First off, I just got home last night from a whirlwind nine days in LA that encompassed more experiences and meeting more people than I could have ever dreamed of. I attended Elton John’s Oscar party (pre, during, and after-parties) so I’ll put pics up from that as soon as I get them from my friend who took them (who is currently back in the UK and being hard to get a hold of haha).
In the meantime though- Let’s roll right into the Fall Fashion Shows that have been going on while I was off in La-La-Land.
Right off the bat- I looked at several designers and I saw some very… well… plain looks. Lots of very futuristic hoods and TONS of black and white. I know it’s Fall, and when done the right way I don’t get mad. But this is 2011 and not 2046- I’m not ready to start seeing the “pod-suit” look just yet (yes, even if they are jazzed up in primary colors like plain red, yellow and blue).
On the flip end of the spectrum, I also saw quite a few looks that seemed to evoke a slightly prairie girl/Amish feel. Also not a fan, but at least they are trying different things. If I had to pick, I’d pick the Prairie girl over the pod-people any day. For example, Rodarte did the best job translating the trend I saw;
So here are some of my favorites (part 1 that is… there were just too many)
TRENDS CHEAT SHEET:
Never one to disappoint- Carolina certainly put out a strong collection this season and was one of my hands-down favorites.
Another one of my favorites this season- I love that (sorry PETA) fur is coming back in all the right ways. Also, I’m really digging the pops of ultraviolet purple that are coming through in several of the collections.
Hervé Léger by Max Azria
This was the first time I really have taken a look at Hervé Léger and I have to say, owned by Max Azria or no- I loved it! Some really innovative designs that were pulled together flawlessly.
Words cannot even begin to describe how great I found this collection; fur, metallics, amazing party dresses. Yes, yes, yes!
These two are evolving beautifully in their fashion careers, and it’s been really fun to watch them grow and develop. Their prints this collection were like wearable art- especially on their gowns. Great work definitely.
Rick Owens (Bear with me on this one)
Okay so, prepare to broaden your fashion horizons just a bit and embrace Rick Owens. EXTREME futurism, but if you are able to look at the individual pieces versus the overall look, there is genius here without a doubt.
Another first timer for me and wow- I will definitely be adding the lovely Ms. Bui to my watch list from now on.
There is where the miscellaneous leftover “likes” go. We have Barbara Tfank as the first two looks, followed by Dries Van Noten (not crazy about the whole collection, but I liked the emerald and black paired with this skirt.), then Alexander Wang with the perfect example of the sheer trend. And finally a lovely look by Balenciaga!