Praise the Lord. Another great collection from Alber, perhaps even better than his recent ones given that he actually developed some new shapes, but didn't lose his sense of identity. So you have the usual draped pieces in a slightly squarer shape (which I did love) but also had some dresses in a rectangular shape(?). They seemed influenced by Margiela. The belts in the opening looks had an Eastern influence, keeping in trend with the Asian obsession of the season.
The one thing that didn't seem so hot, which I always count on him for was the jewelry. The belt on Mirte didn't look that different from the Tom Ford F/W 2012 one. However hopefully a browse through the detail shots on Style.com should change my mind! Overall one of my favourites of the season.
I think somebody posted an article about recession impact on FW collections ... Well, this one makes it pretty clear.
Albert just went for the classic, nothing outrageous ... Everything is very wearable for his clientele ...