Fall 2012 Fashion Trends

Here are some of the trends off the runways for the Fall/Winter fashion 2012-2013 collections as selected by moi :

LACE, VELVET & RETRO NOSTALGIA

Designer : Anne Valérie Hash; Model : Dorothea Barth Jorgensen; Photo : Style.com

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Limi Feu – Paris fashion Week AW1112

I was skeptical at first when the first few pieces came out on the the runway at Limi Feu on Wednesday March 2nd at Paris Fashion week. The floral prints on soft fabrics made me thing of pajamas, not prêt-à-porter… a little Scottish music accompanied the start of the show…and then I feared kilts…
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But the mood changed and took on an air of androgynous appeal in blacks and whites with a high concentration of draping, capes, playing with volumes, asymmetrical cutting and  split pieces.
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And then there was one piece that I gasped : “Oh I would so wear THAT!” This one :
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One of the most spectacular pieces of the show was this skirt with pleat-work and a mastering of the asymmetrical line. I love the jauntiness it gives to the gait as the model sashayed down the catwalk :
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Here are couple examples of the splicing that came out nice, but I don’t know how practical that is for winter wear :
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This skirt is gorgeous and adds that mermaid curve to the sillouette, but the top could do without the ruffle-poof at the mid-drift :
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I greatly appreciate her subdued take on the knee-length felt-wool trench. Just how I like it. Classic.
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Limi Feu Winter 2011-2012 prête-à-porter collection was shown on March 2nd 2011 in the Beaubourg neighborhood of Paris.