22 April 2007

Autumn Winter 07/08 Round-Up (Part 2)

Yves Saint Laurent: A definite steering away from YSL's summer aesthetic. This collection is darker, smarter and more unified. There is a strict consistancy to the looks. Quite rigid fabrics, unusual shapes and subtle accessories. Scarves, gloves, tights, balaclava-like hats and chic bags all play a big part in achieving this winter-YSL look. Very, very nice! Models: Alana, Rachel, Angelika.
Yohji Yamamoto: High fashion for the gothic-minded. For those who love black, layering, leather and a touch of C19th respectability, plus some glamour. Yamamoto is so focussed on HIS aesthetic and I adore that. He's constantly producing strong collections which are new, challenging and, most importantly, very Yohji Yamamoto. Models: Helen, Irina.

Yigal Azrouel:Easy wear, comfy wear. Clothes for intelligent people! Dark, moody colours brightened up by hints of colour and a cool-girl attitude to boot. Models: Alexandra, Heidi.
Vivienne Westwood: Big, big layering. Lots of texture. Exaggerated hats, clashing fabrics that don't actually clash. Patterns, plains and most importantly a certain eccentricity to the garments! So fab. Model: Amber.
Viktor & Rolf: Oh the theatrics of V & R! It's fabulous! The clogs and floral patterns channel their Dutch heritage and the stage lights suspended above the models' shoulders represent the spectacle of V & R. Then there's those simple, unobtrusive outfits which are subtly V & R: white blouses (with carefully-puffed sleeves), black skirts (with almost-hidden bows), beige trench-coats ... all teamed with clogs! Rad. Models: Julia, Bette, Maryna.
Versace: Sexy!! Blacks and browns dominated and then "wham!", a whole array of the brightest shades of orange, red, blue, green and purple! How superb! OTT fur coats, flowing Versace-esque dresses and short figure-hugging LBD's. Lovely collection, Donatella! Models: Agyness, Jessica, Mariya.
Vera Wang: Layering, layering. Many different colours. Slouchy. Well-fitted. Shiny. Dull. A collection for the Vera Wang woman: sophisticated but edgy. Combines evening fabrics with day - I love that! CONTRAST IS KING! Models: Grieta, Sofi.
TSE: A mixture of interesting lengths, contrasting ideas and winter-themed textures and colours. V. RTW. Models: Georgia, Anja.
Stella McCartney: Big, baggy, comfy, layered, short, smart. Greys and blacks with red and pink highlights. A gloriously RTW collection from McCartney, which just makes me wanna snuggle up in one of her big jumpers with a cup of tea ... mmm. Models: Natasha, Bette, Fabiana.
Sophia Kokoksalaki: Winter sex-appeal combined with practical layering and fabrics. Love the jackets. Gorgeous dresses and fabrics. Models: Daria, Romina, Olga.

Proenza Schouler: A dark, diva-esque collection for sophisticates. The hats are divine, making every outfit very chic. Slouchy man pants with feminine tops? Highly-structured dresses? Exaggerated coats? It's variety like no other! Models: Han, Hana, Tanya.
Pringle of Scotland: A collection of great layering, smart lengths and always with warmth in mind. Model: Snejana.
Preen: I can't explain Preen AW 07, but I just really love it. It's just got this extremely cool feel to it. Love the texture and the uncommon layering. The drop-waist jacket with like-coloured scarf-look is a stunner, such a fan of this skinny-leg-bulbous-top look ... did that sound strange? Haha! Models: Camila, Iekeliene, Adina.
Prada: Iconic Prada. Ridiculously forward fashion. Miuccia Prada is a genius of our times. I love the way her shirts sit on the body, the subtle colour changes she uses (which has become signature Prada) and the unusual colour-combinations used. PLUS, the clashing of conservative with out-there - both fabric and design wise - is fabulous. Prada is more than words can describe! Models: Daiane, Johanna, Lara.
Pollini: Styley lady meets rock star. Love the consistancy of the berets throughout the show. Nice rigid sleeve-structure also a cool motif here. Models: Shannan, Ines.
Phi: OK, this collection combines two of my great loves: dark colours and layering. Spot on! Model: Freja.
Peter Jensen: Delicate C19th combined with new-age punk, moody colours and ultra-flattering lengths/cuts. Nice. Model: Brea.
Nina Ricci: Theyskens for Nina Ricci = fabulous! Soft, harsh, cool, RTW, new, whimsical, strong, feminine, masculine. It's just so fantastic and I'm so happy about Olivier Theyskens appointment at Nina Ricci! Ultimate cool. Models: Masha, Tatiana, Anabela, Olga.
Nathan Jenden: Punk mixed with 80's glam and feminine silhouettes. Tres cool. (Loving the shoes and lacy socks!) Models: Diana, Daul.

(All pictures from style.com)


Blogger Candid Cool said...

I am surprised to see the 80's power shoulder.

30 April, 2007 22:10  
Blogger B.Chau said...

Hi, I love your blog! I enjoyed your A/W roundups very much and thought your short descriptions of the collections shown were excellent. I love to see people show their favorites. It's a great way to see highlights of the seasons. Thank you for your passion of all things rad. :]


01 May, 2007 19:55  

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