Project Runway Olivier Green

Olivier Green

One the most interesting shows of the season is Project Runway‘s Lincoln Center extravaganza. Since the show ends with the final three contestants battling it out at New York Fashion Week, yet the show is released roughly two months after filming, all nine remaining designers showed their final Spring/Summer 2012 collections yesterday morning.

Since we don’t know who will win until the final episodes roll around this November, I’m going to hazard a guess based purely on talent. I think Olivier Green will take the cake – his craftmanship is unreal. Apart from that, I really enjoyed the collections of Anthony Ryan Auld and Viktor Luna, but picked my favourite design from every collection for the gallery below. Enjoy! View Post

Bottega Veneta Fall Winter 2011
A titaanic amount from Tomas Maier‘s Fall/Winter 2011 collection for Bottega Veneta looked ready to be thrown in the closet of Anna Wintour. The Veneta woman of our next season is poised and patrician from soul to threads. The textures were breathtaking – made with the kind of craftmanship you have to see up close to believe, and forcing you to wonder ‘…how did Maier think of that?’. Bottega should truly be awarded for it’s experimental demeanor; no matter what risks are taken, every piece would still be ‘becoming’ for a Kate Middleton type. See the top five looks below! View Post

Dennis Basso Fall Winter 2011
Dennis Basso has naught to prove as a furrier, yet he still – undeniably – pulls out all of the broadtail, fox, alligator, chinchilla, kidassia and lynx he can get his talented hands on. New Fashion Week staple attendee Johnny Weir described it faultlessly as a “furgasm“; even chiffon pieces were constructed to resemble fur. The PETA-unfriendly craftmanship and texture work was impeccable. See the top five looks below! View Post

Alexander McQueen PFW Runway Alana Zimmer
To quip it, the Alexander McQueen show was solid gold. Sarah Burton‘s first show for Alexander McQueen was as touching and eerie as the late designer could have produced. There was a reassuring familiarty with her designs that was surreal to say the least. With grandiose, hand-crafted pieces to stun the masses, it was also quite clear you were seeing ‘McQueen’ through a woman’s eyes – the vision was respected and forward strides were made. Brilliant craftmanship and a riveting display. View Post