So we have a thread for your biggest disappointment, now it's time for your favorite shows of the upcoming season!
My apologies if a thread was already opened.
So mine are: Alexander McQueen - absoultely stunning. Every single piece. There was nothing I didn't like from this collection. The headpieces, the dresses, the details... Chanel - after the SS 08 disaster, Karl redeemed himself. The collection was typical elegant Chanel lady, that's what it was needed. Lanvin - do I really need to explain this? Rick Owens - love, love, love! Just the boots make me drool.
I think I'll come up with more later. Now it's your turn.
alexander mcqueen - favourite one. amazing, stunning, dreamy, i loved every single thing from the set to the details lanvin - i usually like lanvin, but this show was just incredible. not to mention the shoes! loved it. it really stood out chanel - as miwa said, karl redeemed himself from the ss disaster. loved the set, and the shoes and many of the pieces. balenciaga and givenchy (not as much) - posting them together as they're not among my favourites usually, but in this season of horrid collections, i did enjoy them a lot. especially balenciaga, was great. viktor and rolf - not as much as older collections, but still among my favourites. the writings were a bit annoying here and there, but the NO coat was sooo great luis vuitton - wtf. i myself cannot believe it, but as much i loathed marc's collection and even if there are strong similarities, i loved the lv collection. i loved everything (well minus the pants !) especially the necklines and the cuts of the coats, amazing.
i also loved oscar de la renta and karl lagerfeld. i thik there's more but for now that's it.
My votes go to:
Lanvin - it speaks for itself, pure perfection. Alexander McQueen - absolutely amazing, I loved all of those dresses and opulent jewellery. Kenzo - samurai chic, kimono shapes and lovely prints, plus amazing finale! Missoni - I've never been keen on Missoni's overload of different fabrics and patterns, so I really loved how Angela toned everything down this season
oh god. i missed galliano. i guess i wasnt that impressed after all, and way too disappointed for dior. and it saddens me so much. i liked it anyway, but not in that mindblowing way he always succeeds in making me feel. that said, it was way better than MOST of the awfulness i saw on the runways lately (and im gonna go nuts over the shoes)
Rodarte, which I thought was just amazing, and probably my overall favourite
Viktor and Rolf - I just loved it!
Lanvin - So beautiful
Givenchy - Some gorgeous pieces
Alexander Wang - I love this guy, and erin wasson's styling was perfection!
Sonia Rykiel - Such a fun show
"What people say isn't going to stop me. I have to do things for myself." Kate Moss
Always my favorite thread to end off the season
Balenciaga - By far my favorite collection of the season. It had so many things that I love, sharp lines, monochrome color, draping, severity, sex, power, perversion and a touch of Japonisme. The only flaw imo was the ridiculous rubber knee high boots, other than that it was amazing.
Louis Vuitton - It surprised me that I liked it so much. After watching the video, seeing details and really taking it all in, it won me over with the sort of mid-80's vapid and beautiful people vibe.
Lanvin - Yet another beautiful collection from Alber, which isn't such a shock. I loved the tougher, darker vibe he played with while never losing the Lanvin sensuality and femininity. It was really just a case of re-envisioning his house classics.
John Galliano - It was nice seeing him focus on separates this season. While the total look was a lot, the pieces were beautiful, as always with him. And I must say, with all of the experimentation with "new" trousers that's been going on in fashion lately, John was the first designer to make a truly convincing case for Zouave pants.
Jil Sander - Loved the coats, loved the pants, loved the dresses. Simple as that really. It reminded me a bit of Gucci f/w 03, but in a totally "Sander" way. And the anatomical tucking and pleating that was done on some of those dresses was to die for.
Vera Wang and Rodarte - For the second season, these two collections were the only ones to make a lasting impression on me from NY. Vera Wang's eccentric opulence struck me from the moment I saw it. It was like the wardrobe for a modern Marchesa Casati.
Rodarte was gorgeous, as is always the case with the Mulleavys, but this season I felt like the dark side they've been slowly hinting at over the course of their career finally broke free and unleashed a wicked prettiness that I loved.
Nina Ricci - I was left completely cold by this collection. There wasn't one thing in there that made me smile, gasp or look twice. I suppose I've come to expect much more life, beauty and delicacy from Olivier, but after two collections at Ricci that I loved, this one was a total let down.
Dior - It was everything I've been hating about Dior lately, so in that way it was entirely predictable. It wasn't fun, it wasn't creative, and it wasn't particularly believable as a wardrobe either. All I was left with was spots in front of my eyes from the retinal attack.
Alexander McQueen - The first half of the show with the severe black Victorian tailoring and gothic crinolines was beautiful, but then it took a nose dive half way through when that ridiculous coronation procession came down that runway. It was too costumey, too literal, and too far from reality...even by McQueen standards.
Versace - It wasn't bad, by any stretch of the imagination, and it continued the strong new path that Donatella's been forging lately, but somehow it didn't feel quite perfect. It was a bit disjointed in places, and in a shocking turn of events, the evening dresses were outshined by the daywear.
YSL - I still can't really place why I hated the entire collection, but I did. It felt sort of clinical, very cold and too austere. It felt tortured in a way, there wasn't a believable point of view that came through. Yes, there were chic pieces, but the things that did try to move forward were nothing short of ridiculous. It felt like there was this need to be cutting edge, to be avant garde, and unfortunately it just didn't work for me at all.
Prada - I hate lace. That's all there is to it. Still haven't gotten past that first impression of LACE!!!
Balmain - I think I hated this more for the reaction it got than for the clothes. If that collection wasn't shown in Paris by an up and coming designer, most people would consider it typical Milanese trash. If the tags had the name Versace or Cavalli on them, people would've hated it for the simple fact that it's Versace or Cavalli. Beyond that I just though it looked silly, bad 80's heavy metal groupie covered in Lesage embroidery.
You need to move fashion forward when there's a reason to move fashion forward - Tom Ford
My favourites were Calvin Klein, Akris, Donna Karan, Giambattista Valli, Manish Arora, and Yohji Yamamoto.
Calvin Klein and Akris I just adored for their sheer simplicity, Calvin's fly open coats and Akris's suede and belted scarves - gorgeous, Donna Karan for her constant class and just the way the silk flowed like liquid, Giambattista Valli because he comes up with such original ideas, Manish Arora because he's just the best; he designs the clothes you wish you could wear, Yohji Yamamoto was fantastic with the ripped leather - absolute genius.