1. 3.1 Philip Lim
I think Philip Lim will become one of my favorites in the coming seasons. He's kind of a smart designer and everything he does is always really classy and sophisticated. My favorite looks from his collection were these two that utilized this flower detail. Let it be known that I am not the super feminine type girl. but theres something different about these clothes that really makes me love them. The jacket is so cool with the flowers-as buttons. Very springlike! The second one plays off of that, but I'd wear it with something tougher like a black leather jacket or some dr.martens or something to tough it up. Overall I really liked this collection. Two enthusiastic thumbs up!
2. Diane VonFurstenberg
According to Style.com, Diane was inspired by Eve (from Adam & Eve fame) for this collection; hence the snake-kinda print that appeared on the runway. The first look I'm showing here was the opening look in the show. It perfectly captures the VonFurstenberg spirit, a wonderful wrap dress in a killer print. I liked the styling a lot too, killer pink lips and a wonderful crop that makes me feel good in my short hair. Ha!
The second look I loved because of the wonderful clash in prints. I absolutely LOVED her color palette. It reminds me of the colors that I used to sketch with back in the days where I wasn't so critical of myself and I could just draw for hours. I love both prints and I love pockets. I really loved her collection, and I think its about time I add one of her signature wrap dresses to my closet
I usually dont care much for DKNY (although I love Donna Karan), but I really liked this look and I think its something I would definitely wear. Kinda slouchy and boyish but with definite femininity to it. Once again, I don't care much for the cap (or the shoes for that matter), but its a nice combination of colors and materials.
The perfect Little Black Dress. A little structure and a whole lotta Sexy. Fitted without showing people whether you have an innie or an outie. Absolutely A++.
5. Carolina Herrera
Carolina Herrera is the epitome of what a lady should be. This dress is absolutely stunning, and a bit quirky. I love the shape and the way she did the print on it. This is a dress that would get put on US Weekly's fashion police, but only because people are stupid and can't see obvious beauty.
5. Luca Luca
I never cared for Luca Luca before, just never found it relevant for me. But this collection actually had a lot of really nice things. Theres something decidedly modern about this look, just switch the boring espadrilles with super awesome Courreges-style flat boots and you got yourself future fashion, now. The necklace really drives, that point home. This has been one of my favorite looks of the season I think.
6. Max Azria Collection
This is a look from Azria's upscale collection. that's supposed to be fancier and more out there than the regular stuff he does for BCBG. This isn't something I would ever wear, but there was something about the color combination that made me stop and look again. It's very earthy and grounded but theres something awesome about that fuschia-orange neon awesome color. Definitely for the after-bathing in the beach or pool moment.
Kai Kuhne left AsFour two seasons ago and everything I read made him sound kind of pompous and pretentious. I wasn/t really impressed with any of his past offerings, but this collection was really nice. A sexy space age flight attendant is what comes to mind when I look at this although I'm not sure why. It's beautiful and streamlined and white with amazing volume. It almost makes it architectural.
8. Oscar de la Renta
Classic. Sexy. Genius.
9. Proenza Schouler
And we end the date with my other favorite boys, Jack and Lazaro. This collection was a great mix of glamazon couture and eeveryday comfort. These were my favorite looks because they had a very artsy edge to me. When I saw them I thought of everything from Russian Constructivism to Mondrian's Broadway Boogie Woogie. The first look is an awesome mix of an Argentinean Gaucho by way of Mondrian married to some kind of 1940's sailor. I loved the contrast and how it's girly but I can still kick your ass. I love it. The second one is what I'm calling the Russian Constructivist Dress gone to Vegas. A little tacky, but somehow super modern and awesome. The right kind of girl could definitely pull it off and be the main attraction in a room.
But now the right kind of girl is tired and going to sleep.