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Alber Elbaz, Lanvin, Peter Copping, Nina Ricci, Paris Fashion Week, Spring 2013 RTW

How wonderful it is to be back in Paris – and what a beautiful welcome it is with the likes of Lanvin and Nina Ricci to fill the fashion soul. It is appropriate to begin with Alber Elbaz, as the Lanvin collection was about “a new start” for him. And that meant going back to the classic beauty of ancient Greece and Rome to present this work of “deconstructed classicism” that had a great purity and glamourous elegance. The asymmetrical garments with the orgami-like belts and bow accents easily make the BeautifulCurious most desired list. Peter Copping is also interested in ties that bind, albeit from a refined dominatrix angle. His offerings are a curious contradiction: do leather bondage harnesses go with demure dresses, cardigans and skirts? Oui, bien sur! Each of the looks have quality and depth that suggests things are nowhere near what they seem. Is she naughty, nice or both? He took a risk with this collection and it is one that is unforgettable.

Marc Jacobs, Giorgio Armani, Chanel, Nina Ricci, Ralph Lauren, Jonathan Saunders, McQueen, Dolce & Gabbana, Loewe, Comme des Garçons, Chloé, Calvin Klein, Sølve Sundsbø, LOVE Magazine, Cold Summer

Among the pages of LOVE Magazine, Sølve Sundsbø has created an enclave of provocatively glamorous ladies and gentlemen wearing the bounty of the Spring 2012 collections titled “Cold Summer”. They play naughty and nice in their ethereal world with Chanel, Nina Ricci, Ralph Lauren, and (most memorable) Giorgio Armani. There are certainly worse ways to spend a summer…

NEO-Romantic, Vogue Italia, Emma Summerton, Imogen Morris Clarke, Abbey-Lee Kershaw, Gemma Arterton, Rodarte, Chanel, Roberto Cavalli, Karl Lagerfeld, Alexander McQueen, Nina RicciEmma Summerton takes us on a delightful fashion romp in Vogue Italia‘s “NEO-romatic” with the likes of Rodarte, Chanel, Roberto Cavalli, Karl Lagerfeld, Alexander McQueen, and Nina Ricci (just to name a few). Her attention to detail and ability to showcase both wardrobe and accessories at at their best is what I find sets her work apart. The blue and gold color palette here is exquisite and the compositions are paired down to perfection. She has also achieved a masterful balance of pattern and texture. Emma is currently working on a book of unpublished self-portraits, which I eagerly await and her video work starring Gemma Arterton is terrific:

http://www.emmasummerton.com/#2377248/Motion