Anne Bowen debuted her Fall/Winter 2012 collection this past Saturday as part of New York Fashion Week. Guests were treated to complimentary Prosecco before the Aleksandr Rodchenko-Inspired collection took to the runway with models dressed in a palette of malachite green, grey, and black juxtaposed against groups in black and white and pyrite grey. At the end of the show, Anne graced the runway with one of her adorable Chihuahuas; Anne is known for bringing her cute pups with her to her runway shows and presentations – as far as I’m concerned, it’s one of the charming qualities about Anne that makes her so approachable.
Highlights of the collection included geometric silhouettes and beading, metal sequins (slightly reminiscent of her studio 54 collection for Spring/Summer 2011), black diamond crystals, and asymetrical hemlines full of texture and metal embellishments intended to create a modernist mood. The three adjectives that Anne used to describe her collection in the guide are ‘decadent, audacious, and graphic’ and she also included several quotes, which were part of her inspiration for this season’s theme:
“Practicality married with beauty was the main thrust behind the Constructivism ethos”
“Constructivism is another name for Modernism”
“Our duty is to experiment” ~Alexandr Rodchenko
The fabrics from the collection consist of silk charmeuse, organic matte cotton jersey, wool crepe, wool jersey, silk organza, and chiffon as can be seen in the photos below: