Missoni Fall Winter 2011
Inspired by fairytale creatures, Missoni delivered some necessarily exigent pieces for Fall/Winter 2011. The designs were mortally tenebrous, some would say over-styled, and – to myself – had the core of a sartorial notepad. Most go to Missoni for the chunky knits – now in braided and degradé versions – which appeared to be right at home in a sea of pastels. Angela Missoni can segue seamlessly between the heritage and the new*. View Post

Dolce Gabbana Fall Winter 2011
Warning: another Eighties erruption at Dolce & Gabbana, and it was a star-studded affair. Literally. Like last season, show attendees were greeted with giant screens broadcasting via the backstage commotion, with barely-there peaks at the collection of ingénue actuality. There was a certain ‘he wore/she wore’ air – whether present on an androgynous beauty in menswear or the angled haute-ies in their epicine best. Lush, mega-monopolizing garments in any light. See the top five looks below! View Post

Moschino Cheap and Chic Fall Winter 2011
It is clear-cut: Moschino Cheap & Chic designer Rossella Jardini deposits her most whimsical talents at their brainstation. It is so restorative to see a collection like this among a slew of unfathomable black. Inspired by the world’s fashion capitals – New York, London, Milan, and Paris – there were tasteful translations seen in the colours of the cities, figurative landmark prints, and tartan that didn’t make me want to vomit. The styling was attenuate, and secured Jardini’s star among the brightest. See the top five looks below! View Post

Roberto Cavalli Fall Winter 2011
Returning to his early days of chiffon in various types of animal print, Roberto Cavalli introduced a leopard-printed, tiger-spotted, zebra-striped war woman for Fall/Winter 2011. Since my everyday dress is a constant ode to heroine-wear (aka Wonderwoman obsession), I worship that Cavalli has created a neoteric, wearable armour and then draped it in metal necklaces. So much stood out to me from this man conquering collection – see the top five looks below. 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