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Paris Fashion Week Spring 2012 Women’s Collections

Posted in Art Nouveau with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 7, 2011 by James Field

Haider Ackermann Spring 2012

 

It’s hard to think just how fast the world of fashion moves. Always changing, always evolving and always creating, yet we only “recycle” the styles and trends from times past. However, there are few designers who create their own style and specific look, and achieve in creating something new each and every season. One designer who has accomplished this many times over, is Mr. Haider Ackermann. His collections are always among my favorite during the Parisian showings, and the above photo is one of the reasons why. This collection he played with a new silhouette and proportion that I quite frankly, fainted over. Blending Menswear inspired pieces with the softness of chiffon and silk, he created a beautiful balance which was almost Zen like. I also love his use of color and tailoring, which was a major step up from seasons past. All in all, Haider was may favorite of the Women’s collections, however I did pick out my favorite looks from some of the collections shown this season. Enjoy!

Balmain Spring 2012

 

Christian Dior Spring 2012

 

Lanvin Spring 2012

 

Alexander McQueen Spring 2012

 

Nina Ricci Spring 2012

 

au revoir from NYC!

The GQ Collections: Autumn/Winter 2011

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 8, 2011 by James Field

The creme de la creme of men’s fashion. Please #TakeNotes

GQ UK — SEPTEMBER 2011
THE GQ COLLECTIONS: AUTUMN/WINTER 2011
Photographer: Guzman
Stylist: Jo Levin
Models: Bradley (Select); Dewi (Select); Chris Doe; Maximilian Parsons; Nick Wilson; Pete Bolton; Sam Webb; Tafari Hinds

Dior Homme Spring 2012

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on June 28, 2011 by James Field

Is very hard to believe, but I was a little disappointed in this seasons Menswear collections from both Milan and Paris. I felt as though there was not enough originality and innovation, it all seemed a bit lukewarm. I am also shocked that this season Phillip Lim didn’t steal my heart as my favorite, instead I give that honor to Mr Kris Van Assche at Dior Homme. I wasn’t blow away, but I did enjoy the aesthetic he went for. I loved the use of primarily dark colors, and the tension he created with the white and tan hues that accompanied them. The modernity and stark nature of the shapes were definitely a plus, and I also was pleased to see new shapes in blazer cuts and pant silhouettes. I also thought the leather work was brilliant along with the accessories, but I was not impressed with the hats. They reminded me too much of the Siki Im, Amish style hats from last season. Overall it was a smartly executed meditation on simplicity, well that’s what I drew from it anyway. Take a look at some of my top pick from the collection:

Dior Homme