Paris Fashion Week

Fall 2012 Favourites

Part Three

It has been a stellar few weeks of style from across the globe, but all good things must come to an end. This is the final part to my Fall 2012 Fashion Week coverage. Hope you enjoyed it.


It was crystal covered eyebrows that stole the show at Chanel's Fall preview. That, and of course, a spectacular array of other-worldly outerwear. A shimmery blend of textures were layered in precious gemstone tones. Tweed coats decked with geometric motifs, motley print dresses and chunky metallic wool knits and sheer skirts, all worn over a skinny pair of pants. I loved the asymmetrical strap Mary Jane's the models trotted in. The collection glistened with a relaxed type of urbane glamour. 

Elie Saab

Elie Saab brings high-end glamour back down to earth with his Fall 2012 collection. Daywear was elegant with two-toned peplum dresses, weighty fur coats and sexy sheaths in charcoal, black and sandy beige. A lace cobweb design spun it's way onto a few floor-length frocks, while a vivid shot of emerald green ensembles filled in the rest of the colour quota. Then came the dazzling evening gowns we've all come to love and expect from the master couturier. Molten metal drizzled with sequins in hourglass silhouettes will be simply irresistible to every stylist and their celebrity clientele.

Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton takes us on a historic train ride this Winter, exclusive monogrammed luggage in tow. Quirky hats and large round goggles felt inspired by Johnny Depp's 'Mad Hatter' character from Alice in Wonderland. Models looked like 19th century story book characters themselves, costumed in oversized everything: buttons, brooches, lapels, collars and lengthy coats in exotic leather and holographically beaded tweed. The whimsical range was decadently painted in an assortment of colours - hypnotic purples, intense orange, caramel, indigo blue and green. Marc Jacobs tells a vivid tale with every unusual look. 

Alexander McQueen

An Alexander McQueen show is always a momentous event, and this season, Sarah Burton did not disappoint with a storm of cyclonic looks. Futuristic ice princess outfits were smothered in fur, feathers and fringing. Colossal coats & avant-garde dresses were seen in soothing shades of petal pink, lilac grey & celestial white, spiced with cherry red. Massive tiered gowns closed what was a transcendent show. Burton dreams up the extraordinary, then brings it to life.

Miu Miu

Only Miu Miu could turn 70's style wallpaper into chicly sophisticated suits with the utmost dexterity. As with Prada, it's all about the pantsuit for next season, in trippy harlequin and paisley prints. The silhouettes were masculine; long tailored blazers and clean-cut trousers and suit coats. The only hint of feminism came from the frilly ties and silky blouses. Two-toned leather loafers and doctor-bags wrapped up the street-executive outfits.

Paco Rabanne

Paco Rabanne mingles with glossy metallics in 60's style shapes for Fall 2012. Creative director Manish Arora set forth squarish silhouettes in swanky high-shine fabrics. Striped shifts with silver mesh inserts, chain-mail mini's, and grid patterned dresses garnished with fur hems and sleeves. Bright blue popped up amongst the minefield of coal, gunmetal grey and gold. Party frocks that will seek the disco crowd's attention - Paco Rabanne has you covered.

To view a recap of the entire Fashion Fall 2012 season, visit here.


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