Posts Tagged ‘Fall fashion’

Sophie Hulme ~ F/W 2012

Recently, on my fashion radar is British women’s wear and accessories designer Sophie Hulme whose current collection features classic silhouettes infused with wonderful modern details.  I adore the brassy gold accents as well as the edgy use of leather.  The collection is absolutely timeless and chic in an effortless way.  More here.

Sophie Hulme, Fall 2012

Sophie Hulme

Sophie Hulme, Fall 2012

{Images via Sophie Hulme}

Fall Style Inspiration: Leather

If you have been minding any fashion trends at all, you already know that leather is huge this fall.  Not your average leather jacket kind of leather, but the most imaginative and strategic uses on sleeves, collars, leggings … and not just in typical black or brown, but in all color varieties.  Behold, my latest obsession, expertly executed by Russian fashion editor and style icon, Miroslava Duma, who recently wore this beyond edgy ensemble to the Jill Sander show during Milan Fashion Week.  I am putting my best detective hat on to hunt down this sleeveless color-blocked leather creation.  Help me, please?  UPDATE: This gorgeous leather peplum-ish top is from Céline’s spring 2012 collection.

Color-blocked leather top, Miro Duma

Color-blocked leather top, Miro Duma

Color-blocked leather top, Miro Duma

{Images via The Front Row View}

Fall Fashion 2012

As much as I am in denial about the end of summer, I do steadfastly adore fall fashion. The coats, boots, and layering possibilities allow for endless concoctions of chic imaginative ensembles.  This season, I find myself hopelessly drawn to beautiful embroidery and brocade creations with a nod to the far east, harking back to ancient imperial China.  Both Proenza Schouler and Dries Van Noten showed stunning creations in this vein.  Simply magnificent.

{Image via Style.com; Photography by Monica Feudi}

{Image via Style.com; Photography by Yanni Vlamos}

However I am drawn to these beautiful creations, I do suffer a moment’s hesitation as a person of Asian descent … Would it be overkill looking like I parade about in my ancestral threads of centuries past?  Then again, it only takes a glance at the persuasive modern silhouettes to remove all doubt.

Madewell Fall 2012

How did August sneak up on us so quickly?  Playing catch up at work post-holiday and sifting through hundreds of vacation photos has taken longer than anticipated, so until I get organized here is some fall fashion inspiration from Madewell.  I was clued-in on Madewell since its rebirth {as subsidiary of J.Crew} by a hip designer friend and while it has been a dependable source for weekend basics, the fall 2012 collection has me eagerly awaiting the arrival of cooler weather.  The collection epitomizes downtown chic and is playful and colorful with eye-popping graphics and prints.  As always, I will soon miss summer’s warmth and long languid days … sad to see it go every year, but fall will forever be my favorite season for fashion.  Something to look forward to, I suppose … More looks on Madewell.com.

Madewell Fall 2012

Madewell Fall 2012

Madewell Fall 2012

{Images via Madewell}