8.10.2012

Abstract Nature

Is it just me, or is there a striking similarity between (parts of) Giambattista Valli's  Fall 2012 Couture collection and Reiss' A/W collection? Both design houses are having a green moment this Fall and they're incorporate the striking olive to emerald shades into watercolor like prints - "abstract nature" as Reiss calls it. 

The Giambattista Valli Fall 2012 Couture collection was filled with Monet like prints, with the show inspiration laying in flower gardens and lily ponds. Layers of different exquisite fabrics in the same print and appliques make this collection wistful and truly couture. 

Reiss takes abstract nature prints and combines them with sheer fabrics in modern shapes. They've styled their looks into outfits ranging from glam evening looks to work wear to street chic, making them accessible and wearable for the style minded gal with a real world budget. Speaking of Reiss, have any of you worn the brand before?  Any input on their sizing etc? I have yet to try them, but I do have my eye on this gold pencil skirt and this ribbed jumper dress

23 comments:

  1. Love the whole collection!

    Loewe and leopard in http://cravingforbarneys.com

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  2. adore the reiss collection and it´s so wearable! xo, Alma
    http://www.soulofashopper.com

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  3. I've never worn Reiss before but I love the print you've shown above on three different shirts - That green is such a fab Fall color, moody and sexy. loooves it!
    x
    www.iloveublank.blogspot.com

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  4. The last two looks are amazing, so beautiful!

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  5. I actually love all of these looks. That earthy green inspiration is amazing.
    the-creationofbeauty.blogspot.com

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  6. pretty nice and inspiring ! love it !

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  7. The photos in your blog are really inspiring! I loove all the lepard bags bellow. By the way there is a giveaway of cute things in my blog, maybe you want to enter? :)

    http://miss-velours.blogspot.com.es/2012/08/summer-giveaway.html

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  8. Love it, can't wait to see what you do next! Come check out my blog, maybe we can follow each other!
    Material Fixations

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  9. I've never ordered from Reiss...someday. Put myself on a shopping freeze as of today.:)
    Have a wonderful weekend!!
    -amy
    www.dreamingincashmere.com

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  10. Such stunning pieces. I love these choices love, you have wonderful taste. Great inspo!
    I would mean SO much to me if you could check out my latest post!
    XOXO
    Morgan
    http://thesocialboutique.blogspot.com

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  11. Hi dear :) amazing post hun! what do you think of following each other on bloglovin'? Let me know
    Keep in touch

    http://thefrench-fries.blogspot.pt/

    xx

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  12. gorgeous collection!
    http://spliffedcookies.blogspot.com

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  13. They do look similar. They probably work with the same forecasting company...

    www.FaShionRoLLa.com

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  14. I love these! its a really amazing collection! I love your blog, would you like to follow each other?
    sewthecity.blogspot.co.uk
    x

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  15. You got style and good taste.

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  16. I can definitely see similarities in both collections!
    Must say I love the rich green colors and great designs.

    XoXo Nathalie
    www.fashionablymade.blogspot.com

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  17. Gorgeous collection! I love the emerald colors. They are beautiful!
    Meredith
    www.createthatoutfit.com

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  18. Both collection are stunning, I admire the fact that you saw this big similarity in the Ocean of all collections! :)
    Never worn Reiss, sorry, can't help :)

    Jennifer
    The White Studio

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  19. What a beautiful collection! love the deep green tones! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    -Jyoti from Style Delights Blog
    *Giveaway* - Win a gorgeous piece of jewelry from Jeweliq

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  20. Amazingly similar! I can definitely see interiors taking on this trend...Almost like wearing malachite...abstract, but downright decadent! Love that emerald's on the fast track this Fall! Gorgeous collections!

    Would love to get your thoughts on my most recent hotel renovation when you get a chance! Hope to see you soon!

    xo-Julie
    Peace. Love. LOL!

    Haute Khuuture Blog

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  21. Bit of a mixed feel about this. I prefer the more avant-garde dresses from the top - I feel like translated to more ready-to-wear pieces they lose that kind of magic from the first and really just add to the growing abstract print trend. :(

    That said, the first collection is amazing.

    anni-dot-elle.blogspot.com

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  22. Melanie10/18/2012

    I would like the entire collection [sigh].

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Chelsea