Just a few looks from each.
Iekeliene Stange. Grey and a plummy/magenta colour, lovely.
Leather thigh-highs, dotty dress, and 80s rock glasses. Love.
Natasha Poly. Shine and rock and glam.
Suede, floppy, drop-waisted, English luxe.
Lily Donaldson. Grey and black, more neutrals…
Looks so rich. Navy. Has a sheen to it.
Sara Blomqvist. Love the fur & hat.
Swishy skirt, sheer shirt, super shoes. Ah ha ha ha…
Why yes, I have been up too long, thanks for asking…
Sharp aesthetics, classic cuts, swingy capes, deep neutrals. Mmm.
Twins, hats, gloves…
Jaw-dropping, stunningly gorgeous, choose your adjectives…
Fierce, my friends, fierce.
OooOOOooOhhh! Haha, sorry. Added to my favourite looks list from Milan… Love the two-toned/blocked dress and that CAPE. And the beret. And the little smirk – but not quite – playing around Natalia Belova‘s lips.
This look says it all: Capes (and vampire-pale) are back.
While most designers went for wild-80s-disco themed, Miuccia Prada opted for outdoorsy and 40s.
Karlie Kloss. Such a dark look – or atmosphere in general. Love that bag, and the simple shape of the dress.
This coat is almost the embodiment of fall trends: subdued hues (but not monochromatic, which I view as almost the easy way out – but that’s just my opinion. Whatever’s in style is what works for you. As long as it’s cute.) :P, a rich/luxe/vintage feel, architectural shapes, strong shoulders and neckline/collar.
I’m sorry, WHAT? PRADA?
OK I’ll try to be objective, I guess. But… waders? Sorry, I think this look makes her look fat. Not sure how that works, since she probably weighs about as much as one of my legs. (Well, not quite… but you get my point.)
Sorry. Can’t take this anymore. Moving on to Alessandro Dell’Acqua..
Fur, one-shoulder, sheer, neutral, strappy platform shoe.
Sort of tribal-looking fur coat… and interesting semi-transparent shoe.
Again, a sort of tribal/native feel, with the nature-y colours and fabrics.
Constance Jablonski. Really love the structuredness of this one, for some reason.
Interesting blend in this look, sort of rocker-goth-feminine(sheer top)-tribal. Like it.
PRINGLE OF SCOTLAND
Amongst the slightly (or more than slightly) confused, disarrayed feel of the show, there was a smattering of signature chunky knits and whatnot.
A… thing. It’s got fur? feathers? and knit? But I like it. Big collar too. Or scarf.
Big knit dress embellished with fur running up and down the sleeves? Yes, please! And nice little bootie.
Simple Knits with Karmen Pedaru.
All greys, but different hues… Love the structured skirt and high-necked top… the fur on the shoulders & running down the middle looks a bit wonky, though. But hey.
I feel the need to post this, from Style.com:
“A question mark lingered over Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi’s second Gianfranco Ferré show. The label’s parent company, IT Holding SpA, declared bankruptcy earlier this week, and it’s not entirely certain that this collection will actually go into production. That’s a shame, because the designers have demonstrated not only an appreciation for Ferré’s legacy, but also an ability to finesse the trends. They evoked the late “architect of fashion” with a white off-the-shoulder blouse with a very prominent bow, but mostly focused on today’s currents, channeling the eighties by way of Queen Elizabeth I. “It is a very positive association for us,” said Rimondi of this season’s most popular decade to reference. “It’s when we were young.” As for the ruffs? Simple: “We loved the Cate Blanchett movie.”
They opened with a pagoda-shouldered coat with seams lined in tiny, burnished gold studs and a stand-up Elizabethan collar. A peak-shouldered jacket, jumpsuit, and dress, all in black, intermingled with the pagodas—but it wasn’t just a silhouette story they were telling. Aquilano and Rimondi have an eye for texture. A pair of jackets combined bouclé, cashmere, and alpaca for a genius moiré effect. Sometimes things did get clunky. Tape and paillette embroidery weighed down one lean skirt, and a few bubble dresses nearly suffocated the willowy models. But an evening dress in bottle-green velvet, crepe marocain, and duchesse satin was as chic as anything that’s come down the runway this season. Whatever happens to the house of Ferré, these two have a long future ahead of them.”
Yulia Kharlaponova. Very dark look. Love. The. Drama.
Aaaaaaaaaahhhhh (that’s a groan of FASHION JOY)
Love the black ruffles & sheerness (which offsets the feminity and potential stuffiness of this look). Interesting hair as well.
Sophie Srej. Bow, volume, platform, shapes, B&W.
Katy Fogarty. Structure again, grey again. gorgeous again.
Alana Kuznetsova. It’s a deep, rich black, full of texture and life; the ruffles, folds, layers, and huge shaped collar… uuunnnnggghhh. I think I’m in love. 🙂
So there you go. Sorry about the brevity, I’ll (hopefully) get around to posting more… but hey, it’s up here now.
Look du jour, some mode de la rue (street style):
Photo via JAK&JIL. Anna Della Russo in Milan, sporting the latest and greatest D&G.
taryn davidson. rag&bone shoes.