What's new in fashion this week - 24 Feb 2012
From the big fashion names like Giorgio Armani to Coach we are giving you the latest scoops on the newest collections and the seasons special editions! Flip through and get the latest highlights right now!
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Giorgio Armani Spring Summer 2012
Women's Collection - Nacrée
The sheen of mother-of-pearl, the iridescence that transforms colours into watery reflections. Light that becomes shape, and shape that is distilled into the purest lines. The Giorgio Armani Spring/Summer 2012 collection is a flow of elegance.
Men's Collection - Print Wear
Geometric motifs, dynamic, in micro and macro scales: This is the theme that defines the new Giorgio Armani collection for men. Fabrics and Materials are lighter than ever to emphasize the deconstructed tailoring of the single-button or double breasted jackets. Innovative trousers with darts complement these. A shade lower in the crotch and with the zip placed diagonal. This collection is focused on perfection and detail.
The Spring/Summer 2011-12 collection for Giorgio Armani for both men and women will be available in at Giorgio Armani outlet in Suria KLCC from January 2012 onwards!
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Emporio Armani Spring Summer 2012 Collection
Womens Collection - Neo Design
A game of colours that achieves a new and distinctive sense of depth. Contemplation on the significance of line, silhouette and graphics - elements that define that the equation connecting substance and void. A reflection on the dialogue between fashion, current and contemporary artistic talent.
Black and white, as well as pale shades of green, sky blue and pastel pink, framed by leather, knit or silk trims that outline the clothes within the overall silhouette, like precise black brush strokes. Just as a frame emphasizes the radiance of the picture it encloses.
Men's Collection - Lightness
Lightness is the new essential quality of modernity and lightness that derives from a continuous process of subtraction from the weight of fabrics and from traditional construction techniques.
The signature quality of extreme lightness is also evident that the layered shirts, which are sometimes cut in a t-shirt shape and teamed with short blousons in matching fabric.
Presented in icy, neutral shades or impeccable blue, this is a collection that uses a palette of neutral colours, only interrupted by small digital prints that are broken up and set on a diagonal. A hint of black is reserved for the evening, limited to the trousers and jackets, which emphasizes the pale hues of the shirts.
The Emporio Armani Spring Summer 2012 will be available at the newly re-opened outlet in Suria KLCC from January 2012 onwards (Lot G21 & G22 - Ground floor)
Tods Spring/Summer 2012 Collection
The new Tod's Spring/Summer 2012 collection is inspired by the lifestyle of our customers. These women lead busy lives and rely on accessories and clothing items that is elegant and versatile. Tod's aim is to provide a timeless, chic and stylish innovation
The Spring/Summer 2012 collection consists of a nice splash of colour with both shoes and bags. For the shoes, the highlight of this season are the Tod's Ago sandal. As for the bag, everyone has got their eyes on the elegant, minimal piece, bearing the distinctive mark of expert craftsmanship in its construction.
Dorothy Perkins SS12
Pretty pastels dominate the season at Dorothy Perkins for Spring Summer 2012.
The sports luxe trend makes a return with a feminine edge. This new generation sporty look uses clean, colour blocked tailored separates mixed with bold primary accents.
Mixed metallics are a must-have for this season's take on safari where animal print denim, sheer knits and summer parkas are all must-have staples. Tailoring takes a walk on the wild side and is updated in snake print fabrics for glam traveller chic.
Sequin embellishment and rich fabrics sit with soft biker jackets and coloured denim, to give a modern twist to occasionwear. Embroidered mesh, cotton lace and crochet trims are key to add texture against painterly garden florals.
TOPSHOP SPRING SUMMER 2012 TRENDS
Topshop is bringing you a collection from all angels! The new spring summer 2012 collection includes;
Ushering a new direction in sportswear, Surf Luxe brings opulent fabrics and 90's shapes to SS12. Contrasting colours and top-to-toe tonal dressing mix acid brights with pastel shades.
Print leads the way in South Pacific: a highbred of contrasting kaleidoscopic baroque borders, animal prints and high octane hibiscus florals are all brought together in a palette of brights.
Warlocks and folk inspired fairly tales creep through in this softer summer trend. Incorporating festival stylings and anglicized spirits, Spring Equinox focuses on craft detailing.
A meeting of all the world's tribes, Native morphs all influences in conversational bold prints such as exaggerated Aztec and Native-American.
Miss Selfridge SS12 Collection
Chalky pastels and washed out neons set the tone for the season where oh so pretty 1920's influences of dropped hems and pyjama styles are contrasted against bold symmetrical prints.
Prints define the season like a magical kaleidoscope, designed in-house from dip dye, Hawaiian floral to abstract digital. Colour blocking has evolved into harmonious shades of one colour family creating a strong statement.
Whimsical silhouettes on floor length dresses and backless floaty playsuits are contrasted against sports luxe inspired designs, as part of the 90's revival, softened with prints in candy colours.
The 1960's continue as an evolving trend - A-line shifts, shell tops, cropped pants and A-line skirts are updated with pretty summer pastels. Fluid fabrics are key and meant to be sheer - style with vintage slips and statement underwear.
Balenciaga Spring Summer 2012 Collection
For the Balenciaga Spring/Summer 2012 fashion show, Nicolas Ghesquière has kept some of the key elements of the last precollection, which he has revisited in terms of silhouette, volume, build, color and material.
Each look is composed of "separate" pieces. Each item of clothing has been designed and made individually, allowing for many combinations.
The transverse character of this collection means it is possible to elaborate on clothes with strong style while also allowing freedom to mix and match.
The collection also plays on contrasts, which are found at different levels, with smooth fabrics next to coarse fabrics, matte finishes next to shiny; the creation of the garment combines form and flexibility.
Mont Blanc's Santitun Concept Store Opening
Luxury brand Montblanc, is opening one of the world's most impressive and innovative concept stores, with the launch of its impressive, four-storey interactive Boutique in Sanlitun, Beijing.
Housed in vast new premises, this is the largest Montblanc Boutique anywhere in the world and by far the brand's most audacious, creative and technologically interactive concept store yet.
Visitors are invited to take an audio-operated guided tour through the experience upon arrival, which is delivered via a handheld electronic device. A guiding narrator sets them off on a path of discovery. From then on they are treated to an interactive journey through time and space, with entertaining displays of innovation at every turn, including video-installed interactive „Time Capsules‟, virtual reality devices and a real red carpet experience. The end result is a luxury Boutique experience set on a whole new level.
Having entered the market in 1992, by 2008, China became the largest market in the world for Montblanc, and it now operates 93 Boutiques across China, with 43 of these being wholly owned, including the also recently launches large new Boutique in Guangzhou.
The ubiquitous white star logo which adorns all Montblanc‟s stylish accessories and hand-made goods is by now instantly recognizable to luxury consumers in China.
Mont Blanc Cutting Edge Art Collection
Mont Blanc Cutting Edge Art Collection
The engagement with the arts and artists has been embedded in Montblanc's corporate philosophy for a long time. In regard to this, Montblanc began to build a contemporary art collection ten years ago.
The works from the collection are displayed in the entire cooperation's facilities: offices, hallways, the production department and, of course, in the newly designed foyer at the headquarters in Hamburg. Regular tours are offered and guided by artists and art historians for the employees, which is keeping the art on display alive. In 1998, Montblanc started negotiations with artists and galleries and in 2002 Montblanc presented the first work by US artist Tom Sachs. Sachs considered it as a challenge to interpret the Montblac star, the emblem of the long-established company, and create the first commissioned work.
Since then, the collection expanded to 160 unique artworks including works by Thomas Demand, Liam Gillick, Jonathan Meese, Sylvie Fleury, Jorge Pardo, Ugo Rondinone, Michel Majerus, Lijun Fang. Many of the artists were considered as Cutting Edge at the time they were commissioned - in other words, just at the edge of becoming well known. Today, they claim international recognition and continue a close relationship with the company.
To view the brand through the eyes of internationally renowned artists and with that also perceive it undergo a contemporary interpretation is a privilege Montblanc is enjoying to get new impulses for their own work. The collection is also accessible to the public with guided tours.
Coach Summer Spring 2012 Collection
Inspired by iconic styles in the company archives, Coach Men's has revived decades-old logos, made use of traditional artisanal techniques like hand-burnishing, and reincorporated the internal "hanging pockets" found in our unlined men's business bags throughout the 1960s and 1970s. All men's leather ware is designed to express the true nature of the particular leather employed in its construction.
Like all Coach products, our new men's arrivals are made the same way Coach products were made when the company was a family-run workshop of six leather artisans: by hand, one at a time, with great care and custom hardware. Although the key Coach Men's collections for spring, Bleecker Legacy and Crosby, represent a new approach to modern men's design, they also embody our steadfast commitment to traditional leatherworking techniques, passed down from generation to generation.
For this Spring/Summer 2012 collection offers handbags, accessories and shoes for women which are infused with spring colors and interpreted with 70 years of leather artistry. Featuring natural machete, color-blocked Italian waxed calfskin and other beautifully textured leathers, as well as exceptional limited editions and commemorative anniversary styles, they incorporate classic designs and iconic hardware from the Coach archives while taking a fresh and functional approach to luxury -- something we believe is best enjoyed every day of the year.
MAX MARA Collection Launch
Luxury Italian fashion label, MaxMara treated local fashionistas to a sneak preview of its Spring Summer 2012 collection. In a chic fashion preview held at MaxMara Pavilion Kuala Lumpur boutique, this showcase of Italian ready-to-wear glamour was a sight to behold.
"MaxMara has always prided itself in bringing runway fashion show to the mainstream consumer in ready-to-wear form. We are proud to showcase our Spring Summer 2012 collection to Kuala Lumpur. We believe that this collection will be a delight for our customers and the local fashion enthusiasts" said Malis Rosdi, the Operation Manager of MaxMara.
The guests present were immersed in the world of Italian couture in a fashion show featuring the season's magnificent array of styles from the MaxMara and SPORTMAX collection. Pure and linear, athletic and minimal, this season's offering exudes style that has grown synonymous with the MaxMara brand. Inspired by the nuances of the desert, this season features colours from the palest nudes to the darkest tea colour.
CANALI Spring Summer 2012
The Spring Summer 2012 collection is animated by a new spirit that springs from an increasingly free and uninhibited sense of style and elegance, brimming with references to other cultures, but without loosing its deeply Italian personality.
The suit becomes a means of personal expression, a quest for fine detailing and style that venture beyond strict, impersonal rules, no longer de rigeur exclusively for business, but also a point of reference on your own time.
Jackets are shorter and hug the waist, shoulders are even softer and lapels are higher and narrower in the most metropolitan lines. Narrow trousers for suits are softer and wider when worn with separate jackets, especially the Kei, which is presented for the first time in a double-breasted six-button version, or the new Nawab five-button version with Korean collar.
As always the fabrics are made from the finest natural fibres: silk, the undisputed protagonist of the entire collection, linen, wool - often combined with the previous two - and cotton.
Sophisticated, bold patterns, from geometrical and floral micro patterns, to tone on tone stripes and large modern checks. Particularly interesting are the impressive Mandala inspired designs, produced exclusively for Canali, and the elaborate embroidery applied by hand to the Nawab evening jackets.
The colour palette is bright and full, particularly for silks - fuchsia, emerald green, turquoise, orange, red and pink - set off against the "all white" and pearl grey of the other natural fibres, particularly linen.
BERNARD SS12 Collection
This season, Bernard Chandran dazzles the new Spring Summer collection, inspired by the 1950's era with his own interpretation and creation.
The curves though revoke the fifties; remarkably the designs are brought into modern era, a signature that clearly reflects the innate ability of the designer. Look out for the new innovations including the cocoon pleasted peg top skirt, the shirt dress, body suit and the new refinements in the cut work evident espicially in the jackets.
Admist all, the designs may be strctured but one is ummediately surprised by the lightness and fluidity of the clothes.
Overall the designs redefined the art of wearing the fifties into the contemporary.
Pedro The Iconic Starlet
In conjunction with the upcoming Women's International Day, Pedro will be launching a limited edition heels inspired by iconic ladies.
The Iconic Starlet heels is exquisitely designed with satin material and is available in Red. It also features a voluptuous pair of red lips, adding a touch of sophistication
and sexiness. The peep toe heels will be available at all Pedro stores from 8 March 2012 onwards and is retailing at RM249.
Jaeger-LeCoultre - Duomètre à Quantième Lunaire 40.5
Arranged on the elegant and easily readable dial, the hours, minutes, seconds and moon-phase displays appear to make the Duomètre à Quantième Lunaire a classic watch model. But inside the case and partially hidden from view beats Calibre 381, a prodigious movement boasting unprecedented precision based on the Dual-Wing concept andwhich propels the watch firmly into the spheres of Haute Horlogerie.
Mulberry designs a new family with vintage travel inspiration
Inspired by the nostalgic glamour of vintage steamer trunks, Mulberry introduces new contemporary classics with the Travel Bag family!
The romanticism of travels past has been captured and channelled into three styles that don't need to wait for a holiday! They are perfect everyday bags, in a totally new and gorgeous concoction of leather finishes and bespoke textures. This new family's design characteristics were inspired by the details of steamer trunks, with metal tipped corners or trim and a smart metal logo plaque evocative of traditional luggage tags. Brand new finishes include Oak Shiny Lambskin, Lizard Print with embossed 'scale' texture, statement Mixed Lizard Print and Haircalf and the two-tone Natural Animal Print.
CAKE DRESS SET TO WHET THE APPETITE AT THE WORLD'S HIGHEST FASHION SHOW
The stunning cake dress will appear in the first ever fashion show held in the world's tallest PETRONAS Twin Towers' SkyBridge. The extraordinary creation will be worn by model and global fashion show organiser, Jessica Minh Anh, on the 19th March 2012 at the J Model Management's Spring Fashion Show.
The most anticipated dress will be the product of a worldwide competition to find the perfect design. The judging panel consists of British fashion leader Paul Costelloe, Italian fashion photographer Thomas Woland, and Dutch celebrity designer Addy van den Krommenacker. They are looking for an unconventional design that reflects the artistic yet realistic lifestyle of the new generation.
The winner will have their black and white drawing turned into a masterpiece by Mr Allan Yap from Malaysian bakery 'Just Heavenly'. She stated "Red will be the predominant colour to show off the confidence and beauty of the multitalented Jessica Minh Anh". Jessica will be walking 100 metres in the dress wearing 20 centimetre high heels.
This show is part of a series of 4 high end fashion shows at the world's most outstanding venues in 2012 hosted by J Model Management. After making history with the international success of J Autumn Fashion Show on England's iconic Tower Bridge last October, the young director Jessica Minh Anh is believed to have declared a major step-up. "Many people have asked me if bridges are my thing" smiled Jessica "I say I'll host the show wherever my imagination takes me. You gotta dream big!"
Sand dunes kissing the waves, a wind-washed sky, the outline of an anchor chain imprinted on the shoreline: thename Cape Cod instantly conjures up a iodine-rich picture-postcard setting exuding ultra-sporty elegance. For Hermès, it is a model pervaded by a maritime spirit inspired by the link of the famous "Anchor chain" bracelet, an iconic piece of jewellery for the House.This year, the large men's model opts for the refinement of pewter grey - a deep hue expressed in graded shades on the dial, running from the lighter guilloché central square rimmed with a minute track, through to the delightfully contrasting soft half-shade surrounding the applied rhodium-plated hour-markers. This sophisticated pewter grey colour also extends over the smooth calfskin strap which makes a perfect match with the dial. Strap, case and dial thereby combine to compose an elegantly impromptu monochrome motif.
We are pleased to introduce to you the Hermes Cape Cod 2012 timepieces, and the collection will make its debut at the Baselworld 2012.
TUMI INTRODUCES SPRING 2012 COLLECTION
For Spring 2012, the Tumi consumer will be tempted with color and stylized designs. Travel and business will take
on a fresh look with a mix of classic neutrals and bright, playful hues. Whether one is navigating through his/her
daily travels or extended trips, they will do so in true Tumi fashion.
Classic, luxurious and sophisticated, the Bedford collection embodies a sleek style for the elite traveler. Spring
2012 features a new, seasonal shade: Saddle. This neutral hue is accented with rich Brown leather trim. This piece provides room for both casual and business needs and offers internal and external accessory pockets.
Revel in the mood of the season with these essential totes for Spring. Used in innovative and fun applications,
these leather, top-handle totes are a necessary accessory for those focused on style. Find these elegant totes in
Carrot, Ivory, Quartz and Navy. Classic, clean and pure, the Boulevard tote is simple in shape and easy to use with its organized interior. The different styles cater to any woman's professional needs. One highlight is the Canal Wheeled Boarding Tote with a business panel in the front and an expansive, organized packing area in the rear.