If this 2012 will happily get to its end here it is what we expect to wear for the next fall – winter.
Away from the spectacular style of Alexander McQueen, many stylists decided to hide the female silhouette behind different textiles, which move lightly to hug the woman. Leather, wool, embroidery, each collection has his peculiarity, not excessive, not baroque, simplicity is the keyword. A very classical taste is spread around, any slovenly or tasteless features, only soft elegance.
The last collaboration between Stefano Pilati and the French Maison Yves Saint Laurent presented a strong as much as well-defined woman.
Rick Owens plays with wool, creating masks on the faces of comfortably dressed models, over size dresses, covered with small leather jackets.
Ann Demeulemeester uses dark tones and basic tailleur shapes readapted in a new synthesis.
Gaunt light coloured boys’ style for Maison Martin Margiela, leisurely skirts and pulls for Cloé.
AF Vandevorst decided to cover the face of the models on the runway, to better focus on the dresses, so scarfes and hats higher on the face light, and all the attention on the clothes.
Last but not least the collection of Christian Dior designed by Bill Gaytten, pure elegance. Light pastel colours from grey to light pink, black and blue tone derivations for the evening. Easy hundred per cent effective.
Cristina La Rocca
11 March 2012