Monday, March 5, 2012

Paris Fashion Week: Fall/Winter 2012 Favs Part Two

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Lanvin // Marking his tenth anniversary with the house of Lanvin, the genius that is Alber Elbaz celebrated by showcasing some of his best creations for the label's FW 12 season. From his sculpted silhouettes to his infamous jewel encrusted dresses, the collection was colorfully festive with his famous jewel tones of electric blue, scarlet, and canary yellow. From body conscious silhouettes to his classic dramatic ruffles, the presentation was incredibly luxe with fur, lace, and jeweled detailing. Fun, flirty, and powerful; another superb collection by Alber. View the full collection here.

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Celine // Despite the fact that Celine's creative director, Phoebe Philo is seven months pregnant, the FW 12 collection proved the circumstance had zero impact on the presentation shown in Paris earlier today. The collection was shown privately to about 30 editors and the results gained outstanding reviews following Philo's previous seasons with Celine. Minimal, chic, colorful, luxurious, and down right beautiful. You know I need to get my hands on those new clutch/pouchettes. TO DIE FOR. View the full collection here.

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Haider Ackermann // Ackermann's use of color always has me on a fashion high; so rich and so lush. For his FW 12 collection, the designer presented incredibly tailored, yet sexy and body conscious ensembles down the runway with dramatic pleats, high slit skirts, plunging necklines, and cinched waists via classic thick strapped Ackermann belts. I love how the collection is simple, yet with a touch of drama and sensuality. View the collection here.

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Givenchy // I will always be a loyal advocate of Riccardo and his work with Givenchy. Yet again I am amazed by his creations for Givenchy's FW 12 season. From cropped capes, leather riding jackets, quilted tapered trousers, and thigh high books from his pre fall collection, the presentation was very much equestrian meets dark goth. Following the heavy leather ensembles of the show were slip style dresses adorned with delicate lace and embellishments adding a romantic touch to the darkly tough presentation. Did you guys see Alicia Keys at the show? How beautiful did she look in her white blazer and cross necklace?! View the full collection here.

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Chloe // I wasn't so thrilled with Chloe's new creative director, Clare Waight Keller's first collection, but I am all over her sophomore presentation for the fashion house. For the FW 12 season, Keller took a athletic, yet femininely refined approach to the Chloe girl showcasing comfy knits, wool and lace sweaters, quilted detailing, and elastic cuffing at the end of the skirts, shorts, and pants. The presentation's color palette of muted pastels softened the more sport wear numbers, yet were still classically Chloe. Phenomenal separates that will surely be on the street style blogs next season come the SS shows. View the full collection here.

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Stella McCartney // After showcasing an evening wear collection in London during LFW, Stella showcased her sportswear inspired collection in Paris. Going back to her love of cobalt blues, blacks, ivories and taupes, the Brit sent out ensembles with her classic minimalism touch. From short dresses with mixed fabrics, sculpted sleeves, to the relaxed pajama like suiting and tailored jackets, it was a strong collection from start to end. How yummy are those shoes?! View the full collection here.

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Kenzo // I am slowly becoming a Kenzo fan each season with creative directors Humberto Leon and Carol Lim guiding the brand. Continuing the house's more urban street style aesthetic, the Opening Ceremony duo sent out fun, quirky, yet equally chic and refined pieces down the runway with print details and a color scheme of military grens, sapphires, burgundy, and the traditional black and whites. The knitted tops and shoes had me at hello, but seriously, how incredibly fresh is the entire collection?! View the full presentation here.

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