Archive for October, 2011
Last week we showed you what Current/Elliott has on tap for Spring 2012, but we’ve gotta say, we’re rather obsessed with their Fall offerings that recently arrived in-store – in particular, the reimagined ‘The Ankle Skinny’. The newest iteration of their classic skinny jean comes in stretchy leather and great fall colors like fig (see above), forest green and smokey gray.
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True to form, the Nina Ricci showroom was full of pretty little things for Spring 2012. Lace, ruffles, and tiered chiffon poured off the racks. There was a definite lingerie theme going on. We fell in love with tiny box clutches embellished with jewels and wished we could take them home on the plane with us. Alas, we’ll have to wait a few months for them to arrive stateside. For those of you girly girls, this is the Spring 2012 collection for you. Take a look…
Now in her second season, Kelly Wearstler successfully transferred the glam Hollywood Regency interior style she’s know for into an ultra-wearable collection of separates and effortless summer dresses that incorporated patterns which could have just as easily adorned a wall. (And we mean that in a good way.) We’re digging her geometric pyramid and brushstroke patterns, cropped leather jackets, and gorg selection of printed scarfs that could almost double as very cool, mod drapes. Take a look at what we’re talking about below, and look out for Kelly Wearstler’s collection at Elyse Walker this spring!
Riccardo Tisci, whose designs have often been deemed ‘dark’ in the past, lightened up this season, sending graphic pansy and panther-covered dressed and separates down the runway at Givenchy‘s Fall 2011 show. And now some of the best pieces are available here in-store: We are totally digging this silk and crinoline dress, which is so chic and high-fashion we can hardly stand it. But if you aren’t ready to make quite that bold of a statement, Givenchy’s Backpack clutches are the ideal accessories to add an uber-chic pop of bright yellow or vivid violet to a muted fall outfit.
One of our favorite stops in Paris is the Barbara Bui showroom, where Peter Hermesdorf (above right) is always waiting with a smile to show us the achingly cool new items that Barbara Bui consistently turns out. For Spring 2012, there were turquoise and amethyst python clutches, tribal motifs (see the shoes Elyse is holding above), fringy skirts and jackets, and intricately beaded booties, just to name a few. Check out our slideshow for a sneak peek.
RELATED: More behind-the-scenes action from the showrooms of Paris and Milan, after the jump…
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