BCBG Max Azria Spring 2011

The BCBG Max Azria Spring 2011 collection was all about short dresses.

We were presented with full length dresses along with jumpsuits and playsuits which are still going strong for Spring 2011, but minis dominated the runway.

If you’re worried about the super short hemline, the designer added a couple of inches to the length by adding a sheer mesh hem.

I loved the pops of mustard and coral with neutral colours they really grabbed your attention.

The collection didn’t have any stand out accessories nor embellishments, just taupe strappy cut-out sandals.

Favourites: Strapless embroidered mustard dress, colour block mustard dress, printed playsuit and coral dresses

Front Row: Ashley Simpson, Kelly Rowland, Coco Rocha, Katrina Bowden and Alison Brie

Who I See Wearing This Collection:
Sophia Bush, Ashley Greene, Katrina Bowden, Selena Gomez, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Sarah Hyland, Maggie Grace, Victoria Justice, Demi Lovato and Kristen Bell


Alexander Berardi Spring 2011

At 24 years old Alexander Berardi is the youngest person to show at the tents during Fashion Week this season.

With a name like Berardi I was expecting sexy pieces with daring cuts, but of course that is Antonio Berardi’s style.

Alexander Berardi was inspired by Jean Seberg in the 1960 film “Breathless” which will explain why so many of the looks had a romantic vintage feel to them.

We were presented with cute feminine pieces which we would wear on a first date or on vacation.

Trench coats, tank tops, shorts with wide pockets, floaty chiffon dresses and wide legged pants were worn with Christian Louboutin espadrilles, heels or flats.

Key accessories included large totes, clutches, bejeweled ribbon bracelets and statement necklaces.

I sensed a nautical theme as many models wore striped pieces that felt very spring-like. I can see women wearing this collection on the French Riviera next year.

Each fresh faced model wore her hair in a side pony.

Favourites: Pleated trench coat, trench coat with gold sequin details, embroidered tank, floral maxi dress and gold sequined finale gown with a cowl neck

Front Row: Grace Jones

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Kate Bosworth, Alexa Chung, Ashley Greene, Camilla Belle, Dianna Agron, Emmy Rossum, Jessica Alba

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Michael Angel Spring 2011

With so many designers presenting neutral pieces, it was refreshing to see a mix of colours at Michael Angel’s Spring 2011 presentation.

Water colours prints of blue, red, pink, purple and green dominated the runway.

Most were clearly visible others under latex skirts, t-shirts, blouses, and jackets. I hope they won’t melt during a heatwave next summer.

If you have a washboard stomach you’ll be able to show them off with this collection as we saw many cropped tops.

As not to distract from the clothes the model had a very clean, simple look. They were fresh faced and had their hair pulled back.

We saw no accessories but all the model wore brogues.

Favourites: The dress the first picture above with the explosion of multiple colours and gathered skirt plus the latex skirt with the print pants

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Leighton Meester, Cassie, Chloe Sevigny and Julia Restoin Roitfeld


Farah Angsana Spring 2011

Farah Angsana’s Spring 2011 was inspired by her homeland of Indonesia.

Green for the tropical forests. Blue defines the maritime nation. The earth tones for the colour of Indonesia’s fertile soil.

The collection had an extreme mix of elegant gowns and super short mini dresses.

Some of the minis were so short they’d make Blake Lively blush.

Farah’s intricate embroidery details was very much on display during this presentation.

Swarovski crystals, metal chains, gold beads, sequins and lace appliqués adorned many pieces.

We were presented with a corset paired with capri pants which were full embellished. Tribal print tops paired with silk leggings, cocktail dresses with feather details and a cute light blue dress with cap sleeves.

Favourites: Blue silk gown with the tulle Swarovski crystal embellished capelet and gold strapless draped gown

Front Row: JoJo

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Kelly Pickler, Giuliana Rancic, Carrie Underwood, Audrina Patridge and Blake Lively


Christian Siriano Spring 2011

Christian Siriano was inspired by African, Indian and Chinese influences for his Spring 2011 collection.

The silhouettes were varied. Ranging from wide-legged pants, safari shorts to structured cocktails dress to flowing evening gowns.

Siriano presented a lot of snakeskin prints in both red and blue and Safari white looks paired with tan jackets or belts.

Jackets, trenches, leather shorts and impeccably tailored pants were also presented.

The out of place – yet stunning – piece from this collection was a gunmetal grey metallic v-neck gown.

When it comes to dramatic gowns, Christian continues to excel.

The strapless tulle gown with the beaded empire waist and the red one shoulder draped finale gown received a rapturous round of applause.

I was particularly taken by the cognac strapless pleated gown which was paired with a leather belt and leather wing sleeve jacket with a zipper collar.

It not often you see a gown paired with a leather jacket, but it has a regal air to it so that means I can picture Cate Blanchett wearing this look.

Key accessories included towering Payless heels with chopstick inspired wooden heels and African-inspired gold necklaces.

Favourites: All the gowns

Front Row: Maggie Grace, Alan Cumming, Leigh Lezark, Katrina Bowden and JoJo.

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Maggie Grace, January Jones, Katrina Bowden, Christina Hendricks, Emmy Rossum, Adrienne Bailon, Leighton Meester and Miranda Cosgrove.

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