It's FASHIONWEEK coverage time! AHH, let's get to it;
ALEXANDER WANG, new york
Alright, so the collection started off a little weird and I honestly didnt like it, but as it progressed I really got the whole theme. The thing I love most is that Wang did something completely different and tried to expand his brand and SUCCEEDED! (ahem; gareth pugh... -_- ) The details are really what make this collection. So ingenious to use baseball like stitching for the leather, the protege-tibia like socks, the baseball bag, the cut-out backs, every look was so intricate and you can really tell he puts in so much time and effort into every single look. The only thing I didnt like were the shoes except for the black ones, those were amazing, but the animal print ones were a mess. I love me some leopard prints but no thanks.
Erin Wasson for RVCA, new york
Erin Wasson's collection wasnt mind blowing or innovative but it was overall a good collection. I loved how every look was an exact replica of Erin's beachy/cali/boho cool look. I loved how in the first look, she didnt use a polkadot print but rather they're sequins! so smart! But I was very disappointed that she so obviously copied this sweater from Alexander Wang's 2010 resort line. FAIL. lolz. Other than that it was a cool collection.
J. Mendel, new york
I was so pleastantly surprise with J. Mendel's collection this season. Everyone knows i'm a huge sucker for drape and this collection was drape galore. So light, fresh, airy; awesome.
Thakoon, new york
Another surprise was at Thakoon. Though I think I like it because it reminds me of Balenciaga but wtv. This collection is amazing. So creative, new shapes, and i love how effortless the mixture of prints and fabrics was achieved. Definitely a good surprise.
Rodarte, new york
What can i say? I'm a sucker for Rodarte. Every collection they seem to present something, exciting, most importantly something to fantasize about. With the recession, designers are going for more sellable peices, but thats no fun. The Sisters always know how to bring out beauty from the most odd/dark sources. I dont even know what more to say about this collection. completely totally inspirational. This is the calibre of talent you wish to achieve. dont believe me? explain this.
Proenza Schouler, new york
PROENZA was amazing this season as always. I loved how obvious and beautifully the theme came across. It wasnt tacky, or ugly. It was pretty, clean and classic yet with a quirky twist that they are known for. ahhhh just beautiful colors and prints. :D
Burberry was awesome too, I loved how they went back to london and this this time focused on re-inventing the trench. Jacket's are my new obsession this season. (working on my own right after this! :) )
Rick Owens, paris
Rick Owens was amazing, I love how he's so edgy yet so sophisticated. His aesthetic is what im channeling this winter; tons of black, and great use of texture.
Haider Ackermann, paris
Haider Ackermann is so underrated and i dont get why. The amazing silhouette with the jacket/nipped waist and the long dramatic skirt always gets me. So effortlessly classic and beautiful.
Ann Demeulemeester, paris
OH MY GOD. Zippered detailing? how could you not love this collection? the black&white prints, the shoes, the colors(black and white), the SHOES, the zippers. so so good.
Surprisingly good collection. Excellent use of buffalo check,( ahem, Christopher Kane = fail)
I know I can always count on Ricardo Tisci to deliver an amazing collection every season. I love the striped JERSEY jackets, the crazy print, the amaaazing white pieces. Just a solid collection. :D
Alexander Mcqueen, paris
And Finally, the most fantasical collection this season. Alexander Mcqeen really took it to a new level this year. His collection was inspired, technical, and most importantly beautiful. The detail was just so intricate, and you really dont realize it until you see detail shots, ex. the gold minidress has INCREDIBLE gold beading. fucking crazy. ahhh The prints were to die for and not to mention the amazing hoof-like shoes. hands down my favorite collection this season.
Alright! So those were my favorite collections from spring 2010. You may have noticed some of my regular favorites missing like Balenciaga and Lanvin but I really didnt like their collections this season. all is forgiven, they're still amazing in my eyes. haha :) MONTREAL FASHION WEEK IS NEXT! woooo