Posted by on Thursday, November 15, 2012

Next up from my fashion watch inspo spree is Catherine Maladrino. First off if you're unfamiliar with Maladrino, she is a designer born in france by italian parents. Her boutiques can be found in a few sections NYC only. Her collection I'm focusing on is her RTW R/W 2012 from her Black Label title, "La Feline". Its pretty much inspired by an old style movie she loved and coined is as a woman transforming into a cat. And with that image when most people think of cats as far as fashion goes its more along the lines of~ form fitting, sexy, silhouette, fierce. It reflected in this collection~ and i'm all for sexy, vixen type looks. Here are a few of my favorite pieces:

This runway, if you want to call it that, was unlike most runways you'd expect to see, because her models didn't necessarily walk down one. Rather they stood stoic on cylinder platforms like sculptures in an exhibit. The models imo looked great! Their shape really made the clothes stand out with a 'I'm a fierce bitch, don't mess with me' statement. The bandage dresses for me are love. I don't have a body like them, but I'd wear em' on a night out. The jacket and pants are a classic look as they contrast each other. A few others that arent pictured were also someone I'd consider putting into my wardrobe seeing as most of the pieces and/or the coordinate were very practical for a woman. And most undoutbedly you'd probably see in the streets of New York during winter time anyways. You can check more of the looks here

Taking her inspiration from the 1942 film "La Feline," Catherine Malandrino's Fall - Winter 2012 presentation offered an array of luxurious and sensual looks, rendered in fur, leather, and sheers, with beading, lace and crystals to bump up the richness and textural feel even further. Colorful dresses and wide leg pants were not lost in this collection. Each dress is detailed with a variety of textures and prints. Also, many dresses that gave the classic little black dress (LBD) a new look. Finishing off the looks with pointy-toed pumps and hard, geometric clutches gave them a dangerous feel.


Just like the clothes, they tailored the model's hair and make-up to fit the look. Sleek, graphic, slick and seemingly bold.

If you're in the area you can take a look at her more up to date collections in her boutiques

Meatpacking District, NYC
652 Hudson St
New York, NY 10014-1619
Phone: 212.929.8710

468 Broome Street
New York, NY 10013-2611
Phone: 212.925.3415

East Hampton, New York
27 Newtown LaneEast Hampton NY 11937
Phone: 631.324.4063

One Comment

  1. Slick indeed, very nice pieces ^^ Thanks for sharing, never hear of her xx