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04.10.10

Andrew Gn Spring 2011

Andrew Gn’s Spring 2011 collection was inspired by the late 60s and early 70s after a trip to London’s Portobello Road.

The soft elegant feminine collection had an eyelet theme in cotton, silk georgette and silk crepe in a variety of colours.

This theme was presented in blouses, dresses and tiered maxi skirts.

We also saw many pieces with ivy-leaf cut-out details which appeared on sleeves, pockets and pants.

Against the purple backdrop we saw a white, violet, magenta, black and coral colour palette.

Linen blouses with puff sleeves, linen pants, jackets with guipure pockets, jersey dresses with flared sleeves, trench coats, floral dresses with rosette details and ruffled gowns were presented.

Models all wore deep red lippie with blown out hair.

The main accessory apart from the Louboutin heels were the head wear which ranged from turbans, head-scarfs and floral hats.

Favourites: Magenta ruffled gown and green gown with flutter sleeves and rosette detail

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Angelina Jolie, Rachel McAdams, Michelle Monaghan, Claudia Schiffer and Maggie Gyllenhaal

03.10.10

Akris Spring 2011

The Akris Spring 2011 presentation delivered the clean crisp staples we expect from the Swiss fashion house this morning during Paris Fashion Week.

Albert Kriemler made a shirt the most important piece of this collection.

This shirt was paired with shorts, skinny pants or skirts.

We also saw leather gilets, shirt dresses, wide-leg pants, chic jackets, A-line dresses and billowing skirts with asymmetrical hemlines were presented on a mostly neutral colour palette, but we were also treated to a beautiful selection of floral print silks, sand, khaki, electric blue and denim.

The relaxed looks were so simplistic and elegant. This collection for the woman who wants to look chic and sophisticated without revealing too much of herself.

I was slightly confused by the Walter Steiger wedges.

They had a footbed which pointed downwards which I can imagine would be quite difficult to walk in, but the models did so with ease.

The other key accessory were the bags.

We saw the relaxed cervo called the ‘Ai’ bag which was carried like a clutch, and the ‘Anouk’ was a clutch which also had a long shoulder strap wrapped around the models wrist.

Front Row: Anna Wintour

Favourites:
Floral halter dress and azzuro blue silk jacket paired with white asymmetrical top and and wide legged pants

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Angelina Jolie, Susan Sarandon, Sandra Bullock, Sharon Stone, Julianne Moore and Helen Mirren

03.10.10

Roland Mouret Spring 2011

Roland Mouret’s Spring 2011 collection presented us with soft feminine sensual pieces we have come to expect from the French designer.

We saw beautiful free flowing crepe and silk dresses alongside silk two-tone camisoles, oversized shirts, colour-block kimono pants, cashmere cardigans and pegged pants.

These separates gave the collection a sporty feel to the collection, which contrasted with below the knee dresses.

A lot of these dresses had open backs or keyhole details as the models long ponytails swished down the runway.

If you’re looking for something uber sexy, Mouret gave us some black bandages dresses and sexy backless dungarees which I can imagine will sell out the second they hit Net-A-Porter.com.

I was delighted to see the green and white prints in this collection as we don’t often see prints from Mouret.

I loved the caped shoulders which looked like a parachute as the models took to the runway.

In the show notes, the designer announced that he will be opening a his first store on Carlos Place in Mayfair, London Spring 2011, just in time for his Mr by Roland Mouret menswear launch.

Some models had bold red lips, whilst others went au naturel.

All the model wore Christian Louboutin wooden platform heels.

Front Row: Sting and Trudie Styler

Favourites: Blue caped dress and taupe dress with draped neckline

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Naomi Watts, Kerry Washington, Heidi Klum, Carey Mulligan, Kate Beckinsale, Amanda Seyfried, Diane Kruger, Zoe Saldana, Angie Harmon, Anna Paquin and Olivia Wilde

30.09.10

Zac Posen Spring 2011

Zac Posen’s Spring 2011 collection was presentation this morning in Paris.

The salon at the Hotel Westin was the perfect setting for his collection which was inspired by the Marchesa Casati and the style of the French designer-socialite, Comtesse Jacqueline de Ribes.

When Karlie Kloss opened the show wearing red ombre feathered jacket with beetroot pants I was pleasantly surprised the show started so aggressively.

Zac then moved onto the sexy dresses I was expecting which were sheer, had cut out details and accented with feathers.

The ostrich feather theme continued through-out the collection appearing on gowns, jumpsuits, tweed jackets and sprouting from the hips of skirts and pants.

The red, black and orange colour palette gave the collection a rich, sensual luxurious feel.

Models stormed the runway with their hair in a classic French pleat and rouge lips.

The strappy sandals were by Manolo Blanhink and the chain cuffs were designed by Yaz Bukey.

Model highlight was Coco Rocha who walked for her designer pal. She always lights up the runway.

Front Row: Leigh Lezark and Miss J

Favourites: Red jumpsuit and black sheer cocktail dress with lilac embroidery

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Claire Danes, Megan Fox, Coco Rocha, Devon Aoki, Demi Moore, Kate Beckinsale, Nicole Richie, Zoe Kravitz and Kerry Washington

27.09.10

Roberto Cavalli Spring 2011

Roberto Cavalli’s Spring 2011 chic bohemian collection celebrated the designers 40th year in the business.

To celebrated he had top models walking the runway like Natalia Vodianova, Erin Wasson and Laetitia Casta.

This collection which was inspired by a 1970s hippie girl in Los Angeles, that hung out with rock stars.

What do rock stars love? Fringes. Cavalli added fringes to everything.

We saw them on maxi dresses, jumpsuits, hip-hugging bell-bottoms, maxi skirts, leather jackets and bags.

The colour palette wasn’t as loud as I was expecting as the designer gave us muted grey, lilac and nude with few chocolate looks added to the mix.

Python and animal prints were of course presented with a few looks dazzling with sequin and crystal details.

Many people were expecting a retrospective show, but who knows he may do something like that before the end of the year.

The models looked like hippies with their flat ironed hair and smokey eye make-up.

Key accessories included fringed necklaces and fringed bags.

Roberto Cavalli takes his bow.

Front Row: Taylor Swift, Leona Lewis, Rachel Bilson, Heidi Klum and Elisabetta Canalis

Favourites: The chocolate brown fringed ensemble with pailette covered pants and the sheer embroidered dress

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Megan Fox, Taylor Swift, Heidi Klum and Jennifer Lopez

27.09.10

Salvatore Ferragamo Spring 2011

Salvatore Ferragamo’s Spring 2011 collection was relaxed collection embracing minimalist luxury.

Nothing too dramatic, nor over-the-top nor sparkly. Just relaxed comfortable pieces which wouldn’t be out of place on a safari vacation.

Most of the pieces were loose allowing plenty of movement on the runway.

Despite seeing so much colour in Milan I did love the muted colours which dominated this collection.

Nude, biscuit, caramel and white was presented alongside eggplant, teal, olive, turquoise and one light denim look.

Start hitting the gym now because you’ll need washboard abs for many of the cropped tops.

We also saw maxi dresses, crochet swimsuits, safari jackets, bikinis, pant suits, mini dresses, peasant dresses and evening gowns.

Luxe head-scarves were worn with almost every look.

Other key accessories include leather bags, croc bags, crochet bags, belts, strappy sandals with gold details and sunglasses.

Front Row: Claudia Schiffer, Jada Pinkett-Smith and Carina Lau

Favourites: Lemon pant suit with cropped knit top and eggplant maxi dress

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Angelina Jolie, Megan Fox, Dree Hemingway, Carina Lau, Poppy Delevigne, Claudia Schiffer and Emmy Rossum

27.09.10

Versus Spring 2011

The Versace Theatre had been turned into a playground for the Versus Spring 2011 presentation yesterday evening.

It had rustic swings, a roundabout, a slide, a climbing frame and the usual runway was replaced by grass. Real grass.

The sound of kids playing and laughing was heard in the background as we waited.

A school bell rang to signal the start of the show as the first model walked out.

We were first presented with a variety of tartan dresses. Then floral prints dresses, a mixture of both and stripes.

To close Christopher Kane and Donatella Versace presented colour block dresses.

We saw shorts, cardigans worn on shoulders, pleated skirts, pencil skirts and dresses with sexy cut-out details.

The accessories included satchels, strappy sandals and booties with cut-outs which all the same colourful prints as the dresses.

Favourites: Tartan mini dress and blue ensemble with a striped skirt

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Julia Restoin-Roitfeld and Leighton Meester

Credit: Video credit, Bryan Boy