Photo shoot: Designers have turned up the volume for fall with broader shoulders, wider sleeves and boxier cuts

Photo shoot: Power station
Photography by Francisco Garcia. Styled by George Antonopoulos
Photo shoot: Power station
Francisco Garcia. Styled by George Antonopoulos

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Size matters for Fall 2012; volume has been turned up and proportions maximized. Boxier silhouettes, broad shoulders, and architectural layers come together to create striking visuals in our October issue.

On the runways, we saw Comme Des Garçons create a whole new body shape (think: human gingerbread man), Mugler restructured the peplum to add some renewed intrigue to the trend, and Pheobe Philo for chose to supersize her collection for Celine with coats of epic proportions.

In light of the recent rumours that Lady Gaga has gained a few pounds, the Fame Monster showed up in Paris in a two dimensional Comme Des Garcons dress. The dress gives Lady Gaga a completely new type, (see: gingerbread man) which doesn’t give onlooking eyes a chance to play the did she or did she not gain weight game. Since this look is about as extreme as volume can go and we’re not all Gaga, our Style Panel showed how a regular gal can embrace the look too.

So when it comes to getting dressed this autumn, don’t think outside of the box, wear it instead.

Francisco Garcia. Styled by George Antonopoulos. Hair by Susana Hong foré hair care. Makeup by Diana Carreiro for by Leeanne Colley for Prop styling by Suzanne Campos for Plutino Group.Headphones and radio from Morba. Fashion assistant, Eliza Grossman.