With Spring Couture under way, Altamira’s Craig Arend takes to the streets and parks of Paris to capture the best off-catwalk model style.
Valentino Couture Spring 2012 hit the runway in resplendent style Wednesday evening in Paris. The illustrious collection in all its exacting, ultra-refined detail by designers Pier Paolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chiuri was aided in no small part by catwalk support from Sigrid Agren (Ford), Antonia Wesseloh (Ford), Hanne Gaby (Ford), Julia Nobis (Ford), Valerija Kelava (Ford), and Cora Emmanuel (Ford Women).
Sebastian Brice (Ford Men) speaks with Damien Neva backstage at the Moschino Menswear Fall 2012 show at Via Cino Del Duca, 8 in Milan on Monday evening, 16 January 2012.
Riccardo Tisci presented his Givenchy Couture Spring 2012 collection yesterday in Paris with a little help from Valerija Kelava (Ford) and Ana Claudia Michels (Ford). Tisci’s signature meticulousness was clearly evidenced by the painstaking arrangement of crystals, sequins, and even carefully numbered and reassembled crocodile scales in the collection’s ten ensembles.
Not surprisingly, the street-style parades during the recent menswear collections in Milan and Paris were just as exciting as anything spotted on the runways. Showgoers broke out their newest and finest, mixing spring fashion with cold-weather gear. Among the freshest trends for dudes this coming season? An embrace of bold color and patterns. The graphic color-blocking and bright ethnic motifs seen in this Continental off-runway fashion show will work just as well come warmer months. With those looks as our inspiration, we’ve rounded up our favorite eye-catching items pour hommes.
Anna Jagodzinska (Ford) stars in a new film titled Anna Vs Anna by Barnaby Roper that premiered Monday on Dazed Digital. The dramatic short feature produced exclusively for Swarovski pairs the Polish beauty with the Austrian luxury crystal maker’s elements and Keegan Singh-styled looks drawn from the archives of Rodarte.
The Paris Menswear Fall 2012 shows concluded Sunday evening with the Acne runway presentation at Garage Vaugirard in the 15th arrondissement. On the night Adrien Sahores (Ford Men) presented one look, a wispy cashmere sweater in electric vermillion, burgundy wool trousers, leather boots, and finished by a leather bag in cranberry.
Giambattista Valli Couture Spring 2012 opened yesterday evening in Paris with Antonia Wesseloh (Ford) presenting the first look, a cream colored suit with ruffled shoulders and sleeves. The couture collection, Valli’s second such, as it turns out was also the first as a fully fledged member of the Paris Fédération Française de la Couture.
Versace opened the Couture Spring 2012 season this morning with Donatella Versace’s first such collection since 2004. Fifteen evening looks were presented at Beaux Arts in Paris by models including amongst others Karmen Pedaru (Ford), Sigrid Agren (Ford), and Kate King (Ford).