Fur and faux furs bags were all the rage at Marc Jacobs, Proenza Schouler, Dries van Noten, and Michael Kors, and while the perspex bags at 3.1 Phillip Lim and the cute minauderies from Diane von Furstenberg may not be totally useful, they sure are cute.
Or course if you need a bag that will actually fit your things inside it, the giant leather carryalls at Alexander Wang might just do the trick.
We’ve scoured the Fall 2012 collections for the most amazing shoes, and it was easy, because there were plenty. The best part? Footwear options for Fall 2012 are a lot more reasonable than their Spring 2012 counterparts. (Remember those 6 inch Versace lucite wedges?)
Fall 2012 saw lots of wide heels and mary-janes on the runway, and sometimes both simultaneously–like at Prada, Louis Vuitton, and Marni. Knee-high black boots ruled at Alexander Wang, Altuzarra, Givenchy, and Rick Owens, and ladylike pumps could be found at Lanvin, Nina Ricci, and Jil Sander. Of course, if you’re looking for something crazy, look no further than Alexander McQueen’s heel-less fur shoes. Impractical, but so lovely.
Take a look at all the amazing shoes from Fall 2012 and just try to pick a favorite. It’s near impossible.
That being said, not all are successful. Most have the guts to get consumers into the stores, but some fall short and enter into parody territory. Click through and see for yourself.
Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott shot Mariacarla Boscono at the historic Ritz Hotel in Madrid for Loewe‘s fall/winter 2011 campaign. The shoot was art directed and styled by Katie Grand, who felt passionately about the campaign’s location: “We felt it was really important that it took place somewhere iconically Spanish. We had considered shooting on Read more →
You can imagine the excitement I felt yesterday morning when I found out Katie Grand had launched her own website housing her complete works.
Grand’s new website features a signature quirky design that highlights her immaculate styling. From Pop to Love to Miu Miu to The Face to Dazed and Confused to Vuitton, Grand has literally done it all. And any fashion enthusiast will consider her new site a blessing.
Usually stylists’ work is hard to find without trolling The Fashion Spot for hours, and even then, it’s usually incomplete. Grand’s site is organized and encyclopedic, and will make your mouth water.
We’ve pulled our 20 favorites from Grand’s archive, but we recommend heading to KatieGrand.com and wasting a few hours, too.
LONDON–Stuart Vevers has cemented his new direction at Loewe by opening a boutique in London’s prime luxury spot: Mayfair. It’s the brand’s first new store in Europe since 2002. Having just shown a collection of covetable sixties-shaped buttery leather coats in Paris, Vevers took the time to personally show us around the new store, emphasizing his vision of contemporary luxury (central to Loewe’s return as a go-to brand for all things leather).
The store’s design, left in the hands of retail architect supremo Peter Marino (also behind Loewe’s new concept flagship in Valencia), emulates a jewel-box shape. It seamlessly translates the brands’ trademark boxy accessories into a cove-like space filled with Amazona bags, some adorned with striking pink-fluro handles. Naturally for a luxury fashion house, the focus is on accessories, which means there’s little room left for womenswear. However, some key pieces from the recently launched Icons collection will be on display.