I've always been a trouser suit girl. Whether that's the result of falling in love with Helmut Newton's iconic 'Le Smoking' shot that appeared in Vogue Paris back in 1975 I'm not sure, but nonetheless it has always been a style that I've been particularly taken by. Anyone that follows The Fash Pack on Twitter will know that these recent images of Solange Knowles and Ashley Olsen wearing variations on the look has only fuelled my quest to find the perfect version.
The styles that appeared on the runway for S/S12 were particularly good because they came in a range of block colours from reds and multicoloured prints to pastel yellows and pale pinks. Preen really lead the pack showing a great classic version available in both pink and yellow while Givenchy had a much more modern feeling and came with skin tight trousers. For a budget friendly alternative head to Whistles as they undoubtedly have the most affordable but quality style on the market.
My mum did a lot of very provocative work with Helmut Newton. She understands. It is pretty crazy, though. I didn't think that it was going to be on giant billboards everywhere. I'm sort of like, Oh, God!
Mary Katrantzou couldn't have explained her Spring collection better than she did to Style.com. "With this collection, I wanted to put the room on the woman, rather than the woman in the room," she said. Well put. The designer - for her first solo catwalk show - stylistically revisited '70s photographs from Helmut Newton and Guy Bourdin, except this time, she made the interiors of each photo shoot the focus of the fashion, rather than focusing on the beauty of the model.
How did that translate? Each frock became a mini piece of architecture, complete with the occasional tromp l'oeil structural detail. Playful use of colour added to the whimsy of the collection, which seemed to captive Anna dello Russo. If all of Katrantzou's solo shows are this inventive, we hope she goes it alone more often.
Becoming the muse de jour of one of the most distinguished and influential designers in the world is a feat which few people are able to achieve, unless of course your name is Baptiste Giabiconi.
The 19 year old model was first spotted by Karl Lagerfeld whilst on a French Vogue editorial, dressed in Chanel and heels. Since then, the model has starred in a number of S/S 09 campaigns for the likes of Chanel, Armani Jeans and Karl for Karl Lagerfield, to name but a few. He has been described by Lagerdfield as ' the boy version of Gisele [Bundchen]...good for clothes and great with no clothes', so great that he has recently been shot posing naked in stilletos in an advertorial for Purple magazine which, was directed by Oliver Zahm and Lagerfield himself. Zahm said he 'wanted to portray the iconic Helmut Newton woman' hence the nakedeness and stilletos.