#instavision – PFW F/W 13.14 – Christian Dior


The best of instagram from today’s dreamy Dior show in Paris

cosmicvoices Raf's surrealist Magritte clouds at Dior
@cosmicvoices’ photo of ‘Raf’s surrealist Magritte clouds at Dior’

First row, from left – @grazia_ru’s shot of a white look coming down the runway, @lauracraik’s photo of floral details on a Dior dress, via @glamour_russia ‘Lady in red at #dior’

Row two, from left – @bennybelle captured an image of the dreamy reflective set, model @feifeisun backstage with a bag from the show, @alionapeneva_grazia captured the finale

Row three, from left – the look-lineup board backstage via @wihelminamodels, @voguethailand’s instagram of the finale and the cloud-printed runway, @gemmajonks loved Raf Simons’ black and white knitted outfits

@imninagarcia's view at Dior
@imninagarcia’s view at Dior

model @mackenziedrazan loved the set
model @mackenziedrazan loved the elaborate set at the show

Romance & lightness at Nina Ricci F/W 13.14 Paris Fashion Week


details – Nina Ricci F/W 13.14 look 29, look 36
HQ Nina Ricci look 8 Patrycja Gardygajlo
look 8 on Patrycja Gardygajlo
HQ Nina Ricci look 11 Yumi Lambert
look 11 on Yumi Lambert
HQ Nina Ricci look 27 Kate Bogucharskaia
look 27 on Kate Bogucharskaia
HQ Nina Ricci Look 29 Jasmine Tookes
look 29 on Jasmine Tookes
HQ Nina Ricci look 30 Hanne Gaby Odiele
look 30 on Hanne Gaby Odiele
HQ Nina Ricci look 31 Milania Keller
look 31 on Milania Keller
HQ Nina Ricci look 33 Hedvig Palm
look 33 on Hedvig Palm
HQ Nina Ricci look 35 Manon Leloup
look 35 on Manon Leloup
HQ Nina Ricci look 36 Yumi Lambert
look 36 on Yumi Lambert

#instavision – Nina Ricci F/W 13.14 Paris Fashion Week


stylearabia #finale at #NinaRicci. A very successful show for Peter Copping #pfw.
@stylearabia’s photo of the finale- they thought it was ‘A very successful show for Peter Copping’


Top row, from left – @harpersbazaarES’s photo of the piano center stage on the runway, @neimanmarcus’ snap of a red look from the collection, @estherquek loved the ‘Knit headbands and ballerina-inspired looks from #NinaRicci’

Row two, from left – @manonleloup’s photo of herself and model Yumi Lambert backstage, @laudorey captured the model lineup board backstage, @deuochic shared this photo of the piano centric finale

Bottom row, from left – @modaoperandi loved the runway and piano show in one, @laudorey snapped model Hanne Gaby Odiele backstage, @pauline_lambertandassociates’ photo of the finale

redken5thave #hair for the #ninaricci #show being masterfully crafted!
@redken5thave’s photo of the masterfully crafted hair Guido Palau created for the show

Plumage at Dries Van Noten F/W 2013 PFW

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at Dries Van Noten feathers were used to romanticize the brand’s Fall Winter 2013 collection, here are some select looks that utilized the light and pleasing embellishment

Dries Van Noten look 19 Marte Mei van Haaster
look 19 on Marte Mei van Haaster

Dries Van Noten look 21 Tian Yilook 21 on Tian Yi

Dries Van Noten look 23 Maria Lokslook 23 on Maria Loks

Dries Van Noten look 30 Esther Heesch
look 30 on Esther Heesch

Dries Van Noten look 34 Maria Bradley
look 34 on Maria Bradley

Dries Van Noten look 36 Irene Hiemstra
look 36 on Irene Hiemstra

Dries Van Noten look 38 Julia Nobis
look 38 on Julia Nobis

Dries Van Noten look 40 Maja Salamon
look 40 on Maja Salamon

Dries Van Noten look 42 Tilda Lindstam
look 42 on Tilda Lindstam

Dries Van Noten look 43 Amanda Murphylook 43 on Amanda Murphy

Dries Van Noten look 45 Clara Nergardh
look 45 on Clara Nergardh

Dries Van Noten look 47 Caroline Brasch Nielsen
look 47 on Caroline Brasch Nielsen

Simple Minds – Alberta Ferretti Fall Winter 2013, Milan

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Alberta Ferretti Fall Winter 2013 Milan Fashion Week

Opened, Sasha Luss – Closed, Elizabeth Erm

Authenticity and familiarity were the aims of this collection from Alberta Ferretti. There was something a bit simplistic but without shying away from Ferretti’s trademark romantic details.

A few standout trends included a tendency towards shades of blue, black and white, traditional tartan, the use of rich velvet silks, and a mixing of bright jewel tones. The combination of which marked a standout collection from Ferretti, a departure from the wholly sequined looks from spring, and a hint of fresh modernism that’s sure to be trending come Fall.

1 A HQ Backstage AF look 13 on Kate Bogucharskaiaand look 14 on Irina Nikolaeva copy

Backstage, blue lace – look 13 on Kate Bogucharskaia and deep navy fur – look 14 on Irina Nikolaeva

Blue – a color trend on the runway, looks from bright to midnight ; look 23 on Lisa Verberght, look 13 on Kate Bogucharskaia, look 14 on Irina Nikolaeva, look 19 on Katya Riabynikina, look 20 on Marte Mei Van Haaster, look 22 on Fei Fei Sun, look 39 on Agne Konciute, look 21 on Grace Mahary
1 HQ Alberta Ferretti look 14 on Irina Nikolaeva copy
Look 14, a fur coat in a rich blue on Irina Nikolavea
1 HQ Alberta Ferretti look 22 on Fei Fei Sun copy
Look 22 a historical looking blue jacket with floral embellishment on Fei Fei Sun
2 A HQ Detail AF look 1 on Sasha Luss copy
Sasha Luss opened in a monochrome look, white blouse tied with a black ribbon, long black skirt

There was an air of simplicity but the black and white was anything but basic ; look 1 on Sasha Luss, look 6 on Jamily Wernke Meurer, look 3 on Nastya Zhidkikh, look 41 on Mackenzie drazan, look 5 on Kremi Otahliyska, look 43 on Elisabeth Erm

2 HQ Backstage AF Sasha Luss, Elisabeth Erm and Nastya Z copy
Black and white looks backstage on Sasha Luss, Elisabeth Erm and Nastya Z
2 HQ Detail AF look 43 on Elisabeth Erm copy 2
Elisabeth Erm closed the show in look 43 – a return to the black and white simplicity from the start of show – black and white ribbon at waist, ruffles, sheer fabrics, and beautifully tiered skirt
3 A HQ Backstage AF look 15 on Julia Nobis and 16 on Caroline Brasch Nielsen copy
Tartan checks backstage look 15 on Julia Nobis and 16 on Caroline Brasch Nielsen
Another influential look ; tartan check – look 15 on Julia Nobis, look 38 on Esther Heesch, look 18 on Maartje Verhoef, look 16 on Caroline Brasch Nielsen
3 HQ Detail AF look 16 on Caroline Brasch Nielsen copy
Detail look 16 on Caroline Brasch Nielsen
4 A HQ Detail AF look 19 on Katya Riabynikina copy 2
Detail look 19 on Katya Riabynikina in a bright blue velvet dress with pockets and floral embellishments
Fabric trends ; silk velvet – look 36 on Kremi Otashliyska, look 33 Daphne Velghe,  look 32 on Jamily Wernke Meurer, look 21 on Grace Mahary, look 19 on Katya Riabynikina, look 10 on Mackenzie Drazan
4 HQ Backstage AF Purple Velvet, look 33 on Daphne Velghe copy
Backstage look 33 on Daphne Velghe – deep violet velvet l/s column dress
5 HQ Backstage AF Jewel Tone looks on Clarice, Nastya and Juliana
Backstage – Jewel Tone looks on Clarice, Nastya and Juliana
6 HQ Detail AF look 24 on Clarice Vitkauskas copy
Detail look 24 on Clarice Vitkauskas – bright purple short dress with long sleeves, smart pockets, purple floral embroidery
Color trend – jewel tones ; look 30 on Tilda Lindstam, look 31 on Emma Oak, look 29 on Dauphine McKee, look 26 on Juliana Schurig, look 24 on Clarice Vitkauskas, look 28 on Irina Kravchenko, look 25 on Nastya Kusakina
8 HQ Detail AF look 25 on Nastya Kusakina copy 2
Detail look 25 on Nastya Kusakina – Chartreuse mini dress with embellished pockets

Notable models; Sasha Luss, Elizabeth Erm, Magdalena Jasek, Julia Nobis, Caroline Brasch Nielsen, Tilda Lindstam

The Women ; Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall Winter 2013


Marc by Marc Jacobs
Fall Winter 2013

Forties meets Seventies nostalgic glamour by way of classic preppy looks,
colorful prints, and superstar-worthy satin.
The look was late seventies [borderline 80s] business-like with a bit of Antonio Lopez flawlessness. An altogether hit from the multi-talented designer. Models who made an appearance on the runway included Catherine McNeil, Sigrid Agren, Cara Delevingne, Ruby Aldridge, Daphne Groenveld and Nadja Bender.

UW 2013 PREP 2
Look 1 – Preppy Power Woman
Look 16, Look 5, Look 19, Look 8, Look 22
UW 2013 Prep
Detail – Two Tone Cable-Knit Sweater
W 2013 Beauty Look 1
[above] Pin Curls in Progress backstage

The Beauty Look
Glam crimson lips by Dick Page [Shiseido’s artistic director of makeup]
and seventies disheveled curls by hair-icon Guido Palau
Curls on Nastya and Cara backstage
W 2013 Beauty Look 3
Bright red lips topped off the charismatic look
W 2013 PRINTS 2013 1
Look 2 – Prints
Look 13, Look 35, Look 11, Look 1, Look 40, Look 30, Look 6, Look 36
W 2013 Prints 2013 2
Details of a leafy dress and Vanessa Axente’s retro-rouge opener
W 2013 Prints 2013 3
Ladylike fall prints backstage
W 2013 Silk 2
Look 3 – Fall Satin
Red lips and midnight blue satin on Bette Franke
W 2013 SILK
Look 45, Look 41, Look 52, Look 51, Look 49

Runway review — Altuzarra Fall Winter 2013 at NYFW










Femme Fatale ; Altuzarra Fall Winter 2013

inspired by Altuzarra’s muse – the ingenious Carine Roitfeld, this collection picked up on her her love for fur and leather and looking powerful and sexy on a regular basis. Manon Leloup opened the show in a woman-in-charge worthy suit with padded hips and leather shoulders.
Dresses were spliced with zips left undone to reveal shear under-skirts
Accessorizing motorcycle jackets in black leather, fur mittens in black and white made an impact. The resulting look was something of a strung-out, post modern Cruella de Vil.

A beauty look that was almost heroin-chic topped off the rock and roll worthy runway looks inspired by cool paradigms Patti Smith and Kate Moss.
Makeup artist Tom Pecheux described the collection as “fucked up french ladies going shopping on the Avenue Montaigne” which hit the nail right on the head. In order to create the messy smokey eye he used MAC’s Fall Forecast Eye Palette. Hairstylist Paul Hanlon called the look ‘stringy’ emphasizing the grunge aspect of Altuzarra’s vision.