Above Bano EeMee, an example of the mixed textures at Vancouver Fashion Week
Topping the charts with help from Vancouver Fashion Week
Roanna Bell looks at the offerings from Vancouver Fashion Week to see what the key
trends and emerging shapes are for autumn–winter 2012–13
photographed by Stan Lau, Eugenio Flores and Lawrence Lu
Add extra glamour to any piece this season by going down the
adornment path. Vancouver designers showed us pieces frosted with beadwork, focusing
mainly around the collar and shoulders in each piece. Place
accessories with the garment for a complete evening look.
A trend that passes in and out of season constantly, trade your
dark matte tones for gold and silver. This look can be worn for day or evening: it’s all about accessories.
Contrast the texture of your outfit by adding on the must-have
fabric of any winter wardrobe, leather. Add this element in to
juxtapose the ideas of sheers and soft fabrics, giving your outfit
an edgy look.
Melis Nur Kurban
A great way to break up one-toned looks. Create an overall style
by adding soft sheers to your outfit through inserts, to create the
next dimension to a classic shape.
The winter coat
No autumn–winter wardrobe can be complete without a great finishing
piece, the winter coat. Branch out in the vein of a peacoat-styled piece, or one can never
go wrong with the classic silhouette of a trench coat. Add character
to your coat by choosing bold buttons, if you find it hard to stray
out of the darker tones. •
Roanna Bell is assistant fashion editor of Lucire.
Paris screams fashion, out loud
Fashion doesn’t stop just because the collections aren’t in town. Lola Saab looks at Guy Laroche, Pollini and Olympe75018 some photographs by François Ollivier/Abonnedistance
The best of London’s autumn–winter 2012–13 catwalk as selected by Lilith-Fynn Herrmann, with words by the Lucire staff photographed by Maurice Luckett/Fashion Aviator