spring 2012 RTW: rock & refinement

All images from vogue.com.  a little Portishead for these collections…

videosource: 24Adrian21 on youtube.com

The past fall season at Givenchy showed a dreamy, ethereal, angelic gown focused collection (F2011), but for the spring, Riccardo Tisci layered smart looking silky shorts and pants (not pictured) and cocktail dresses with gorgeously tailored and detailed jackets.  I’m loving the straight-jacketed inspired glittered pink cocktail dress, the shark’s tooth inspired necklaces, ruffly creamy layers and badass laser-cut leather cocktail dress (pictured last) – edgy, yet romantic and feminine!  I was surprised to like virtually every piece in this collection!Boy-wonder designer Joseph Altuzarra has infused his sharply cut, black and white collection with bright floral patterns and sweaters (not pictured) – giving his clean, but edgy collection a splash of colour for spring.  I’m not usually a fan of primarily black and white clothing for spring, but the detail and shape of these clothes makes it hard for me to not picture myself strutting around in these clothes!  These girls look confident and powerful (the harsh eyebrows help a little with that ;)) and i’d love to be one of them!Oooooh Balmain, home of the 1500$ shredded t-shirt (hey i’ve got a few of those that survived 2-3 turns in the field, maybe i could sell them on ebay? “Bamfield/Bella Bella distressed T? no?), but MAN does she look cool wearing it?!  No shredding in this year’s collection by lead newcomer Olivier Rousteing at the helm, but i still have a touch of Balmania!  The Balmain girl is still über sexy, intimidatingly powerful (while wearing almost acid-washed looking jean material) and devastatingly chic – i think we’d all like a leather pantsuit that looks like a badass super heroine in her day clothes (maybe Catwoman or the Black Canary)? I know i would, my superheroine name would be Rat Girl… ok that’s another story all together…Next post, some offbeat fashion week picks…

  1. Molliee said:

    I heart Balmain! those shoulders get me every time!


    • I completely agree Molliee! Every season those shoulders look better and better – so pointy and powerful!

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