Three things you should know (and love) about Rochas’ fall 2012 show:
1. For fall, designer Marco Zanini was inspired by the ceramics of Swedish artist Willhelm Kage. According to Style.com, Zanini collects his work. The square prints that permeated the collection–in metallics on overcoats, on pleated jacquard skirts paired with belted knits, on thick granny cardigans, in bright variations on flared pants, on blazers, on everything, really–come courtesy Kage’s glazed pottery. (See example above.)
2. The inspiration for the clothes may have come from a lofty obscure artistic place but the hair and the barrettes that held it together in that librarian-chic way came straight from the street. According to Emily Weiss at Into the Gloss, the barrettes were glazed cinammon sticks purchased by hairstylist Eugene Souleiman for 50 cents a pop in the Marais. How can you not love that? High-low at its best.
3. Prints were granny/librarian/hipster-chic on daywear (thick framed glasses and anything granny-ish inevitably conjure up hipster) but playful and flirty on evening wear. A floor length printed silk gown revealed plenty of cleavage but a bow tacked underneath the bust line softened the sex appeal. Other gowns had full skirts with a ruffle for a flourish at the hem. Hailee Steinfeld, I think this one has your name on it.
4. Oh and Olivia Palermo was there in the front row. Reporting for her site perhaps?