The cavernous chamber of the Galerie Courbe in the Grand Palais was temporarily transformed into a magical backdrop for Chanel‘s new Metiers d’art collection, inspired by India’s Maharajas and lavish palaces. Tables were set with tiers of fruits, sweets, and flowers. Models, with khol-rimmed eyes, donned jeweled tikkas down the middle of dreadlocked hair. And this is just a sliver of the many extravagant details. Check out the beautiful footage below and see how pieces from the collection came together at embroidery house Lesage and button and jewelry atelier Desrues.
I’m loving Zimmermann‘s dark and sultry interpretation of 1920s nostalgia by way of their fall lookbook. The mood is flawlessly set with woven brocade pants, asian-inspired botanical silk printed skirts, lace dresses, and velvet blazers. I’m especially eager to try the strapless dress over blouse combo!
Do you remember how Diana, of Miss Moss, brilliantly re-imagined Kenzo‘s spring collection a couple of months ago? She’s outdone herself with another series – this time positioning looks from Thakoon‘s pre-fall collection against a selection of watercolors and oil paintings. The neutral landscapes compliment Thakoon’s pastel color palette, feminine silhouettes, and woolly textures perfectly!
I have absolutely fallen in love with The Kooples‘ ad campaign, which features real-life couples looking drop-dead cool and outfitted in interchangeable separates by Kooples, of course. A bit of rock ‘n’ roll with a British edge, the line was founded by three French brothers who turned to Saville Row for their iconic ateliers. Saville Row is a street in Mayfair, London, made famous for its bespoke tailoring. If fact, the term “bespoke” is understood to have originated in Savile Row when cloth for a suit was said to “be spoken for” by individual customers. Check out the rest of the too-sweet videos from their campaign here!
Inspired by Indian maharajas and Charley Harper‘s illustrations, Jason Wu turned out the most classic and regal collection for pre-fall. The hand knotted sweaters, leather and sequined collars, color block trousers (need), houndstooth paneling, and tailored outerwear are so spot on, I’ll be surprised if these looks don’t get knocked off come 2012. P.S. Doesn’t this get you even more excited for Jason’s collaboration with Target next February?
German based clothing line Set has yet to make its way stateside but at least we can all walk away with a bit of outfit inspiration from their spring lookbook. I’m love the casual chic styling and the mix of tees, knits, pants, and accessories is so on point!