If you were to really break it down, you could say that Anthony Vaccarello burst onto the scene not with a stand-out collection, or with a new idea, but with a singular dress. Well ok, he also won the 2011 ANDAM prize and wowed with a showstopping spring 2012 collection in general, but it was the cutaway gown worn by Karlie Kloss on the runway and then socially, and by Gwyneth Paltrow on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar, that really stuck him in people’s minds. For fall 2012 the Belgian designer stuck to his aesthetic of sleek and sexy – sexy of the empowered kind – but with a greater maturity. On this Paris fashion week runway, tailoring was just as glamourously sexy as were revealing minidresses.
In a palette of luxe navy, gold and emerald green, the sensuality of Vaccarello’s collection was in both its tonality and it’s asymmetry. Sporty details like utility lacing and form-hugging cuts also help keep the tailored pieces away from the office and into the urban. It’s no wonder he’s being touted as the designer to watch.
You can see all of the Anthony Vaccarello autumn (fall) / winter 2012 runway collection by clicking on a thumbnail on the left. From there you can browse through each of the pictures from the fashion show.
Photography by Imaxtree