“They say that when one door closes, another opens. Soon, the house of Gianfranco Ferré will leave its striking headquarters on Milan’s Via Pontaccio — where its runway shows are staged — severing another link to the label’s late founder. There is some uncertainty about the beleaguered company’s next chapter, a notion still unresolved from a creative standpoint with the spring collection.
Drawing their inspiration from Guy Bourdin’s provocative photography, designers Federico Piaggi and Stefano Citron honed in on architectural draping and cuts with several floor-length silhouettes. Many were constructed with a heavy hand, as if the designers felt the need to show off their tailoring techniques. A graphic bandeau top in python and a black fabric, for instance, was shown with a matching long skirt with exaggerated side pockets, while the bottom of a dress was cut into a pant leg on one side and a skirt on the other.
The simpler designs — a long white dress cinched at the waist with a metallic leaf belt — looked elegant. Yet the overall effect felt stiff and unlike a spring collection. Maybe a new home will inspire them to try a fresh approach.”
“NEW YORK’S NEXT FASHIONISTA - Now three years old, Alexander Wang’s niece Aila Wang has progressed from leather pinafore dresses, to the halterneck version, which she accessorised with Wintour-esque shades and a black Chanel bag. Oh Suri, you have much to learn.”
The Art Of Beauty featuring model Frida Aasen in V #79 Fall 2012 photographed by Marilyn Minter.
It’s that time of year again! WhoWhatWear is showcasing the season’s biggest trends. For fall, there are so many ways to freshen up your wardrobe, whether it’s adding a bold statement piece (psychedelic ’70s prints and bejeweled separates), incorporating the season’s new it color (Bordeaux), or experimenting with some borrowed-from-the-boys fashion (pantsuits and military). But of course that is not all. Pictured above are the most noteworthy; which is your favorite?
Black chiffon maxi dress with side cutouts via Flirtcatalog | Going Platinum embellished flats via Caroline Cree | House of Harlow etched stack cuff & pyramid wrap ring, Low Luv horse bit and coin bracelet via Glamhouse | SEPHORA OPI nailpolish in “Iris I Was Thinner”
‘Little White Tank’ : H&M tank, Armani Exchange jeans, Guess leather jacket, Marc by Marc Jacobs Baby Aidan bag, and a vintage costume jewelry ring.