Your Top Collections of S/S 2011

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  1. Psylocke

    Psylocke Active Member

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    Is it too early for this or why don't we have a thread like this yet? I hope it's ok to start one!

    I'll start off with my own picks!

    I actually thought this was a great season and I especially liked many New York and Paris collections. My personal Top 10 favorite collections are:


    1. Haider Ackermann, Paris

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    Everything in this collection was just perfect. I loved the colors, the fabrics, the cuts. A breathtakingly beautiful collection and my favorite by far!

    2. L’Eclisse, NY

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    I just love everything leather and I thought the concept of this collection was great. Considering this was their very first collection my hopes are high for the future of this brand.

    3. Alexander McQueen

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    Sarah did an amazing job and put out an amazing collection. The shoes alone are reason enough for this collection to be among my favorites!

    4. Theysken’s Theory, NY

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    Just love this! I want every single piece of this collection.

    5. Julien Macdonald, London

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    He's becoming one of my favorite designers, I just love how delicate and feminine his dresses are.

    6. Nicolas Andreas Taralis, Paris


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    Very Rick Owens / Ann D, but I loved every piece here, so this deserves to be in my Top 10.

    7. Rick Owens, Paris


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    Another great collection from Rick Owens. Love it!

    8. Gary Graham, NY

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    The clothes are nice, but the shoes I'm obsessed with!

    9. Yohji Yamamoto, Paris

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    I'll never get tired of a good high fashion gothic collection.

    10. Rodarte, NY

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    This collection was a lovely surprise! Didn't expect them to finally live up to the hype, but everything was just wonderful here.

    Honorable mentions would be:
    11. Y-3, NY
    12. Mary Katrantzou, London
    13. Proenza Schouler, NY
    14. Chanel, Paris
    15. RAD by Rad Hourani, NY
    16. Missoni, Milan
    17. 3.1 Phillip Lim, NY
    18. Juan Carlos Obando, NY
    19. Hermès, Paris
    20. Balmain, Paris



    Now everyone post your favorites!
     
  2. coolasfcuk1010

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    NYFW
    Jason Wu
    DKNY
    Carolina Herrera
    Marc Jacobs
    Michael Kors

    LFW
    David Koma
    Matthew Williamson
    Burberry

    MFW
    Gucci
    Prada
    Versace
    Gianfranco Ferre
    Dolce & Gabanna
    Ferragamo

    PFW
    Celine
    Alexander McQueen
    Yves Saint Laurent
    Martin Grant
    Elie Saab
     
  3. LolaSvelt

    LolaSvelt New Member

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    Mary Katranzou was my absolute favourite followed by Alexander McQueen, Erdem, Haider Ackermann and Hussein Chalayan. Also really liked Theysken's Theory and Miu Miu.

    I was a little disappointed with Rodarte and Lanvin.
     
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  4. TianSoFine

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    I think this season was a rather good one. There were a lot of good collections. Unlike last season, I have a very good idea of which shows were my favourites and which ones I didn't like. My top 10:

    1. Chanel
    2. Lanvin
    3. Dolce & Gabbana
    4. Yves Saint Laurent
    5. Matthew Williamson
    6. Alexander McQueen
    7. Elie Saab
    8. Gucci
    9. Hermes
    10. Versace
     
  5. LolaSvelt

    LolaSvelt New Member

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    Oh, I'd like to add Hermes on to my list, too.
     
  6. mistress_f

    mistress_f Hell on Heels

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    in no particular order

    Yohji Yamamoto, paris
    John Galliano, paris
    Alexander McQueen, paris
    Miu Miu, paris
    Rick Owens, paris
    Rodarte, new york
    Phillip Lim, new york
     
  7. GivenchyHomme

    GivenchyHomme Well-Known Member

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    1. Prada

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    2. Proenza Schouler

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    3. Altuzarra

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    4. Versace

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    5. Balenciaga

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    6. Cushine Et Ochs

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    7. Miu Miu

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  8. GivenchyHomme

    GivenchyHomme Well-Known Member

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    8. Derek Lam

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    9. Balmain :shock::blink:

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    10. Yves Saint Laurent

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  9. irulan

    irulan Plain Ol' Beautiful

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    I found this season rather disappointing, but then again, I seem to find every season disappointing. Nothing truly excites me anymore, except for the wrong reasons. Still there were, as always, some I truly liked and most of them in London. In alphabetical order:

    1. Chanel

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    Sometimes even I get tired with always loving what the Kaiser does. It's the same every season I tell myself, but really it isn't and even if it is to some extent, I always wanna wear it. He puts out clothing that will make you feel beautiful and he manages to translate anything into elegance an style. God only knows what we'd be without you, Karl.


    2. Erdem

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    I could practically post every dress from that collection. Erdem is my designer. He does everything I like in a dress and he does it to perfection while always adding a sense of modern and modest to his clothing. He cuts flattering and even though he always uses the same ingredients, he never bores me.


    3. Jonathan Saunders

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    What a deliciously coloured, perfectly cut collection. The shapes were simple and the candy hues just my taste. So effing wearable, fresh, summery and grown-up, I wanna buy each dress from the collection. It feels perfect for my first English spring.


    4. Marc Jacobs

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    I love Marc and he makes the best jackets in the world. This spring the pallette he offered won me over and the many loose, comfortable dresses, the city-summer-seventies vibe that seems so easy and uncomplicated. I would notwear everything from this collection, not the shorts and some of the tent dresses were terrible, but overall the concept is charming and as long as he doesn't do giraffe pantsuits, Marc is always in my heart.

    5. Mary Katrantzou

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    Crazy prints were big for spring, but that's the only way I'd wear them. Yeah, there are rooms on the dresses. Still they don't look like a bad joke *coughpradacoughvuittoncough*. They look like attractive geometrics and lovely florals, they're witty and the cuts are simple and girly at the same time. Give me one of the soft pink ones, please.

    Stuff I liked here and there:

    - Christian Dior, surprisingly enough. There was some cuteness in between the usual borefest.
    - Chloé had pretty white bowed dresses.
    - Julian Macdonald, even though his dresses would make any woman wearing them look like their taking a very expansive walk of shame, they were still beautiful in their out of bed glory.
    - I'd never thought I'd ever say that but between the sacks and tents there were nice things at Jil Sander (!!!)

    Bad, bad, bad stuff:

    - Prada was such a let-down. She only got away with that because she's Prada. Same applies to Louis Vuitton.
    - Balmain was an insult.
    - Dolce & Gabbana was ridiculously repetitive. I miss the times when the had silly themes and were tacky.
    - Even though I love him, the word overkill should also appear in the lexicon of Mr Jean-Paul Gaultier.

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  10. hautechild

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    Vaguely in order...

    Gareth Pugh
    AF Vandevorst
    Haider Ackermann
    Alexander McQueen
    Lanvin
    Hermes
    Theysken's Theory


    Honorable mentions:
    Ann Demeulmeester
    Rick Owens
    Erdem
     
  11. Label Basher

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    In no order -

    McQueen
    Lanvin
    Miu Miu
    Erdem
    Chanel
    YSL
    Givenchy
    Prada
    Gianfranco Ferre
    Marc by Marc Jacobs

    Overall this season has been a major let down. London was fantastic but New York was a snooze and Milan and Paris were only so-so.
     
  12. laritza

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    thumbs up
     
  13. Master Wood

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    I was looking forward to this thread.

    Overall throughly disappointed this season. Fashion is in a total rut at the moment. Galliano is over, Pugh is doing video presentations and Mcqueen... so very very sad. Guesquiere and Jacobs have done little to excite me for seasons, and I wasn't even that wowed by Lagerfeld. New York and Milan were terribly week. Paris was all over the place, and London was far to short.

    NYFW
    Alexander Wang

    LFW
    Matthew Williamson
    Burberry Prorsum
    Giles
    Clements Ribeiro

    MFW
    Prada

    PFW
    Chanel
    Gareth Pugh

    But really quite lack-lustre this season.
     
  14. before

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    This whole season I've been waiting for a collection to catch me off guard, in a good way through prints, texture, cuts, wearability, irony, or just simply beauty. But it didn't happen, although some of these collections came close:

    AF VANDEVORST After last season, I knew that they knew how to use the color red and this season chain mail...so incredible, luxurious, and...I don't think I've ever described AF like this but...sexy.
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    Proenza Schouler All the hype, all the time. But I think they deserve it, at least for this collection.
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    Comme des Garcons I have to go back and look at each and every outfit more than once, something I haven't done with CdG in a while.
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    Mary Katrantzou The lamp dresses! Even with the humor, there were alot of pieces that were utterly wearable.

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    Gareth Pugh I've never tried to like him, he's just rubbed me the wrong way. Finally, he's made something that is interesting yet wearable.
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    Honorable mentions: Haider, Rodarte, Rick Owens, Erdem, Theory, Yohji, Francesco Scognamiglio, Marc Jacobs.

    Disappointments: Givenchy, Gianfranco Ferre, Miu Miu, N*21 Dell'acqua.

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    NYFW
    Theory
    Rodarte

    LONDON
    Basso & Brooke
    Erdem
    Mary Katrantzou

    MILAN
    Prada


    PARIS
    Lanvin
    Givenchy
    McQueen
    Haider Ackermann
     
  16. SnejanaIsMyMuse

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    New York-Marc Jacobs (certain pieces)
    Narciso Rodriguez

    Paris-Yohji Yamamoto

    Milan-Alberta Ferretti
     
  17. chloehandbags

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    Marc Jacobs,
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    Alexander McQueen,
    Fendi,
    Lanvin,
    Hermes.


    There may have been others, but they're the ones that readily spring to mind and with most of the others, I think I mainly enjoyed elements, rather than the collection as a whole.

    If the materials and colours had been a bit better, YSL would have probably been up there, as well.
     
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    haider ackerman, todd lynn, rick owens, theory, and gareth pugh
     
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    Altuzarra, Ann Demeulemeester, Hussein Chalayan, Jil Sander, Nicolas Andreas Taralis, Proenza Schouler Rick Owens, Yigal Azrouël and Yohji Yamamoto
    maybe Acne and RAD by Rad Hourani as well..
     
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  20. mikeijames

    mikeijames no tom ford, no thanks.

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    this is how you can tell it's a good season. there exist so many collections to love for really so many different reasons. i have my personal favorites -- michael kors and emporio armani -- because i already have purchases in mind. but from a fashion junkie perspective, there is just so much. at the top, of course, there's haider ackermann. he continues to operate in a league almost of his own.

    then, we have houses like alexander mcqueen, dolce and gabbana, chanel, and hermes that one just has to applaud because of the "instant classic" nature of them. and then you have some great "outsider" collections like balmain, balenciaga, miu miu, and burberry that gave us great one-offs that really have so little to do with the moment, but relevant because of who they are. and then, on a completely different tip, you have those designers whose collections didn't rise to the absolute top but who's accessories certainly did like fendi, dior, ysl, vuitton.

    now, with that out of the way, my fashion for fashion's sake favorites of the season:

    1. proenza schouler for the return of the ladylike and the introduction of neon.

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    2. prabal garung for that svelte silhouette and that juicy palette

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    3. christopher kane for unexpected lace and gorgeous prints

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    4. jonathan saunders for his continued use of color and beautiful separates

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    5. jil sander for a new definition of minimalism and the sharpest suiting all season

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    6. prada for giving us something playful, enigmatic, and bold at once.

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    7. celine for tossing us the unexpected but maintaining the spirit of austerity.

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    8. lanvin for showing that one can be zipped up and let it all hang out....gorgeously.

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