now this list is by NO MEANS complete; you'll notice i didn't even include Proenza Schouler (we will get to that). these are simply what i thought were the best collections that i saw. there were some insanely amazing pieces in some other collections (that tan cloak/coat in the Wang show, and did anyone take a peak at the Tommy collection? when did Tommy get so cool??). *sidenote* i will admit i was a little disappointed by Alex Wang, Boy by Band of Outsiders, Charlotte Ronson and Karen Walker... i just felt like i needed to put that out there seen as they are usually in my top 10. and some that i list here are NOT usually in my top anything so way-to-go fashion week for totally surprising me!
HI knits, HI! awesome knits in this show. and just generally all together well put together. totally digging that tulip-y/petal-y skirt. kind of reminiscent of Wang's Spring collection when i liked almost everything he showed (like i said, disappointed)!
totally digging that middle look. i feel like all these collections are trying to enforce in me that LONG SKIRTS ARE COOL. GAH it's just so hard to pull off! not sure if i'm ready yet... also adore the proportions of the grey sweater on the right - i usually am not into that whole metallic painting on knits but it's so subtle being just on the cables that it works here!
something about the styling is a little too intense for me... i think it might be the hats. but the colours and individual pieces are really quite amazing. the whole collection is so friggen wearable! don't get me wrong, i love the outlandish, but i was really drawn to a lot of straightforward wearable collections this season. the coats here are amazing! they would go with everything, especially that white/grey one in the centre - just picture it with some like super bold coloured dress?? or even some insane floral print?? yes please.
that first coat is super intense but in a really badass dramatic way. check! and like i've stated before, i'm a sucker for plaid. sooo that skirt is like... well honestly it's taking me back to my private school days so not sure if i could actually wear it, but... amazing.
amazing incredible wood-grain-type-printed jersey!! and paired with that sherling coat?? can i have that??
clearly i'm a knitwear snob but actually... that sweater on the far left is so phenom i want to cry.
again, just an all-round amazing collection. and i adore the way it's pulled together so casually with those wicked, amazing cream booties.
so i watched the simulcast of the show and i was all "ehhh... i dunno. i like it more than last season but not really into it." i gave it a second look and immediately i got it! the top ones are some of my favourites but frankly that was hard to decide. i adore the 70s-ish silhouettes and details (the collars? that 3 piece suit? kind of makes me want to be a business woman and not many things make me wish something so ghastly). i also am pretty much in love with those yellows and creams he's using here... that dress on the far left is sooo pretty! and don't get me started on the dress on the far right. incredible flower-child silhouette in this insanely beautiful brocade-type fabric that at a distance looks like a field of daisies and WHOLLY WOW GORGENIOUS pewter sequins or some shit just friggen freaking out at the bottom of her dress and like mad swarming upwards like those crazy red ants on those insane Nina Ricci shoes Olivier Theyskens did before he left and was all like, "up yours i'm amazing, and you'll never find a designer like me!" last season.
amazing, amazing, amazing. but only ONE thing... that skirt length looks amazing on these 7 ft tall, gargantuan beauties but for the rest of us peasant-folk? not so sure.
lace, lace, amazing lace!! the dress on the right reminds me of my mom's wedding dress which goes to show that Marc was carrying the 70s look into Marc by Marc too.
usually i'm really bored by Marc by Marc (lately, i mean. i used to die for Marc). but this collection was a total nod to what i used to love about his clothing. those colours are scrumptious and i would wear every piece here. the first look is so effortlessly cool and just down-right straightforward sportswear glory. and don't get me started on that red-piped camel coat. perfection.
not usually someone i follow really at all, but this collection has changed my mind! all that slick, rich brown leather, tailored to perfection! again, a 70s vibe which everyone knows i die for. that first dress with the long sleeve top underneath and those over-the knee socks. very Ali Macgraw circa Love Story.
just some more amazing-ness. no big deal. those pants second to left would be my second skin if i owned them.
never ceases to amaze me! that coat on the far left?! incredible! i would wear it super casual with dark high-rise jeans and a pair of bright-coloured brogues. that green ensemble is perfection (is that top suede?!).
i love that she's chosen the simply disregard that border between "Spring and Fall colours" (in my opinion, there is no such line!!).
not a popular fave, but i am so in love with Chris Benz. he completely has his own style and his sense of colour is incredible, in my opinion. i also love that he sort of disregards all of the fads going on at the moment and just does his own thing! sometimes it doesn't quite work but you've got to give him props for just not giving a shit! okay so now i have to make an announcement. *ehem*.... of all collections i have seen this Fashion Week, though this is not my favourite, it most certainly contains my 2 fave pieces. 1. the coats on the far left. 2. the coats on the far right. i don't know what it is about them, but they just completely do it for me.
more Chris Benz lovelies! love the contrast of the navy, satin cropped jacked and the liquid metal skirt!
more to come with a separate post devoted to the majesty that is Proenza Schouler, and London Fashion Week!! (which i haven't even looked at... *ehem*)
**SIDENOTE! what the hell is with this weather?!
**SIDENOTE! what the hell is with this weather?!