These are some of the designers who will be showing their AW ’12 lines this February at London Fashion Week. Here are some of their strong ready to wear looks that refine and offer unique variations of the current trends.
Osman Mulberry Sass & Bide Roksanda Ilincic
I love menswear inspired looks, and though not every single one of these designer’s work is available internationally, I find the looks inspiring for the day to day wardrob and future winter shopping excursions.
Oh and these newcomers who can be found sometimes at Opening Ceremony are both kinda dope and I’ hope to come into them somehow.
As the Fashion Industry continues to discuss the uber obvious lack of color on the runway. Ford aims to bridge the gap between the runways and reality with a diversity promo. Although I am always excited to see my Sistas get some spotlight, I remain hesitant about change coming anytime soon. Anyway tho Click and Enjoy!
Credits include: Photography, Michael Schwartz; Art directing, Maia Holmes for Ford+; Models, Marquita Pring, Damaris Lewis, Bre Joyner, Vanessa Fonseca, Tonya Pittman, Jessi M’Bengue, Amber Tolliver, India Lane, Sabina Karlsson, Elora Perez; Styling, Christina Sulpizio; Hair, Lacy Redway at See Management using TRESemmé; Makeup, Carolina Dali-Tesch at See Management for Chanel; Photography assistance, Tim O’Malley; Hair assistance, Sonia Castleberry; Makeup assistance, Kellyann Lundon; Digital tech, Jamie Onderdonk; Studio, Sandbox; Video, Damien Neva; Music, Madlib from Medicine Show No. 9: Black Soul.
The trends this season continue to lean heavily on 70’s inspired looks: flared jeans, platform boots, sick leathers, and all kinds of fur/faux fur pieces. One accessory that really pulls all of these looks together is the Wide Brim Fedora. I usually hate fedoras, but an over-sized wide brim, floppy felt wool hat is a truly versatile piece that adds drama and dresses up your grunge or rock look and easily brings glamour to your outfit.
And like any trending period of the moment, the mass producers of the world are hocking their own mediocre interpretations. I would definitely be selective in the hat I purchase because this is more than a trend, it’s a wardrobe stable you can turn to year after year.
Pair this with:
– Leather jackets
– Short Furs
– Belted Trench Coats
– Platforms and Wide Leg or Flared Jeans