Apparently Karl Lagerfeld got bored with planet earth.
For Chanel Autumn 2012 he created a new world
that mirrored Superman’s home planet, Krypton.
His models were crystalized from head to toe,
their heels were perspex,
their hair was severely pulled back,
all that was missing was a man in tights.
Balmain Autumn 2012 was only 26 year old Olivier Rousteing’s second collection,
a collection that was apparently inspired
by the Faberge eggs he saw last year
during his first ever trip to New York.
This inspiration was beautifully executed in the embellishment
seen on dresses, boxy jackets and deep V’d tuxedo jackets.
In a departure from Balmain’s uber tight jeans,
Rousteing showed newly forgiving trousers in velvets and leathers.
While maintaining a chic, rock n roll edge,
Balmain Autumn 2012 was defined by the exquisite detailing.
The pottery of Swedish ceramist Wilhelm Kage,
and modernism in general were the key influences for
Marco Zanini at Rochas Autumn 2012.
Cool geometric prints,
models in demi-bouffant loose hairdo’s
with bold, dark lips
and a slightly edgy 50’s vibe
in palettes of mauves, petrol blues, sludgy browns
and greenish yellows.
The line spoke to “an intelligent, cultivated woman” said Zanini.
And the jaquard print tights???