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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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MaxMara: elegant, usually minimalistic coats of all varieties, all superb. Keeping with tradition of luxe wonderfulness.

MaxMara Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Valerjia Kelava.

MaxMara Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Magdalena Frackowiak.

MaxMara Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Mirte Maas.

MaxMara Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Jacquelyn Jablonski.

MaxMara Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Karlie Kloss.

MaxMara Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Anabela Belikova.

MaxMara Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Dree Hemingway. I like the gloves on this look especially.

MaxMara Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Magdalena Frackowiak.

MaxMara Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Jac.

~ r

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Salvatore Ferragamo: perfection. Eat it up, enjoy. 40s, menswear, Mexico Eastwood-style (hats and fringed ponchos), luxe fall wear – blacks, greys, cognacs, camels, khakis – knits, belts, capes, scarves, plaids, knee-high boots… perfection. Absolute heaven. Definitely on par with Fendi in terms of my favorite collection thus far.

Salvatore Ferragamo Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Jac.

Salvatore Ferragamo Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Snejana Onopka.

Salvatore Ferragamo Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Karmen Pedaru.

Salvatore Ferragamo Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Jacquelyn Jablonski.

Salvatore Ferragamo Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Keke Lindgard.

Salvatore Ferragamo Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Kasia Struss.

Salvatore Ferragamo Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Marike Le Roux.

Salvatore Ferragamo Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Magdalena Frackowiak.

Salvatore Ferragamo Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Andreea Diaconu. Gorgeous…. *gasp*

Salvatore Ferragamo Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Jac.

Salvatore Ferragamo Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Snejana Onopka.

Salvatore Ferragamo Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Sigrid Agren.

Salvatore Ferragamo Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Edita Vilkeviciute. Gorgeous. Cape + shorts = perfect balance.

Salvatore Ferragamo Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Abbey Lee Kershaw. Stunning.

The shoes: of a lower heel, generally, along with a lower shaft – knee-high now, rather than thigh-high. T-straps, knee-highs, and little suede oxfords.

Salvatore Ferragamo Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear

Salvatore Ferragamo Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear

Salvatore Ferragamo Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear

Salvatore Ferragamo Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear

Salvatore Ferragamo Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear

Salvatore Ferragamo Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear

Salvatore Ferragamo Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear

(Just not a big fan of square toes….)

~ r

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Just a few looks from each.

GUCCI

Gucci Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Iekeliene Stange. Grey and a plummy/magenta colour, lovely.

Gucci Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Leather thigh-highs, dotty dress, and 80s rock glasses. Love.

Gucci Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

More rock.

Gucci Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Natasha Poly. Shine and rock and glam.

BURBERRY

Suede, floppy, drop-waisted, English luxe.

Burberry Prorsum Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Loose b&w.

Burberry Prorsum Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Lily Donaldson. Grey and black, more neutrals…

Burberry Prorsum Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Looks so rich. Navy. Has a sheen to it.

Burberry Prorsum Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Sara Blomqvist. Love the fur & hat.

Burberry Prorsum Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Swishy skirt, sheer shirt, super shoes. Ah ha ha ha…
Why yes, I have been up too long, thanks for asking…

ARMANI

Sharp aesthetics, classic cuts, swingy capes, deep neutrals. Mmm.

Giorgio Armani Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Twins, hats, gloves…

Giorgio Armani Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Jaw-dropping, stunningly gorgeous, choose your adjectives…

Giorgio Armani Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Fierce, my friends, fierce.

Giorgio Armani Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

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.

Giorgio Armani Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

This look says it all: Capes (and vampire-pale) are back.

PRADA

While most designers went for wild-80s-disco themed, Miuccia Prada opted for outdoorsy and 40s.

Prada Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Fur-trimmed waders?

Prada Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Karlie Kloss. Such a dark look – or atmosphere in general. Love that bag, and the simple shape of the dress.

Prada Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

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.

Prada Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

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.)

Prada Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

O_O wtf?
Sorry. Can’t take this anymore. Moving on to Alessandro Dell’Acqua..

Alessandro Dell'Acqua Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Fur, one-shoulder, sheer, neutral, strappy platform shoe.

Alessandro Dell'Acqua Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Sort of tribal-looking fur coat… and interesting semi-transparent shoe.

Alessandro Dell'Acqua Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Again, a sort of tribal/native feel, with the nature-y colours and fabrics.

Alessandro Dell'Acqua Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Constance Jablonski. Really love the structuredness of this one, for some reason.

Alessandro Dell'Acqua Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

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.

Pringle of Scotland Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

A… thing. It’s got fur? feathers? and knit? But I like it. Big collar too. Or scarf.

Pringle of Scotland Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Big knit dress embellished with fur running up and down the sleeves? Yes, please! And nice little bootie.

Pringle of Scotland Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Simple Knits with Karmen Pedaru.

Pringle of Scotland Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

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.

GIANFRANCO FERRE

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.”

Gianfranco Ferré Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Yulia Kharlaponova. Very dark look. Love. The. Drama.

Gianfranco Ferré Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Shapes! Shoulders!

Gianfranco Ferré Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Aaaaaaaaaahhhhh (that’s a groan of FASHION JOY)

Gianfranco Ferré Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Love the black ruffles & sheerness (which offsets the feminity and potential stuffiness of this look). Interesting hair as well.

Gianfranco Ferré Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

SHOULDER

Gianfranco Ferré Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Sophie Srej. Bow, volume, platform, shapes, B&W.

Gianfranco Ferré Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Katy Fogarty. Structure again, grey again. gorgeous again.

Gianfranco Ferré Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

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.

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taryn davidson. rag&bone shoes.

Ciao!

~ r

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Drama was key; Style.com called it “unapologetically operatic”, and that it was, with its bustiers, lampshade skirts, capes, and tapestry-like dresses.

D&G Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Tapestrial (is that a word?) brocade lampshade skirt and a bow on top. Plus about a billion inches of platform.

D&G Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Tapestry top!

D&G Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Lily Donaldson. Ahhh… tulle, bow, platforms… so perfect.

D&G Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Feminine blouse in black & white…

D&G Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Natasha Poly. Fur capelet, very appropriate for opera-going or -singing… because so many of us do that.

D&G Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Sort of a mix between tablecloth and home-on-the-praraie…

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