Rochas designer Marco Zanini cooked up something at once sporty and ’60s prom dress-y for spring 2013. Tennis whites morphed into couture shapes on retro evening wear.
Rochas has tapped Olivia Palermo as the face of their new fragrance, Les Cascades de Rochas, Eclat d’Agrumes, reports WWD. The scent, which will debut exclusively in Marionnaud in France in May before spreading to the rest of Europe in July, is fresh and modern and aimed at a younger audience than previous perfumes. In Read more →
Ponytails are the new braids. From New York all the way through Paris—the ponytail reigned supreme during the fall 2012 season. Obviously the pony is a perennial favorite, but it had a particularly strong showing this season. But the style can be more challenging to reproduce than it seems. On the catwalk, it’s a high-fashion look that reads casual and low-maintenance. But on the sidewalk, it has the potential to come across quite lackluster, horribly humdrum, and soccer mom-ish.
That’s where we come in—a few of our favorite designers (in collaboration with their amazing runway hair stylists) have found easy and interesting ways to retell the age-old pony tale. Here, ten quick tips for the prettiest, fashion-forward, DIY ponies ever, straight from the fall 2012 runways.
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.
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 Read more →
OK, so today wasn’t technically day one of Paris fashion week. Anthony Vaccarello started the week off with a bang yesterday–Karlie Kloss‘ first appearance of the season and falling models, oh my!–and Cedric Charlier debuted his first solo collection. But things really got started today. From vintage Zandra Rhodes on the runway for the first Read more →
PARIS–For fall, Rochas‘ Marco Zanini presented a collection full of super luxe staples that looked tailor made for the closet of any Upper East Side old lady who lunches. There were perfect cashmere coats that hung just-so to reveal the collarbone, simple suiting and a-line skirts in gray-blue shantung paired with crew neck cashmere sweaters which were striped, printed, and raglan in deep plums and navy. A tight swirly floral print that you might find wallpapering your grandmother’s salon (if you had a grandmother who would have a salon) showed up on on pants, jackets, and cocktail dresses. But while Rochas’ lady is mature and refined, she’s also got a sense of humor, exhibited by her choice in millinery: funny little fur hats perched atop her head, or a crocheted bonnet.
In our pre-Christmas roundup of the best of the Pre-Fall collections, we shone light up on Chanel, Zac Posen, and many more.
Part deux tells a more cohesive story, with a focus on double-faced wool coats and sensible skirts. We know there may be a few more collections to come, but with the men’s shows in Paris happening right now and New York Fashion Week launching in less than a month, we felt it was time to say adieu to the world of Pre-Fall. And in some circumstances, place our personal orders.
PARIS–This is Marco Zanini’s fourth season designing for Rochas. Yet his short-lived tenure at Halston, as well Olivier Theysken‘s time at Rochas, is still very fresh in our minds. The good news: with every season, the Versace-schooled designer moves further and further away from those sticky associations, making Rochas his very own.
For Spring 2011, Zanini sent out a solid collection of floral satin tops and bottoms and plain satin slip dresses. All with handkerchief-wrapped hair that first reminded us of babushkas, then of 1930s and ’40s working mothers. It was as if Zanini had taken working class clothes and tinted them with wealth.
But there were some straight-up princess pieces, too, including an off-white ball gown with the tiniest Swiss dots and a milkmaid frock printed with a distinctly Scandinavian textile.
Zanini’s certainly got a few fans in the American section. T‘s Sally Singer out-n-out cheered when the designer took his bow, and we could see Grace Coddington crack a smile. Wintour was there, too, but it’s difficult to tell her expression behind those glasses. We’re betting she was pleased.
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