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Haider Ackermann: Great show, definitely in my top few contenders. Here are my two favorite looks from the show, but definitely check the show out. I loved the richness of the fabric in both color and texture, the shine, the collars and deep Vs, the over-ruched wide gloves, and the contrast the belts brought (big, black, and urban – harsh against the softer feel of the rest of the outfit). (Video on Style.com)

Haider Ackermann Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Sigrid Agren.

Haider Ackermann Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Kasia Struss.

They’re similar, but I love the folds and the colors… just sublime.

~ r

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Just a quick one here of YSL. Fashion blasphemy though it may be, YSL is sometimes hit-or-miss, piece-by-piece for me. This was one of those shows, although they did have a few pieces which I really liked.

Yves Saint Laurent Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Kasia Struss. I love, love, love this silhouette. I’ve designed many looks with it myself – the long, narrow, deep-V coat and a kicky short skirt sticking out. So nice.

Yves Saint Laurent Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Sigrid Agren. Same idea, though this one strikes me as a little more severe. Not necessarily a bad thing.

Yves Saint Laurent Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Karmen Pedaru. It doesn’t look it in the photo, but watch the clip and you’ll see, this suit has nice motion to it, which I love.

Yves Saint Laurent Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Ella Kandyba. Some – most – of YSL’s white pieces towards the end were rather disappointing to me. I thought they felt too early 1900s-nightgown-y and grandmotherly. This one does a nice job of keeping its freshness despite the puffy sleeves.

Yves Saint Laurent Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
And, of course, I have to include Freja Beha Erichsen in the giant polar bear-esque coat. Though coat seems to be an understatement with this beast.  🙂

~r

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Collette Dinnigan. I liked it overall, although a few of the pieces were a little severe or awkwardly cut (I thought).

Collette Dinnigan Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Alicia Kuczman

Collette Dinnigan Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
AJ Strutman. I like the cut of the neck and the silhouette of this look, but not really the tier effect on the skirt.

Collette Dinnigan Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Emilia Nawarecka. This look I primarily like because of the silhouette, very late 1800s or Victorian (with a slimmer skirt, of course!).

Collette Dinnigan Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Kelli Lumi. Interesting.

Collette Dinnigan Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
AJ Strutman. I like the fur, but I”m not a huge fan of the silvery stripes over grey. Basic grey, I think, would’ve complemented a rich texture (fur) very well.

Collette Dinnigan Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Alicia Kuczman.

Collette Dinnigan Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Emilia Nawarecka.

I’d have liked to see a little more color, even if only a little nude or pale pink here or there, interspersed with the black lace… it was a lot of black. There were a few pieces of blue and with oversized polka dots, but none of those really caught my eye, so I didn’t include them in my little round-up. Weird coincidence that the looks I liked were worn by a couple of the same models.  😛

~ r

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Lanvin. I quite liked it; one of my favorite shows so far.

Lanvin Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Liu Wen

Lanvin Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Milou van Groesen. I didn’t post this one so much for the dress, which I think would look better without the belt, but because Milou looks so awesome here. I hope to see her go places.

Lanvin Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Melissa Tammerjin. Not a fan of the hip handles on the skirt, but I like the blouse.

Lanvin Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Jacquelyn Jablonski. Love the cut of this one, and even the color – which could come dangerously close to being a gross mustardy-mold color, is nice.

Lanvin Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Codie Young.

Lanvin Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Frida Gustavsson.

Lanvin Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Alla Kostromichova. I love how the top of the neck is rounded, as are the shoulders.

As always, check out the rest.

~ r

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Just a few looks from Prada

Prada Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Fei Fei Sun. I love how rich and luxe this look is, from the fur to the deep chocolately brown of the coat – almost reddish – and the desert beige boot. Mmm.

Prada Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Prada Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Daphe Groeneveld.

Prada Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Prada Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Siri Tollerad.

Not okay:
Prada Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Anabela Belikova. This is an explosion of eurghh. And shiny at that.

Slightly better for some reason – nope, I take that back. Still bizarre and ugly:
Prada Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Sigrid Agren.

So other than the bizarre plaids and stripes (which I didn’t even bother including in here because I consider it practically unwearable) and the aforementioned unforgivable sparkles, it was nice. As always, I encourage you to take at look at the rest of the collection yourself.

~ r

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Fendi, one of my perennial favorites. I thought of Europe, of Jane Austen, and of Van Gogh – don’t ask me why. The palette was subdued but rich, definitely saturated. What I didn’t like was how a lot of the looks weren’t very streamlined: bulky coats paired with a wider straight leg, worn with a lower heel; or a long skirt and a fairly boxy top. Worn separately, they’d be fine, nice and simple, but I didn’t always like the overall effect when worn together.
Just a few looks here –

Fendi Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Kasia Struss. I like the interesting jacket – the textures, cut and colors are all just unique when combined like this.

Fendi Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Arizona Muse. Not a fan of the skirt, but I love the fur.

Fendi Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Britt Maren. A simpler look, and I like it.

Fendi Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Abbey Lee Kershaw.

The shoes – I like the idea – the shape and color – but I’d have made the heel just a hair thinner and a pinch taller.

Fendi Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Fendi Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
This one… again, I’d have made the heel a bit taller, and maybe not orange.. but then, it’s unique and kind of appealing in its own funky way.

Fendi Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Hate this one. Not sorry to say it. Chunky and unattractive.

Fendi Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
This one I’d keep as is, height and all.

Righto. I need sleep. Check out the rest of the collection, it’s pretty good (coming from me).

~ r

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Just a quick look at Gucci. Very 70s-inspired, which I like, though a few proportions have been played with, which is fine. Lots of eye-poppingly bright colors mixed in with more traditional neutral hues, furs and such.

Gucci Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Tayane Leao Melo

Gucci Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Jacquelyn Jablonski

Gucci Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Charlotte di Calypso

Gucci Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Natasha Poly. I like the top half of this like; the bottom’s too bulky for my liking. The big cape should be paired with a streamlined pant, maybe a flare for the full 70s effect or a slim straight leg.

Gucci Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Gucci Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Gucci Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Again, I like to top half, but the bottom, not so much.

Gucci is always hit-or-miss for me; I’d say this was a hit, though that might just be my love of anything older than 1985  🙂

~ r

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