Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton Fall 2012. This show had embellished jackets, pants, dresses, skirts, some even all in one look. Beyond the matchy/matchy of it all, there were also elaborate details for each piece, that worn alone would definitely make s a statement, but paired together create an impact. I'm thinking of pairing this blazer:
with these cropped trousers:
Its not an exact replicate of the Louis Vuitton runway, however my thinking is that by pairing two stand-out pieces, each with their own fair share of texture and embellishment replicates the feel and energy of the collection, if not a literal interpretation.
Next up: Prada
Pattern went on a wild ride in this collection. (But what Prada collection doesn't?) The shirt and cropped pants below are my shout-out to Prada's Fall 2012 aesthetic. You may recall seeing these items here.
Wearing matching patterns on top and bottom can be a lot of look, but it doesn't have to be geometric or animal print. You could pull it off with stripes or polka-dots. Or if you're feeling adventurous there's also paisley versions of this shirt and pant (here and here)
And finally a mix of Jonathan Saunders and Balenciaga
These trousers are so super sleek, the color, the cut, everything about them feels very sophisticated. And its totally appropriate to pair them with a button-down shirt and blazer (in equally fabulous fabric) but I think these pants could go from super-chic to super-cool with a Balenciaga inspired animal sweater.
You may recall this sweater from this post. I think it would look equally fierce with some Jonathan Saunders inspired trousers:
This is definitely a more literal interpretation then the two examples above, which is great. If you can find almost exact replicas of runway items for way less go for it! But its not about exactly matching the runway, but more so picking out elements that speak to you and interpreting them for your own life/style. At least, that's the way I like to role.