Earlier this evening in Paris, Kanye West debuted his new Fall R-T-W 2012 collection (not to be confused with the Dw collection he showcased last season). The collection featured an array of black leather, fur, suede and Kanye-inspired outfits. After recieveing a more than controversial review of his last collection back in September, we saw Kanye take it back to his personal-style roots of fitted leather, showcasing a range of leather trousers and dresses, embellished t-shirts, fur jackets, velvet detail dresses and sheer tops on the runway. Front row sat the likes of Anna Wintour, Andre Leon Talley (who wore UGGS and blue velour trousers!) P Diddy, Waka Flocka Flame, Kim Kardashian (who wore Kanye’s x Giuseppe Zanotti heels from last season in support), Cassie, Jay Z!! + More.
Naeem Khan was one show we were looking forward to seeing this season, with his glamorous looks that celebrities reserve for all the A-list events the moment they hit the runway, Khan did not disappoint and stuck to his expertise of beautiful, red-carpet worthy dresses for his Fall 2012 collection. The exquisite dresses ranged from embellished shifts to full-skirted gowns fit for goddesses. There was a definite feel of decadence, which Khan said came from his Indian roots. The gorgeous swirling prints on silky dresses paid homage to this. From luminous sequins to intricate beading and flirty feathers, glamour and shine invaded the collection. The fabulous attention to detail was simply breath-taking and looked deliciously luxurious. The designer’s outstanding eye for design shone as the audience were mesmerised by an entire suit made of metallic jewels and beads (our reaction was just one word that doesn’t even do the creation justice-wow!). A backless, gold sequinned dress with a sexy low neckline dazzled us almost to the point where we felt we needed our sunglasses. Khan’s pieces were as usual, impeccably cut, with an amazing finish and all were simply begging to be worn right now!
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Gladiator-style boots, harnesses, fur and leopard print clutches at Herve Leger Fall 2012
Last night Herve Leger showed that while they’re great for body-sculpting bodycon dresses that isn’t strictly all they’re good at. For their Fall 2012 collection, we saw designer Max Azria re-interpret the Herve signature bandage dresses, adding harnesses and fur accents to them as well as introducing a new A-line flapper-style finish, gorilla-style fur jackets and silk/chiffon mix maxi dresses.
Alexa modelling Vero Moda’s Toscana blouse and Coure Trend skirt with a fab leopard print cap
Described as a ”phenomenon” by Anna Wintour, Alexa Chung looks her naturally gorgeous self in this picture (above) of her modeling in New York for Vero Moda’s pre-spring collection. This is the Brit’s second campaign for the brand, having been the face of their Autumn/Winter ‘11 collection. The stunning softly-lit photographs, quirky scenery and vintage style clothes remind us exactly why Alexa is one of our favourite style icons to-be. Her hippy, ultra cool and laid back style is definitely infectious, with the public voting for her to scoop the British Style Award for the second year running at 2011’s British Fashion Awards. When asked about what she loves so much about British fashion, Alexa said: “People aren’t afraid to be playful. We’ve got a history of celebrating the unique and the eccentric whereas America can be quite commercial and Paris is couture. I think it’s cool that London Fashion Week is about young designers trying wacky things.”
Earlier this year we reported that Pharrell Williams was set to launch Billionaire Girls Club- sister line to his popular and successful line Billionaire Boys Club. However, ahead of the official launch of the BGC collection, Pharrell has launched a limited selection of jersey t-shirts, tank tops, and jumpers to keep our taste buds satisfied. Each of the exclusive items features the brand new Billionaire Girls Club ”space girl” logo, created by Japanese artist SK8THING which is a play-on the BBC’s astronaut logo. Check out more pictures of the collection below!