collection: autumn/winter 2012/13 review part I

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!

let me know who your favourites are so far!