Monday, January 28, 2013

Winter's ultimate superhero - the cape

Capes were huge on the AW2012 runways. 
If you have one, dig it out now. 
If you dont, there are ways of faking it. 
Read on....

Runway cape

L to R: Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana

Giambatistta Valli, Alexis Mabille Couture,  Stephane Rolland 

Elie Saab Couture Spring 2013

Giambatistta Valli Couture Spring 2013

Chanel Couture Spring 2013 - not actually a cape, but referencing a cape

Snappy cape

Surprisingly sedate leather cape for Kate Moss

Brocade & arty capes

Brocade is huge for winter - both for capes & other garments.

Ferragamo, 3.1 Philip Lim & Alexander McQueen

Evening cape

Donna Karan main line

Knit cape

Texture rules

Cosy & practical

Veronique Leroy - How to make an impression without trying

Colour my world

Speaks for itself

Add the colour to the accessories

White is right

with those Givenchy boots


Traditional Camel & Taupe

The only requirement: Make sure you know whether you have cool tones (pick taupe) or warm tones (pick camel).

Oh wow!

Miroslava Duma

Dolce & Gabbana

Trench inspired cape

Lovin' camel cape with pale pink

Superhero style

Faking it

Haider Ackermann AW 2012 - keep the cuts sleek, & loose with minimal closures

Kimmy in J Crew - wear a jacket over your shoulders & voila, instant cape

Elizabeth Olsen with a large wrap which is looking like a cape

Throw the coat over your shoulders & instant cape

Feet capes

Unforgettable stuff south of the ankles by Alexander Wang,

And the girl that started it all.....

at the 1961 Inauguration Ball

and more recently, 

in Tom Ford at the 2012 Oscars

and her friends that followed her....

L to R: Calvin Klein, Naeem Khan, Tom Ford

L to R: Altuzarra, Dolce & Gabbana & Naeem Khan

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