I first discovered and fell in love with Hoss Intropia while living in Spain. Season after season, the collections have epitomized incredible romance and femininity. It’s no wonder that the designer behind it all, Paloma Vázquez de Castro, was a former costume designer for the National Ballet of Spain. Inspired by her former profession, Diego Velàzquez, and folk art, Paloma has turned out another youthful and elegant collection for spring. By the way, doesn’t the stunning look book remind you of images from Kolmanskop?
I did not know it was possible to love a designer as much as I love Ulyana Sergeenko. After her debut collection, which had my jaw to the floor, she has produced another extraordinary collection for spring. Not only is she an incredibly talented designer, Ulyana is also a photographer, fashion editor, and street style darling – she wears many hats, literally and figuratively! Her retro and feminine style is perfect for the vintage enthusiast in all of us. I think I want to start a Ulyana fan club. Who’s with me?
Charlotte Taylor‘s Fall 2012 lookbook is wonderfully dark, dreamy, and even a bit cooky. Her innate ability to flawlessly mix bold prints with equally strong colors is magical. Honestly, a mustard and navy bird printed blouse paired with purple and green cauliflower printed pants is so fantastic . . and so typical of Charlotte Taylor. I especially want the dress with the hood!
Can you imagine a steam engine train pulling onto a runway, inside Paris’ Cour Carrée, with models deboarding in 19th century travel heritage inspired looks? And each with their own porter carrying luggage? Well, it happened – and in the most dramatic fashion. With giant jeweled brooches as buttons for coats, oversized hats by Stephen Jones, and layered kaleidoscopic-like prints, Marc Jacobs’s show stopping collection for Louis Vuitton was ornate and richly detailed. Just when you thought last season‘s carousel-themed presentation couldn’t be topped . . .
Annie, get your gun – we’re headed West! Only Isabel Marant can transform yoked cowboy shirts, leather gaucho pants, lace prairie blouses, and embroidered suede booties into an incredibly fresh, effortless, and all around covetable collection. Once again, we’re in awe of the Marant “je ne sais quoi” affect . . .