Roberto Cavalli Fall 2010

Before the Roberto Cavalli Fall 2010 presentation, Roberto walked over to Anna Wintour thanked her for attending his show then kissed her hand.

Not many can make Anna Wintour blush, but Roberto Cavalli did.

He then headed to the side of the runway to watch his presentation. I found this surprising, but it makes perfect sense that he view the collection as the buyers and editors do.

I was later informed via twitter (what did we do before twitter?) that Oscar de la Renta has watched his show by the side of the runway too.

Before the presentation I’d wished Cavalli would bring back some of his distinctive animal prints and he didn’t let me down.

Leopard, tiger and cheetah prints were presented, but they were toned down and blended with the collection rather than stood out.

Cavalli concentrated on rich brocade pieces which dominated this collection via coats, pants, jackets and bags.

My favourite piece was the red coat worn by Natasha Poly. It feels like a vintage piece with rich history.

Apart from the brocades we saw velvet, military chic and many boho backless floaty maxi dresses.

Nicole Richie will be first in line to wear those maxi.

This collection was boho-chic in a very modern way, and I totally love every part of the presentation.



Francesco Scognamiglio Fall 2010

Francesco Scognamiglio’s Fall 2010 presentation was very beautiful, elegant, and laced with undeniable glamour in a dark and mysterious way.

I was slightly thrown by the inclusion of pink and mint green, but they provided an interesting pop of colour against the slate grey and black.

Scognamiglio included many great textures of leather, silk, satin, jersey, wool, cashmere, lace, shearling, tweed, and feathers.

We were presented with ace mini dresses, pleated blouses, the high waisted flare pants, a fur coat, draped capes, jumpsuits and mini skirt.

More than half of the collection was accented with a diamond statement belt. One piece had an oversized crystallized hand-belt.

The laser-cut leather dresses seem to be a homage to Alaïa.



Gucci Fall 2010

I throughly enjoyed the Gucci Fall 2010 presentation. I’ll go a far as to say it was Frida Giannini best Gucci collection to-date.

I loved the sensual browns, creams and beige pieces which opened the show, before what felt like the second part of the presentation were the mood soften and the more glamorous pieces were presented.

The collection focused on timeless pieces like wool coats and the perfect pants which were narrow and exquisitely tailored.

These pants were paired with A-line coats, smart blazers and fur jackets.

We are used to many mini dresses from Frida, but on this occasion she ditched ultra short minis opting for a slightly longer length with suede high boots to complete the look.

These dresses were uncomplicated with some backless to add a touch of sex appeal to the look.

Feathers were adorned on many of the pieces in the second part of the collection as worn by Chanel, Freja and the gorgeous Anja.



Moschino Fall 2010

Moschino’s Fall 2010 cowgirl/flamenco presentation was a lot of fun.

The models each wore a black cowboy hat, a black hair ribbon, Victoria Beckham oversized shades, gold hoop earrings and bold red lips.

The styling might seem strange when paired with a pink and red flamenco style skirt, but it put a smile on the face of many of the editors in the front row.

Apart from the ruffled skirts we were presented with Chanel-esqe tweed skirt suits, patent trenches, a gold fringed coat, elbow length gloves, pink bustiers over skirt suits, and LBDs.

Gold details dominated this collection with gold grommets and gold hooped accents adorning the looks.

Some of these details made so much noise they could be heard over the loud music.

I really got excited when I saw the ‘MOSCHINO’ gold belt which Rosella Jardini has brought back, as it took me back my school days when I purchased one thinking it was real. I was duped. It was fake, but I loved it anyway.

Once you get over the styling, you’ll find a lot of wearable pieces in this collection.

Here’s a video of the finale.

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Giorgio Armani Fall 2010

Giorgio Armani’s Fall 2010 presentation was described in the program notes as “The New Chic”.

Models glided down the runway wearing chic fringed Berets, but that’s wasn’t what caught my eye. I loved the curved shape many of the pieces had incorporated into their design.

The colour palette was a surprising mix of orange, pinks and reds which would brighten up a cold winter day.

Not only did the models wear these vivid colours, but the runway lit up with these colours as well.

We were presented with snake skin jackets, chic short suits as well as velvet pant suits and hand-beaded cocktail dress.

The prints were interesting especially the silk print skirt above paired with a fluffy orange jacket.

Model also walked the runway in 2s and in some cases 3s.

A large round of applause was heard when the models in the long black velvet gowns walked the runway.

I’m sure Rachel Zoe in the front row was noting which looks got the loudest applause, as she was no doubting selecting for Oscar night.

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