The Greatest Collections Ever Made

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  1. ignitioned32

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    Tip: Before you post (here) a collection that you think is one of the greatest think about it carefully, don't just post it because you like the outfits there. Think what or why did it become such a great collection and why was it right for that time or, lastly, did it do anything for this designer's career. Example The New Look of Dior in 1947.
     
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    Since I'm not that good at scanning and stuff, I'll just use text. Versace's 80's collections were amazing because the put Italian baroque in a new context. Ferragamo's 60's platforms were amazing because they had that ancient world look, but they were so colorful and cheerful, they were kitsch then and their classics now. And, I might get arguments for this one, but Vuitton's murakami was fabulous b/c it showed that you could be 150 yrs old and cool and colorful, and elegant and classic.
     
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    I may spark a little controversy here, but I believe that John Galliano's Spring '02 Haute Couture collection for Christian Dior is one of the greatest collection seen in recent history. I believe so because first of all it is one of the shows that saved modern couture esp. after Yves' retirement, second of all it showed couture was alive and well and showed John's maverick brilliance for taking worldy heritages and transforming it into modern clothes and it showed John can take a used idea make it new and venture it out and break new territory. You may also ask where, oh where, is the wearability in these outfits? First of all when you present a couture show it nice to show your idea and go wild with your fantasy plus the jackets with Mongolian flower embroidery are very wearable and all outfits could be re-worked in Dior's couture atlier.

    Other critical acclaim:

    From Style.com
     
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    I think one of the most iconic collections is that of St.Laurent in the 60's. For example, the amazing woman's suits that he made. That not only did something for fashion but says something about the state of the world of the time. Plus, the ever iconic minidress. Now of course as I'm typing this I can't remember the name of the dress but he made that beautiful colorblock mini and that is still a classic today. I can't find pictures (or rather am too lazy) but these are collections that not only presented beautiful clothes but also altered the reality of fashion at the time and set new standards.
     
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    i think the saint laurent finalle was by far the phlyest!also the last zac posen was to be reconed with!
     
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    here s some ysl aw/2001 which is also among the best
     
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    i think this is the collection that heralded the arrival of tom ford on top of that the campaign!
     
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    a pre supermodel karolina
     
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    another ysl simple yet very stunningly unique
     
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    I know that this is too recent for most people to consider it trully great but I think Balenciaga's SS 05 collection was undeniably groundbreaking. It reminded me why I love fashion and why it is an art, not superficial self-adornment. Moreover it was clearly sumptuous and ladylike/naval but at the same time, it was somehow minimalist. It proved that you don't have to be one OR the other. Only the French huh?

    http://www.thefashionspot.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9402&page=1&highlight=balenciaga

    Also Westwood's greatest collections should be up there -i.e. Anglomania. Why? Well because they show British fashion kicks ass!

    London and Paris are the WAY to go.
     
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    Hedi Slimane's menswear collections (in 1999 and 2000) for YSL Rive Gauche were certainly landmark, I think. Looking back on them now, after 6 years, is really interesting and refreshing to see just how influential they were and how they helped to redefine tailoring, details, and the use of materials and color in menswear. I only wish now that I had bought more of the items when I had the chance!

    John
     
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    You stole the words from my mouth :)
     
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    Lanvin Fall/Winter 2004
    breakthrough for Elbaz
    and completely perfect, perfect from first to last piece

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    For me the collection that most effected me was Tisci's givenchy RTW Debut . It was the first show that was me..... that collection was what my soul looks like.
     

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