Marchesa...wow! Left me breathless and speechless, this collection speaks for itself.
|I couldn't pick just one favorite at Marchesa|
I loved the working girl meets weekend chic attitude at DKNY. From blazers paired with swimsuits to blouses casually tied at the waist, the collection was a perfect manifestation of what Spring fashion should be. I equally enjoyed the Donna Karan collection; it was so beautiful and such a womanly collection that it makes me want to be the woman that those clothes were designed for. The subdued palette drew all the attention to the detail, lines and body of the pieces in all their glory.
|Workday-meets-weekend at DKNY|
|Floaty neutrals at Donna Karan|
Thank you Marc Jacobs for the drama that I long for! Big hair, dark eyes, flashy fabrics and really drew me in, plus the music and lighting really made the show. I can honestly say that I would wear every single look that I saw coming down the runway; it's the collection of my dreams.
|Show-stopping shine at Marc Jacobs|
Michael Kors shows was so light and refreshing. His S/S 2011 collection epitomized the essence of comfy-cool-chic.
|Cool, calm and collected and Michael Kors|
Surprisingly the looks that I loved just a little less came from two designers that I absolutely adore. The girls at Rodarte had me a little confused, while I love the idea of mixing shapes and patterns, I'm not quite sure how I feel about their peculiar silhouettes or sporting those woodgrain skirts. Nevertheless, I love the Mulleavy girls just the same.
|Woodgrain ensemble at Rodarte|
I was also left just a tad underwhelmed after Proenza Schouler's presentation. Although the collection was no-doubt a beautiful presentation of femininity and subtle sensuality, it was just a little too demure for my taste. I did love the statement necklaces and fluro-pops of color though!
|Lady-like at Proenza Schouler|
I also noticed a pattern throughout the week of mussed hair and bare faces. Maybe it's the fact that I grew up under the wing of a professional make-up artist mother, but I look forward to the high-drama hair and make-up to complement the trends.
I could honestly blather on for pages about other collections that I loved (Vera Wang, Nanette Lepore, Thakoon, Oscar de la Renta, Betsey Johnson...) but I don't have the web space for that.
Now, on to London!