Paris is already burning! Julia Nobis today opened Dries Van Noten and Pedro Lourenço and plenty of our models are also in action. [Now Fashion]
Three weeks into the season, Spring trends are starting to solidify. Here’s a third-quarter catch-up featuring styles from the catwalks and streets of Milan, along with a peek at behind-the-scenes high jinks.
There’s the crafty homespun variety—think patched jeans and knitted sweaters—and the luxe version, achieved by combining elements like zebra-print calf hair and emerald-green python skin on a chain-strap handbag. Whatever your style, update it with some of these patchwork pieces this season.
Espresso or caffé as it is simply known in Italy is brewed by forcing nearly boiling water under high pressure through finely ground coffee beans. The result is both simple and refined and yet packs a punch of which other coffee styled beverages could only dream. The same is likewise true for the seven days of Milan Fashion Week, which in practice are more like six when one looks past the periphery and considers the concentration of shows. Compared to the eight days of New York and Paris, Milan gets right to it, pronto. To daisy-chain this metaphor even further, the same is also true of our models walking the runways of the Italian fashion capital.
September not only ushers in autumnal weather, it also kicks off the seasonal party circuit, when opening nights and charity galas bring out the beautiful in their finery. Here, Crystal Renn (Ford+) / (Ford),
Autumn might be only four days old, but thankfully with it comes W October 2011, an issue chock-full of seasonal flavors including a Justin Timberlake cover story that isn’t about ‘N Sync, a Paolo Roversi editorial featuring Carine Roitfeld modeling (yes, also add that to her already lengthy CV), and a Craig McDean story featuring a raft of Ford girls to be later discussed on this page. For the sake of this post, however October W begins in its closing pages with a story featuring Ford’s Anais Mali photographed by Josh Olins.
Models are the first to wear each season’s looks, so it follows that they know before the hordes what runway trends they plan to work in real life. To tap their insider info, we polled Ford’s girls to on their Fall must-haves, from shoes to outerwear, and beyond.