gracefully transition from summer to fall looks, as seen on guests and models at the shows.
Model Natalia Vadianova caused quite a stir when she appeared at the Valentino show in Paris. Here she is exiting the show in a black brocade dress with a Dior bag. Love the fun yellow sunglasses she donned to shield herself from the paparazzi, Jackie O-style.
Layering dresses over pants was a big trend on the runway for fall 2012, but few have been able to carry it off in real life as well as Susie Lau of Style Bubble. Outside the Chloe show she mixed prints in bright red and blue with a blue cardigan, two handbags and red Valentino shoes.
Raf Simons’ ready-to-wear debut at Dior was one of the most highly anticipated events at Paris Fashion Week, so guests really dressed to the max. This young woman wore a gorgeous blue print Dior gown to the show.
Giovanna Battaglia literally stopped traffic in a graphic black and white coat outside the Stella McCartney show. Bellissima!
Model Hanne Gaby Odiele left the Kenzo show in two shades of green – mint and military. Loved how this outfit also played with bits of transparency with the transparent raincoat and bag.