balmain – yes it’s massively expensive, but look at it, it’s beautiful. the attention to detail in this collection is genuinely insane, especially on the jacket in the last photo.
christian dior – dior knows how to make a lovely dress and i think i’d happily take home all four of these in a heartbeat. if only i had somewhere fancy to go…
dolce and gabbana – brocade, velvet, lace. three of my favourite things to this D&G show was near perfection in my eyes.
dries van noten – who doesn’t love a good fur collar? nobody, that’s who. i see scarf prints will still be in next year and i totally agree with it.
gareth pugh – he always appeals my former industrial goth loving self with his structured leathers and all black outfits. even now i think i’d wear that first leather jacket to death.
gucci – oh, gucci, i think you’ve been my favourite so far. every single outfit was beautiful and it’s quite rare i think that about a collection. the dresses in the 2nd and 4th photo’s are gorgeous, utterly wonderful.
jil sander – as everyone else went reasonably dark, jil sander went for a collection that looked more at home on a spring/summer catwalk. lovely tailoring and a giant red coat, i want it.
prada – yes! 70’s inpiration, brogues, suits, patterns that belong on the carpet of that hotel in the shining. there is not a single thing wrong in this entire collection. 10 points to you miuccia.
versace – similar to gucci and D&G for the overall goth influnce. masses of velvet, studs and crosses. i have no complaints.
collections that left me feeling a bit ‘bleugh’: balenciaga – usually i am a rather big fan as their accessories are always lovely, but their latest collection was a bit, well, uninspiring. i didn’t get the big sleeves, it’s not flattering at all, it just makes you look like you’ve got fat arms. armani – the only word i can summon was ‘ok’. it wasn’t awful, it didn’t blow my tiny little mind either. roland mouret – some pretty patterns but overall nothing remotely exciting.
i will be doing a part two to this including: moschino, isabel marant, mary karantzou, chloe, nina ricci, lanvin, viktor & rolf, sonia rykiel, vivienne westwood, givenchy, hermes, valentino, chanel, stella mccartney and alexander mcqueen. on second thoughts, that may have to be parts two and three as i didn’t realise how many designers hadn’t shown yet. how exciting! well, for me seeing the photos that is. hope you enjoyed the above set!