Givenchy Couture

Ricardo Tisci is at it again. This gorgeous fall couture fresh from Paris draws inspiration from the gypsies of southern Italy and 60s silhouettes. Can it get more Romantic than that? The photo set we’ve come to expect depicting the models from the front and back is complemented by a fitting German Shepard. The color palate is earthy and evokes a sense of nature. One in which the models emerge from the forest behind them. The gowns are accented with capes, fringe and hand beaded detailing.

Celine Fall 2012 RTW

March 4, Paris, Phoebe Philo created the most amazing coats(in addition to a very sporty line) for Celine’s Fall 2012 ready to wear collection. The bright colors paired with a black or navy base really allow each piece to stand out.

Celine

Fall Trend: Middle Ages

What if I said that I think the trends for fall will be inspired by the Renaissance and Medieval times? It’s kind of odd, but it can definitely be beautiful. I pulled together a few pieces from different collections that I believe are obviously inspired by the 15th century.

Balmain- these tunics remind me of what a jouster would wear. The embroidered roses serve as a coat of arms.

Carven- The first model wears a skirt with a Medieval painting. The second model wears a jacket that reminds me of stained glass work that would be found in a church. 

Aquilano.Romondi- The show is specifically inspired by the Renaissance, notice the cross motifs and rich fabrics. 

Kate Spade Fall 2012 Presentation

Though I find Kate Spade to be a little conservative for my style (and by that I mean not enough black in their line), I found myself really liking their collection for Fall 2012. Known for producing bright and colorful pieces, Kate Spade drew on more than just hot pinks and oranges for their color palate. Rich emeralds, reds, and even a touch of fur balanced out the expected aquas and bright yellows, for which Kate Spade is so well known. This collection is inspired by the coveted culture of Paris (feathers, classic floral prints, envelope clutches, blunt bangs, ok now I’m stereotyping) and styled by everyone’s favorite, Brad Goreski. Here are my favorites from the collection, and for the record, I’m obsessed with the “Pardon My French” t-shirt.

For the rest of the collection click here.