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IZMA Fall Winter 2011 – 2012


Izzy Camilleri and Adrian Mainella are back again for IZMA‘s 70s glam rock influenced Fall Winter 2011 – 2012 collection. I got more of an old Hollywood feel from the styling, hair and makeup during the show. However, the colours and jumpsuits are all 70s though. Sustainable furs used this fall winter 2011 – 2012 season included coyote, lapin (rabbit) and fox.


Is it bad that I liked the non fur portion of the IZMA show more than the fur? I’m beginning to realize that I’m a traditionalist when it comes to fur. Grandma fur resonates with me than more than this modern stuff.  I guess the Fall Winter 2010 – 2011 IZMA collection had just enough grandma to win me over.  The Fall Winter 2011 – 2012 coats with the gold and silver detailing were marvels of construction but I they didn’t work for me aesthetically. The smaller the fur piece the more I liked it. The capelets, boleros and stoles I really liked with my favourite being the fox and organza bolero in sapphire blue. I have no moral problem with fur, just an aesthetic one.  There were some pieces I felt were just too much, such as the fur tuxedo blazer, gown and skirts.

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So, the fur didn’t float my boat this year. Let’s talk about the amazing ready to wear capsule collection that accompanied the traditional IZMA fur pieces. I was dying over paillettes, velvet, organza, silk and organdy.  Look 2 which consisted of a lapin swing coat and silk velvet jumpsuit in marrone it hands down my favourite.  When Tara Gill removed that coat to reveal the gold liner I just about died.  A great fashion moment that everyone wants to emulate walking into a room.  I love Izzy and Adrian for having so many amazing jumpsuits in silk velvet burnout and herringbone silk paillette.


See video of the IZMA Fall Winter 2011 – 2012 collection.

See all photos from the IZMA Fall Winter 2011 – 2012 collection.

Also check out filmmaker Ron Wan’s IZMA Fall/Winter 2011 – 2012 video

images: courtesy of IZMA and Brill Communications.