A wonderful surprise was cooked up by designer Manish Arora for the fall 2012 season at the renowned fashion label Paco Rabanne as after a very sci-fi spring 2012 collection, the designer opted to pull the reins and tone down the collection, going this time for ultra-feminine, wearable designs that still had a little bit of an edge, just enough to make heads turn.

From start to finish, the collection captured the public’s attention taking them on a fantastic fashion-forward journey through an array of styles from casual chic to elegant with an edge. The collection looked perfectly balanced, with a soft transition from piece to piece, nothing too bold, nothing too flashy although an array of vivacious royal blue and metallic pieces were put on display.

Fusing sculptural details with subtleness, Manish Arora managed to score a high wearability level, without targeting a narrow age group. The collection features versatile pieces that go for day to evening and that can suit perfectly girls in their 20s as well as women in their 40s. The attention to detail is what makes the designs pop as the sculptural lines created through ingenious tailoring, silver mesh as insets, stylish knits and metallic elements, couldn’t have been overlooked.

Apparently with plenty of ideas for the season, Paco Rabanne’s fall 2012 RTW collection displayed an array of leather pants and separates, stylish midi dresses paired with mesh and metallic details, disco inspired metallic minis, hot jumpers and business-chic pants and blazer ensembles, outfits that have the ability to make heads turn and transform you into a style inspiration for others. As far as the color palette for the new season, the designer opted for timeless autumnal hues such as non-colors like black and white as well as gray, silver, royal blue and gold. 50 lovely outfits enchanted the audience, so check out a few of the collection and pick your new season favorites!

Photos by Giovanni Giannoni via WWD