Emilio Pucci Fall 2011

I really enjoyed the change of direction from this Emilio Pucci Fall 2011 collection.

The sexy flowing dresses and kaftans were replaced by uber sexy fitted dresses.

Peter Dundas went from concentrating on legs via thigh-high splits and minis to focusing on the bust as breasts heaved over tight corseted tops.

Either way Blake Lively will be happy.

The presentation gave us rock n’ roll elegance with the sexy twist.

We saw bold prints and baroque embellishments on form-fitting bodices and dresses.

Chic daywear included velvet riding coats with leg of mutton sleeves, tailored riding pants, puff-sleeve jackets, jacquard jackets, A-line skirts and feminine lace blouses.

I loved the inclusion of several classic signature Pucci prints.

The finale included some of the sexiest looks I have seen all fashion week.

Green goddess dresses with embellished asymmetrical sleeves and the final look had a sexy bejeweled bodice which I would love to see on Angelina Jolie.

Key accessories included Tyrol hats, heeled hiking boots, leather clutches, suede shoulder bags and signature sexy sandals.

I loved the messy plaits which I’ve dubbed the ‘Pucci Plait.’ I wonder which starlet will work this style into their red carpet look.

Front Row: Anna Wintour, Poppy Delevigne, Eugénie Niarchos, Anna Dello Russo, John Taylor

Favourites: Green gown with embellished sleeve and black tuxedo jumpsuit with lace back panel

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Blake Lively, Megan Fox, Fergie, Kylie Mingoue, Rihanna, Beau Garrett, Angelina Jolie, Jada Pinkett-Smith and Zoe Saldana


Roberto Cavalli Fall 2011

Roberto Cavalli’s Fall 2011 presentation focused on playing with layers to create a futuristic version of the Cavalli woman who looked like she was out to fight an apocalyptic war.

The tough Cavalli warrior woman wears metallic bodysuits, Fox fur vests worn with long dresses or feather jackets worn over short dresses, laser-cut leather jackets, feathered necklaces, long skinny pants covered in metallic embroidery in shades of gold, silver copper and iron, layered with mousseline dresses.

Maxi skirts, school-boy waistcoats made super-feminine by nipped waists and cuts, layered over chiffon dresses and chiffon blouses which are also paired with masculine blazers.

Cavalli’s beloved animal prints were used in this collection but in a dark and moody fashion with tribal accents.
Rich textures including python, velvet, and fur were presented alongside lighter more feminine fabrics like chiffon floaty maxi dresses accented with feathers.

If you are worried that no red carpet gowns were presented, don’t be because Cavalli usually creates a special red carpet Couture collection which we will no doubt see during Cannes and Venice Film Festivals.

Front Row: Kelly Rowland, Anna Wintour, Anna Piaggi and Anna Dello Russo

Favourites: Black velvet blazer paired with maroon ombre animal print dress and copper metallic top paired with animal print pants

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Shakira, Jennifer Lopez and Megan Fox

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Jil Sander Fall 2011

The Jil Sander Fall 2011 collection felt sportier in comparison to Spring.

Raf Simons still played with bright colours and most looks had volume; skirts, coats and dresses.

But it wasn’t all about volume. This ski wear inspired collection presented us with a lot of body-conscious looks.

We saw a lot of black in this collection, but it served to enable the bold red, royal blue, yellow and green looks pop on the well lit venue.

I also loved the winter floral pieces which really stood out.

Some of my favourite pieces from this collection included the cocoon pieces with the arms lined up perfectly with the pockets.

The models were styled with conical hair, red lips and blue eyeshadow.

Minimalist went maxi on this occasion. The normally poker faced fashion crowd couldn’t help but raise a smile during this presentation.

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The key accessories were two-tone clutches, totes and wedges.

Front Row: Anna Wintour

Favourites: Teal cocoon dress and mustard 3/4 length sleeve dress

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Tilda Swinton


Emporio Armani Fall 2011

The Emporio Armani Fall 2011 collection featured all black looks with pops of colour coming from two Mongolian lamb fur jackets.

With the inspiration being, ‘The Spy’ Mr Armani presented many textures, shapes, styles and cuts to ensure that there was plenty of variety.

We saw a selection of elegance pieces including classic chic blazers, collarless blazers, jumpsuits, floor length coats, capes draped over shoulders, fitted maxi skirts and pants which had the pockets on the outside.

Mr Armani layered many looks. Silk harem pants which were layered with skirts and fitted dresses were paired with slim pants.

Key accessories included black caps which the ‘Spies’ hid behind. Kitten heels, totes, leather shin-guards paired with flats.

The cutest accessory was a dog one of the models carried which was kitted out in an Armani jacket. The pooch was a natural as he/she seemed unfazed by the bright lights and loud music.

Pops of colour came via the Mongolian lamb fur bags in purple, green and blue.

Front Row: Tina Turner and Ricky Martin

Favourites: Mongolian lamb fur jacket paired with sequined top and tapered pants and asymetrical jumpsuit

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Angelina Jolie, Megan Fox, Emily Blunt, Natalie Imbruglia, Monica Bellucci and Jodie Foster

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Versace Fall 2011

The Versace Fall 2011 woman is strong and sexy – as always.

The military inspired collection included tailored coats, fitted dresses with swirls and snakes set into dresses, coats with furry sleeves, feathered dresses, leather jackets paired with flared leather skirts and the finale gowns had trains decorated with feathers.

The key accessories included open-toe lace up boots and leather totes.

Front Row: Poppy Delevigne and M.I.A.

Favourites: Haltered beaded gown with feathered train which I see as an Oscar worthy gown and yellow feathered mini dress

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Blake Lively, January Jones, Angelina Jolie, Kate Beckinsale, Ciara, Elizabeth Hurley, Michelle Yeoh, Charlize Theron, Cheryl Cole and Tinsley Mortimer

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