More Arrivals @ The 2012 amfAR Cinema Against AIDS – The Outfits

Since there were a lot of people who attended the 2012 amfAR Gala, I decided to add this post to the main one with the outfits they wore. Enjoy!

Romanian model Madalina Ghenea wore a Roberto Cavalli dress, while Louise Bourgoin opted for an ombre Louis Vuitton dress that she accesorize with a pink book-like clutch. Lindsey Wixson donned a beautiful Giambattista Valli Couture lace dress. Bianca Balti was spotted in Dolce & Gabbana.

Dasha Zhukova attended the event in an Alexander McQueen dress, while Liu Wen and model Magdalena Frackowiak both opted for short dresses, a Givenchy black one and a Roberto Cavalli black and green printed dress. Georgia Chapman chose Marchesa.

Julianna Margulies was among the ones who opted for black gowns. She wore L’Wren Scott. Asia Argento chose a Fendi dress, while Carine Roitfeld donned a Givenchy Couture gown. Model Anja Rubik was spotted in a bold see-trough Emilio Pucci dress.

Another model who opted for Roberto Cavalli was Irina Shayk. She stepped out in an elegant mermaid dress. Kate Upton wore Louis Vuitton. After the “Paperboy” premiere, Heid Klum opted once again for Marchesa and wore a delicate, yet bold see-through white gown.

Indian actress Mallika Sherawat wore a Ali Mahdavi dress, while model Ana Beatriz Barros donned a Roberto Cavalli animal printed dress. Victoria’s Secrets model Lily Donaldson chose a simple yellow and white dress by J. Mendel. “Gossip Girl” actress, Kelly Rutherford chose another Elie Saab gown, this time part of the Spring 2012 RTW Collection.

Model Cara Delevigne wore, as expected, Burberry. Angela Ismailos chose a Valentino dress, while Isabela Fontana opted for a Versace baby blue gown. Elodie Bouchez donned Chanel. (pictures via: zimbio.com/credit: Getty Images)

No Boundaries for Prints

When I saw Versace’s collection for H&M and Giambattista Valli’s creations for Macy’s, it felt like seeing two pieces of a big fashion puzzle that is being put together for 2012. So, as soon as I decided to write a post about this trend I knew it was going to be a very colourful one because I have some much examples to choose from.

Most of the designers have used as a main element for the next year’s collections the prints. Their clothing lines seem like a vivid colour palette filled with striking colour contrasts and surprising combinations.

Mary Katrantzou is one of the most representative designers for this trend. Her clothing items look more like canvases that tell a story. Not only is it about mixing colours, but images. It’s like a small part of the world has been taken down on the material. Yet, her 2012 Spring/Summer Collection contains more abstract prints which are hard to recognize but has that distinguish aspect of thoroughly detailed prints put together.

The floral trend is definitely one of the most important taking into consideration the fact that we are reffering to the spring & summer seasons. Spring is when the flowers blossom not only in nature but also on the clothes. Blugirl, Proenza Schouler, Oscar de la Renta, Matthew Williamson, Diane von Furstenberg, Christopher Kane are just some of the designers whose collections are filled with floral elements.

Apart from the floral print there is also the geometrical one or art deco graphics. It is all about playing with the lines and forms creating sharp angular prints. Burberry, Alexander Wang, Lacoste, Carolina Herrera have used it in their collections.

To sum up, 2012 seems to be a very colourful and joyful year at least in terms of fashion. Whether abstract, floral, geometrical or nature inspired, these prints will continue to fill up the wardrobes in the warm seasons.

pictures via: vogue.com