29.02.12

Versace Fall 2012

The start of the Versace Fall 2012 presentation had a very gothic feel as it opened with black, black and more black looks on models with barely-there eyebrows and blunt cut bangs which made me instantly think of one person: Rooney Mara.

Byzantine cross embroidery adorned most of the pieces which included velvet coats, halter dresses, strapless dresses, turtlenecks and leather-panelled pencil skirts.

Peplums accented the models’ hips much like they did in the Atelier Versace Spring 2012 presentation. These seductive pieces were presented alongside leather fitted dresses with studded details and corsets paired with pencil skirts.

From the dark and mysterious we moved onto colourful mini dresses emblazoned with the Versace logo in bold, graphic lettering. Some may call these pieces tacky, but they were a fun addition to a collection steeped in the spirit of Versace.

The mood instantly changed the second the evening wear was presented.

Jennifer Lopez, Amber Heard and Beyonce Knowles will be fighting over the jaw-dropping chain-linked silver-disc gown which says “Hello bombshell,” whilst Blake Lively and Elizabeth Banks will love the shorter, edgier dresses with cut-out details.

The exciting thing about the presentation is that these pieces have a place on every red carpet from the Grammys, to the Oscars, to Cannes, to premieres and photocalls.

For Spring, Ashley Greene was the first to don a look.

I wonder who will receive that honour for Fall. Hopefully it will be Blake, as she needs to get her sexy-back.

Front Row: Anja Rubik, Pixie Lott, Gao Yuanyuan and Christopher Kane

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Jennifer Lopez, Amber Heard, Beyonce Knowles, Blake Lively, Fergie, Rihanna, Blake Lively, Minka Kelly, Hilary Swank, Penelope Cruz, Chloe Moretz, Daisy Lowe, Lea Michele, Zoe Kravitz, Emma Stone, Elizabeth Banks, Jessica Alba, Eva Mendes, Cameron Diaz, Zoe Saldana, Katy Perry, Paz Vega and Katie Cassidy

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29.02.12

Just Cavalli Fall 2012

Upon entering the venue for the Just Cavalli Fall 2012 presentation during Milan Fashion Week, the first thing I saw was the animal-print lined runway.

The presentation started off with zebra prints, a mix of dark colours with pops of orange and red before moving onto nude and a finale of leopard prints which sent my heart a flutter.

With the inspiration being London’s ‘Swinging Sixties’, we saw mini dresses for the young and leggy. Super-skinny pants, floaty chiffon dresses, slouchy leather pants, cable-knit sweaters, metallic blazers, long-sleeve drop-waist dresses, oversized wool coats, and capes, including an animal-print hooded cape which was one of my favourite pieces of this collection.

Key accessories included Mary Jane shoes and ankle boots with stiletto heels and boots completely covered with glitter or in patent laser treatment to give the effect of lace, plus large and small bags which were also covered in glitter.

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Fergie, Paris Hilton, Kat Graham, Rihanna and Demi Lovato

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29.02.12

Moschino Fall 2012

Moschino presentations are always fun and quirky, which is just what you need to pick you up at a 9am show when your coffee hasn’t kicked in.

The theme for Fall 2012 was military with some biker and cowgirl references mixed in.

On a colour palette of mostly black and white, we also saw scarlet red, canary yellow, electric blue and fuchsia pink.

We saw short, flirty dresses, coats with military epaulettes and brass gold buttons, tri-colour biker jackets, capes which could be worn as dresses, 60s style lady-like dresses, plus plenty of feathers, ruffles and quilting.

The models were styled either with Stetsons or a big black bow, plus they were dripping in gold jewels.

Key accessories included studded or quilted bags, bi-colour backpacks with gold hardware, cute fanny packs and leather ankle boots with gold detailing.

Front Row: Alek Wek and Anna Dello Russo

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Katy Perry, Miranda Cosgrove, Lady Gaga and Zooey Deschanel

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24.02.12

Fendi Fall 2012

Fendi’s Fall 2012 collection was presented on a colour palette of deep greens, soft browns, wine reds and Big Bird yellow.

Karl Lagerfeld presented furs, crocodile and ostrich skin on coats, dresses and skirts, and sometimes they were all featured in one look.

Alongside the oversized coats we saw wide corset belts, pleated skirts, jackets with peaked shoulders, goat-fur sweaters, textured skirts and sheer blouses.

Key accessories included a fur-lined iPad case, the new FFXL bags and shoes in contrasting textures which were button, feathered with fur or laced.

Peter Philips gave the models white wings via their lids and Sam McKnight styled their hair into twisted tresses which had a tribal/Victorian feel to them.

Front Row: Bianca Brandolini D’Adda, Giovanna Battaglia and Franca Sozzani

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Bianca Brandolini d’Adda, Delfina Delettrez Fendi, Rihanna and Giovanna Battaglia

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23.02.12

No. 21 Fall 2012

Alessandro Dell’Acqua’s No. 21 Fall 2012 collection produced an extreme mixture of looks that I can’t wait to see on the likes of Diane Kruger and Zoe Saldana.

On the one hand we saw sexy ultra-feminine lightweight dresses with peek-a-boo bras and negligees, and on the other hand sporty tweed military-inspired layered pieces which are perfect for someone like Alexa Chung.

The designer cited Queen Elizabeth in her private life, gardening in the country as his inspiration – done in a contemporary way of course.

Apart from the dresses we saw boxy coats, bejewelled skirts, slouchy tweed pants and layered tops.

Key accessories included oversized embellished leather gloves and a newly launched footwear venture for the designer who served up ankle-strap peep-toes and pumps.

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Diane Kruger, Zoe Saldana, Alexa Chung, Rooney Mara and Anna Paquin

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