Tuesday, 23 March 2010

My Favorite F/W 2010 Collections NY/London/Milan/Paris

Apologies for the late resume, of my favorite collections from the past F/W 2010 collections, but as you might  understand, there was a lot of work to finish and people to meet during the hectic show period. After all the  shows (600 or so in total), what filters through, are evident trends like the camel coat (anyone?), the return of  minimalism (thank you mrs Philo), which by the way, I would rather call understated chic (stitched on pockets and  the mix of different materials don't necessarily belong to minimalism, as we know it from the nineties. And I  like revering to understated chic, it has something more elegant to it). So, understated chic, voilà. Femininity,  celebrated by Prada and Louis Vuitton with voluptuous, feminine forms. Lace and fur details, velvet, sheepskin,  aviator coats, the LBD, they all fell through the fashion filter for fall 2010. I will come back with a more  detailed trend report naturally, but for now, here are my favorite collections per fashion capital:

NEW YORK: MARC JACOBS's Serene Simplicity  


 MILAN: JIL SANDER's Checkered Chic

 And as always, back in my hometown Paris, I couldn't choose between the following three for obvious reasons...

 CELINE's Understated Chic

 DRIES VAN NOTEN's Poetic Power-dressing

 GIVENCHY's Modern Muse

It was an exciting season. Brands seem to have embraced the crisis with a forward thinking approach where the new  woman dresses to empower herself, instead of to showing off. Which after the celebrity craze from the last decade  and the overload of bling bling, comes as a relief. And not only does it create this new empowered woman, who  does not care about her age (we spotted Elle McPherson @ Vuitton and Kristen McMenamy @ Vikto & Rolf), her  voluptuousness (Prada, Louis Vuitton), or her ambition to achieve (working girl attire allover the catwalks). It  creates this new positiveness, which after seasons of financial crisis talk, might bring back the joy in fashion,  whether it's buying new pieces or dressing up with existing pieces in the wardrobe. We're allowed to enjoy  fashion again!


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