Backstage photos of the Academy of Art University Fashion Show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Photos by Dwight Elder.
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Copenhagen Fashion Week has officially kicked off! From August 8-12, the ASTONISH Copenhagen team will be busy covering several shows! So keep checking out ASTONISHWorld for the latest photos and reviews from the shows!
We start off by going backstage with Stine Ladefoged. Photos by Sandra Aberg.
Written by Cara Cerino
Edited by Michael Polce
Known for her updated takes on traditional pieces as well as painstaking embroidery; Yulia Yanina, Russian fashion designer, impressed spectators on July 3 at the Russian Embassy in Paris. Yanina’s collection brought together elements such as jewel and earth tones, gauzy tulle bodices and opaque skirts, and bold-patterned cut-outs next to delicate embroidery. The silhouettes in this collection ranged from sleek and tailored, with high collars and high-waisted, mid-calf pencil skirts; to whimsical and fantastic, with beautifully ornamented bodices and gossamer layers of tulle.
Peachoo + Krejberg Fall/Winter 2012 Collection
Paris Fashion Week
Written by Bolanile Shennu
Photographs by Julie Badin
Embracing all things cold, brisk and winter-worthy, Peachoo + Krejberg’s latest fall/winter venture was all about tundra and ice. The collection was very I-am-woman-hear-me-roar in a far east meets chic sort of way. Models sported clean fresh faces, with a single slick braid threaded through the back of a skull-cradling kerchief. The collection was also strengthened by calf-hugging chunky-boots, giving the models an air of authority as they stomped down the catwalk.
At the crux of the collection were some sturdy leather and lamb’s wool coats that were both rustic and edgy. The designer combined the outerwear with wraparound tunics, leg-hugging trousers, and slim-fitted skirts that grazed the ankle. Most closures (zippers, etc.) were off-kilter falling down on the side of the garments instead of center front. These accents worked superbly with the asymmetric theme of the clothing, which were more modern than trite.
The show stoppers were a handful of dome-like jackets constructed out of eagle feathers. These dramatic garments were not for the faint of heart, because their rigid shape covered the entire head and shoulders (similar to an igloo). The designers matched these outrageous pieces with figure-hugging dresses in luxurious fabrics, like silk charmeuse and silver sequin. These artistic creations seemed to be a metaphor for a woman’s need to have a hard shell and sweet center — you know, similar to M&M’s.