#PFW: CHANEL SPRING 2013 HAUTE COUTURE
For Chanel’s Spring Couture, Karl Lagerfeld transformed the Grand Palais in the heart of Paris into a private forest for a 19th century style celebration (with an added nod to gay marriage. Models with 19th century-style feathers cascading from their hair sported 69 romantic looks in silk, lace and tulle. View more from the collection after the jump:
#PFW: CHRISTIAN DIOR SPRING 2013 COUTURE
It might be snowing in Paris, but Raf Simons’ couture showing for Dior was all about spring luxe in full swing. “I wanted to do a very self-explanatory collection this season. I wanted it to literally be about the season; to be about the very idea of spring” he said - and that he did!
Simons showcased a wide-ranged bouquet of looks, which included floral-embellished gowns, embroidered bustiers, dramatic tea-length dresses, and sleek separates. We’re digging the progression of the clothes season to season from the Belgium designer. So far so good! Peep footage of the full show after the jump:
#PFW: ATELIER VERSACE SPRING 2013 COUTURE
The Spring Summer 2013 Atelier Versace collection explores the relationships between solid structures and ethereal fabrics. Donatella Versace took inspiration in the architectural splendor of glass domes, where the fragility of glass contrasts with the strength of iron and steel beams, challenging the idea of modern to build ephemeral vaults and roof lights. View more of the collection after the jump:
#FASHION: RAF SIMON’S FIRST DIOR CAMPAIGN
Photographer Willy Vanderperre shot his first campaign for Christian Dior Spring/Summer 2013 collection by Raf Simons (who also happens to be a first-timer in creating a Dior campaign). The images capture the surrealist essence of Parisian style and elegance in painting-like 3D settings — definitely something different from the usual work of Vanderperre and also Dior’s past campaigns. Not sure if we’re 1000% sold, but definitely digging it!
H&M SPRING 2013 LOOKBOOK
This has to be their best yet! Swedish label, H&M enlists top model Nadja Bender to pose for its Spring 2013 lookbook and she drapes on a combination of comfortable and tailored silhouettes full of funk and style.
Set in a studio location, Nadja puts on the brands leather, tassels, loose, and structured looks with graphic prints, florals, and metallic details. See the full collection after the jump:
MARC JACOBS SPRING/SUMMER 2013 LOOKBOOK
Modeled by Cole Mohr and Lyle Lodwick, the Spring/Summer 2013 Marc Jacobs Men’s lookbook is colorful, graphic, and super luxe! Taking a few pointers from the 1940s, a nice portion of the collection is made up of well executed tailored suits in the style and silhouettes of that era. Graphic prints also make appearances in the collection, like the lovely floral print in the shape of fruits and plants. Digging all of this!
H&M SPRING/SUMMER 2013 MEN’S LOOKBOOK
The collection is filled with lots of good - consisting of blazers, trousers, various jacket styles, button down shirts, sweaters, shorts and more. The use of color is also much appreciated as we see warm tones complimenting dark hues resulting into well coordinated outfits. Love!