W's Top Fall Collections

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  1. Amélie

    Amélie New Member

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    Nicholas Ghesquière's sculpted coatdresses, multi-zipped parkas, balloon skirts, and evening dresses are for women who dare to be different.
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    Christopher Bailey served up an eccentric, enchanting range of effortless pieces that went from classic to quirky, punched up with colorful knits.
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    Girly without being giddy, Phoebe Philo's collection cleverly played sturdy menswear looks against sweet feminine fare in ice cream colors.
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    A clever play on the masculine-feminine theme, with a nod to Helmut Newton's photographs of YSL's sexually charged seventies looks.
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    A stunning array of flirtatious shapes, luxe fabrics, and a moody palette recalled the divas of forties Hollywood.
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    Tom Ford's swan song had it all—spectacular evening dresses, flashing sequins or fringe, provocative second-skin shapes, and the most daring furs around.
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    Highland fling gone punk, goth, and glam. Marc Jacobs dressed up his Scottish lassies in tartans, fur, sequined sweaters, fur-trimmed booties, and bows, bows, bows.
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    A magical mix of past and future inspirations. Miuccia Prada's uniquely elegant clothes were lavished with decoration and displayed a couture sensibility.
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    Ralph Lauren
    Impeccably cut suits, a new lean-over-full silhouette, and soft neutrals gave this quietly beautiful collection a polished perfection.
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    Rochas
    Retro that rocks. Olivier Theyskens' young-lady chic tempered sweetness with edge in dreamy lingerie looks and take-me-to-the-ball skirts.
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    sorry guys...i forgot to say which houses they were for the top two...but i'm sure you all know ;)

    so i think lv put in a good season...i think she's got a soft spot for tom ford and the rest are all pretty typical ay...
     
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    I can honestly say that I was quite a bit happier with this list then the last one from Vogue, with the exception of Ralph Lauren and Chloe. I know a lot of people don't like Tom Ford or Gucci, but I think it deserves the spot in the top ten. I'm surprised by Donna Karan being on the list because I seem to remember the collection not getting great reviews. Also, I can't believe Lanvin wasn't on the list seeing as how Lanvin is everywhere thses days. Rochas, no surprise. LV, I still don't love it but there were some pieces I liked so, it can stay. D&G I liked as well. Prada I liked, Balenciaga I liked and Burberry I'm totally inpartial to. Overall though, I think they chose some good collections for the list.
     
  6. Lena

    Lena etre soi-meme

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    burberry, LV & prada are my faves out of this list, as for Donna Karan, she deserves the top ten since her fw04 collection is quite good. they could have chosen a better look from Chloe, the chosen one, is a bit nightmarish, makes even the model look huge on hips :ninja:

    i was also surpised with the absense of Lanvin & Dries Van Noten :(

    thanks for the topic ebatsy, if you want me to edit the names of collections left out, let me know :flower:
     
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    OMG! That first coat! :heart: :heart: :heart: :woot: :woot: :woot:
     
  8. mikeijames

    mikeijames no tom ford, no thanks.

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    i had the same feeling like, i understand why the entire chloe collection made it but that look was not a favorite AT ALL....i enjoyed chloe this season for the sort of funky looks with the oversized blass-inspired marc-jacobs-borrowed pants.

    also, ralph lauren does not stand up to the other collections here as far as pushing fashion forward...that collection could be worn today or a decade ago (or two decades ago). :unsure:
     
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    as usual, top paying advertisers in top 10 list from W. What a surprise (I'm shocked they have Rochas on the list, I don't think they advertise in W... maybe they will next fall :lol: )
     
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    But think about it, Balenciaga doesn't have ads in W, Rochas hasn't had any ads in any American magazines as far as I know, so how can it be said that it's just a list of top advertisers? I mean, would you say the same thing if Lanvin were on the list cause their ads are in most magazines.

    I guess I just don't understand why so many people automatically think that if a major designer's collection was rated top 10, it's cause they pay the big bucks for ad space, but then if someone like Lanvin is on the list it's cause it was a good collection.
     
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    I just looked at the list that ebatsy posted:

    Balenciaga, Burberry, Chloe, YSL, Gucci, Jacobs, Prada, Rochas.

    They sure damn look like top paying advertisers to me (except Rochas). I'm glad they picked Rochas. I'm happy for Theyskens, even though I think his own collections were far more imaginative.
     
  12. softgrey

    softgrey flaunt the imperfection

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    spike...it's true ...it's a fact of life...they have to put a few that aren't advertisers just to make it look legit...

    but believe me...i've been present at those types of meetings and heard the conversations...these are the facts...you've simply GOT to keep the advertisers happy...it's simply good business practice...

    mikeijames...as for ralph lauren looking like it could be from 10 yrs ago or even 20 yrs ago...and still look the same...some people call that 'timeless' and think it's a good thing... :flower: i was surprised at how much i liked this collection when i saw the video...the still photos just don't do it justice... :flower:

    i'm :shock: about gucci...but i guess you gotta do what ya gotta do... :innocent:
     
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    Ebatesy23 - Great thread. I love the coat in the first picture. This is the first list of runway clothes that i have ever liked minus the masculine/feminine YSL 80's style. Im surprised myself, as i wouldn't say that i am easy to please :woot:
     
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    So very true! I've been at those "WEHAVETOUSEANNAMOLINARITHISMONTH" meetings, too. It's unfortunate though because who really wants to feature Sisley and Evisu Jeans? :sick: But I guess you need to squeeze them in somehow.

    Spike,

    As for Balenciaga and Rochas, Conde Nast (W, Vogue, WWD) are really prepping these labels to be the next superbrands. I loved this season's Balenciaga, but even I can admit that it certainly wasn't the best that Nicolas has produced. For both Vogue and W to include the show in their Best Of list is a little fishy.

    But then again Balenciaga is owned by Gucci Group and Conde Nast's sole purpose in existence is to keep Gucci Group happy. Remember, Anna Wintour doesn't so much as get out of bed without strategizing what it could do for circulation and ad sales.
     
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    This list is worst than Vogues. :sick: :yuk:
     
  16. softgrey

    softgrey flaunt the imperfection

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    So very true! I've been at those "WEHAVETOUSEANNAMOLINARITHISMONTH" meetings, too. It's unfortunate though because who really wants to feature Sisley and Evisu Jeans? :sick: But I guess you need to squeeze them in somehow.

    Spike,

    As for Balenciaga and Rochas, Conde Nast (W, Vogue, WWD) are really prepping these labels to be the next superbrands. I loved this season's Balenciaga, but even I can admit that it certainly wasn't the best that Nicolas has produced. For both Vogue and W to include the show in their Best Of list is a little fishy.

    But then again Balenciaga is owned by Gucci Group and Conde Nast's sole purpose in existence is to keep Gucci Group happy. Remember, Anna Wintour doesn't so much as get out of bed without strategizing what it could do for circulation and ad sales. [/b][/quote]
    I SMELL FISH!!!
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    love the balenciaga coat and YSL pants :heart:
     
  18. ultramarine

    ultramarine chaos reigns

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    Burberry & Rochas ... period.
     
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    I could see why some people would not agree with Ralph Lauren, but simultaneously, the timelessness of his collections are why some people are attracted to his clothing. He provides women with flattering, classic apparel that many of the topic designers no longer provide. Also, his branding may seem boring now but he was the originator of lifestyle branding. I think overall he deserves more credit that it may appear on the surface. I personally think his clothes are boring and trite at times but he does integrate new trends with his classic style very well. I believe those with the best fashion sense are those with a sense of individual style... not necessarily the trendy.
     

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