The Fall/Winter 2012 runways are taking flight… with feathers! The shows in London and Milan are blowing us away with some strong looks for the upcoming season. We are still noticing familiar fall shades, such as eggplant, khaki and pine green. Oh, and don’t forget black! Black is always in, but it is being shown with force all over the runways, from solid black looks to peekaboo tufts of Ostrich feathers.
Three Gucci looks, shown above, reinforce this dark elegance that we are seeing for fall. We fell head over heels for these luxurious Rooster Coque garments! This natural iridescence is another trend that we are seeing in embroidery, beauty and accessories. Gucci paired these gorgeous feathers with sheer tops and velvet skirts.
The Renaissance feel at Aquilano.Rimondi was a true reminder that these designers are masters at Italian craftwork. We love the carefully added explosion of Ostrich feathers to the bust of a mini sequined dress. Also, the smaller tufts of Ostrich applied in carefully spaced amounts is looking like a big trend for F/W 2012!
Moschino’s fall collection is all about having fun- from the over-sized headwear and jewelry to the flouncy full Ostrich feathered mini skirts.
The Alberta Ferretti show in Milan was all about elegance, with a delicate touch of Ostrich. Again we are seeing carefully placed Ostrich on skirts and bodices. Stripped Rooster Coque was used in a beautiful addition to a sheer dress.
Giles loves feathers! The designer has used them the past few seasons and we were excited to see them again for F/W 2012! His burnt and dyed dresses were taken over the top with ostrich finishes along seams and fringes along the bottoms of some avant garde dresses.
Giles really took Ostrich feathers in a whole new direction in these looks.
The designer started and finished off the show with these feathered headpieces that also double as works of art!
Check back in for another update on the upcoming season’s latest fashion shows. If you’re feeling inspired check out Featherplace.com to start your own feathered look!