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S/S 2014 Best/Worst Collections
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my top 10 would be

Rag & Bone - i love the metallics, all the accessories, very easy to wear
Alexander Wang - the logos were really cool, as well as the skirts and the open jackets. styled really well.
Mary Katrantzou - the prints are all beautiful and the use of colour is fantastic
Alberta Ferretti - beautiful colours, soo many amazing dresses
Etro - amazing prints really summery collection, great styling as well
Tod's - the colours were amazing, love all the leather pieces and the shoes
Aquilano.Rimondi - favourite print of the season, and the embellishment made it even more beautiful
Lanvin - the metallic pieces are all so good, i love how the colours were matched and the jewellery works so well with it
Valentino - the bags are all fantastic, and the sandals, and all of the colourful dresses
Miu Miu - styled really well, love the use of colour and the skirts and the coats

Worst: Celine, Chanel, Givenchy, Christian Dior, Emanuel Ungaro, Balenciaga, Balmain, Alexander Mcqueen, Tom Ford, Proenza Schouler, Marc Jacobs

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The Best:
Alexander Wang - loved the laser cut logo detailing and envelope shirting
Proenza Schouler - enjoyed the linear silhouettes (if sometimes a little heavy)
Christopher Kane - although rather ugly pretty, loved the use of bonded fibres
Erdem - loved everything
Prada - I'm a sucker for Mexican mural art sportswear
Dries Van Noten - the showspace kind of won me over anyway
Balmain - hilarious because the 80s theme is so Balmain, which is why I liked it
Balenciaga - on the fence, but the silhouettes were beautiful
Ann Demeulemeester - millinery was superb
Céline - those Brassaï inspired prints were brave from Philo
Kenzo - amazing sunglasses!
Miu Miu - felt inherently Miu Miu/beautiful print motifs

The Disappointments:
Prabal Gurung - although beautiful, too many references to Prada
Rodarte - looked trashy and cheap (which was probably their intention)
Calvin Klein - seemed incredibly ill fitting, too oversize
J.W. Anderson - the flesh coloured pleating tipped me over the edge
Sportmax - disappointment from last season
Dolce & Gabbana - the same Sicilian collection, however beautiful, time and again
Haider Ackermann - looked too messy
Dior - apart from the reworked bar jacket, this was a mess. And I love Raf!
Chloé - hideously boring
Saint Laurent - Lanvin x H&M
Chanel - hated the collection but the accessories/show itself was amazing
Alexander McQueen - overworked
Louis Vuitton - amazing showspace, but the denim was tragic. Embellishments I liked

p.s. sorry if this list is ridiculously long

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Best: Narciso Rodriguez- Precise proportions, gorgeous colors, and balanced ornamentation, finished off with exquisite cuts and tailoring. It all made for an alluring collection that belied the complicated work that went into each garment.

There were some other good shows; The Row, Delpozo, Erdem, Balenciaga, and Roberto Cavalli (mainly the dresses).

Worst: Rodarte(!!!!), Saint Laurent(!!), Marc Jacobs, Lanvin, Alexander McQueen, Chanel, Prada, J.W. Anderson, Giles, Marchesa, Gucci, Givenchy... The list could go on and on as this was the WORST season I've come across.

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This is the worst season after fw2013.
What saved the day: saint laurent paris - fresh, cool, rebellious
damir doma - refreshing change, sleek, elegant,
christophe lemaire - clean, no nonsense, honest clothing
neil barrett - tailoring, sharp colors
ann demeulemeester - romantic, true to her style yet has new elements

Emanuel ungaro - plain eyesore
Celine - unbelievably ugly, dated accessories
Rodarte - trashy

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Another weak season. Sometimes I feel like it just keeps getting worse and worse...

Best -
Dries van Noten
Christophe Lemaire
The Row

Worst -
Saint Laurent

Disappointing -

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Miu Miu
Michael Kors
Christophe Lemaire
Del Pozo


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-Christophe Lemaire
-Junya Watanabe
-AF Vandevorst
-Del Pozo

-Rodarte Rodarte Rodarte
-JW Anderson

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Miu Miu
Dries Van Noten
Maison Martin Margiela
Louis Vuitton (the show as a whole)

Saint Laurent
Alexander McQueen
Céline (I cant believe Im saying this)
Prabal Gurung
Dolce & Gabbana

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• Christian Dior : OMG! I didn't like that much the colour palette (too many pastel colours) but the shapes, the shoes, the accessories, the prints... They were just delightful.
• miu miu : Colors! and so wearable.
• Fendi
• Gianfranco Ferré
• Mary Katrantzou : Those prints and the shapes were mindblowing.
• Proenza Schouler : good as always.


• Rodarte!
• Marc Jacobs : I'm still speechless
• Emilio Pucci : I'm always looking forward to Peter's collections but the last one was a hot mess
• Alexander McQueen

Balenciaga was fine, but nothing remarkable.
Balmain, Stella McCartney and Céline were acceptable
Givenchy, Lanvin and Gucci really disappointed me
Louis Vuitton was kind of cool, I don't know if I'm overshadowed by the setting.

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Miu Miu:Very beautiful and feminine. I'd love to wear almost everything if I were a girl.
Givenchy: I'm glad that Tisci finally moved on from the sweaters, roitwellers, Madonna and bambi. The collection interpreted Indian culture in the most subtle and intricate way.
Jean Paul Gaultier: While the clothes are nothing innovative (but beautiful nonetheless); the show were on FIRE. The casting is perfect, the music is perfect, the atmosphere is perfect. I couldn't complain a thing.

Alexander McQueen: Gaudy colors, nauseating and repetitive silhouettes. What else can I say? Sarah Burton sure knows how to surprise people with the level of atrocity she could produce every new season.
Christian Dior: Everything falls flat (literally). Clothes that speak nothing and couldn't move properly. Plus the ludicrous text print on the shoes and dresses and the mess of seaweeds wrapping aroud models' necks.
Chanel: A long and sleepy show. I've just read that Karl is also responsible for the set, which is amazing. But couldn't he just concerntrate on the one crucial thing - the clothes - and make them good?
Prada: Too athletic for my taste. The worn-outside bras made me cringe. Everything gave me eyesore.
John Galliano: It's sad how a person who's been around John for so long could learn nothing about his style and put out a totally irrelevant collection.

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AF Vandevorst
This collection was the complete package for me. It had an interesting theme but didn't rely on gimmicks, it was coherent but not repetitive, it was wearable but not too simple or boring. It was beautifully styled, desirable and gorgeous. My favorite this season.

I loved everything about this collection. It was fun, cool, interesting and different.

Ann Demeulemeester
She once again nailed it. It was pretty much what you would expect from her, but better.

I also loved Saint Laurent, Moon Young Hee, Narciso Rodriguez, Gary Graham and Celine.

I don't really keep track of which collections I hated the most, too much work. Definitely agree about Rodarte and Alexander McQueen, though. Stefano Pilati's debut for Agnona was a huge letdown, it was beyond hideous.

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Prada- such a beautiful collection. it was a mix of all the things i love; sport, print, embellishment, youth
Louis Vuitton- not only was the show superb but the clothes were beyond. maybe even his best work. jeans never looked so good.
Maison Martin Margiela- all the embellishments and bra tops mixed with classic menswear was such a great idea.
Hussein Chalayan- clean and fresh.
Celine- i was so happy to Pheobe take the brand in a new direction finally

Alexander Mcqueen- i have no words for this mess
John Galliano- a pure disgrace, it looked like something from H&M children's line
Balenciaga- i'm not a fan of Wang nor what he's doing with my favourite house
Chloe- just pure boredom
Marni- i'm usually a big fan of Marni but this season wasn't for me

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Saint Laurent
Alexander McQueen
Marc Jacobs

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