Elie Saab Fall Winter 2011
My heart suffered a beautiful death while viewing Elie Saab (also known as the faultless epitome of Parisian chic). The peplum-heavy Fall/Winter 2011 collection featured updated Belle du Jour showpieces, enough red-carpet variety to singularly satisfy E!’s Fashion Police, and a colour palette I would emphatically live in (aubergine dresses that could trigger a panic attack). Paying special attention to the deep plum delights, it is clear that these are the gowns of our generation. See the top five looks below! View Post

Louis Vuitton Fall Winter 2011
Sex sells, and Louis Vuitton just reminded us. With a Fall/Winter collection full of voluptuous silhouettes, handcuffs (attaching eighteen-carat gold handbags to model’s wrists), and high waisted lingerie boy shorts – it was clear that “fashion” and “fetish” are interchangable for Marc Jacobs. With such straightforward sexuality leaking out of the set’s elevators, the garments remained committed to Vuitton sophistication – it’s obviously time we stopped wearing pants, ladies. The show also featured the best casting of the season – Kate Moss (who closed the show, smoking), Raquel Zimmerman, Naomi Campbell, Amber Valletta and more. See the top five looks below! View Post

Chanel Fall Winter 2011
This has got to be the most excessive-cum-expensive show of Fall/Winter 2011. Though a gargantuan Swedish iceberg was imported for his show this time last year, Karl Lagerfeld decided to volcano-ize his 525-foot runway in the Grand Palais with charcoal, black sand/stone, and smoke. An alternative take on his ‘couture jeggings’ did not stop the show from looking like the remains magnificent, post-apocalyptic, vogueing crater, though the inspiration was largely medieval. To me, the models strutted the audacious side of Chanel as rising phoenixes: roughed up androgyny, beads, quilts, exaggerated pockets, tweed and tailored grunge. See the top five looks below! View Post

Alexander McQueen Fall Winter 2011
Not to worry, the house of Alexander McQueen is safe. Though the fashion world will continue to mourn the pionerring designer’s death for years to come, his torch is invariably carried through the designs of Sarah Burton – I don’t know any other designer that could have stepped in and kept Lee Alexander’s heritage in tact. For Fall/Winter 2011, she went as far as to cover a gown’s bodice with broken china, introduce sublime black harnesses and pull other entrancingly vindictive designs from McQueen DNA. With such a bevy of breathtaking garments, any truth in the rumours concerning Burton as Kate Middleton‘s royal wedding dress designer call for fashion hysteria. See the top five looks from the collection below! View Post

John Galliano Fall Winter 2011
Welcome to what will doubtlessly become the most commemorated presentation of the the decade. It could also be the last of one of the most talented fashion designers today. Shown in a salon on Avenue Foch, John Galliano presented twenty looks brimming with imaginative intimacy. While there is an enigmatic transparency to the Star of David on one of the model’s arms, and a soundtrack that featured Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” (‘We could have had it all‘) and Coldplay’s “Viva La Vida” (‘I used to rule the world‘), it is incontestable that every piece was worthy of a retrospective. See the top five looks below. View Post