Nicole Farhi: high on shine

Nicole Farhi’s models stepped on to the London fashion week runway with slick ponytails and bold red lips – the lips being the focal point of an otherwise natural beauty look. The hair and makeup was perfectly complimentary to a collection based on clean lines and block colours. But while Farhi’s pieces were minimal on the colour front, they weren’t lacking in detail. Fabrics were high sheen, completely sheer, sequinned or leathery. Some tuxedo-inspired pieces were particularly wearable in a masculine-as-feminine way; while the overall highlight from Farhi’s autumn / fall 2011 collection was the swishing, shimmering vision of Tao Okamoto in a floor length pleated gown.

You can see all of Nicole Farhi‘s autumn (fall) / winter 2011/ 2012 collection by clicking on the thumbnails below and browsing through the photos.