At Yves Saint Laurent, Tom Ford continued his bohemian inspiration, this time turned darker, sexier and more Parisian full of lace and cutouts. At Prada, Miuccia combined sexy with practical and gave us amazing clear raincoats piped in bright contrasting colors and layered over demure but fitted 50's influenced ensembles. The cargo pant became fashionable thanks to Balenciaga, where Nicolas Ghesquiere paired them with clingy, sparkly deconstructed tops. It was the perfect combination of masculin/feminin.
Who else could make bizarre-romantic jacket-dresses other than Olivier Theyskens? This was one of his most avant-garde collections, I think, and it was oh so wonderful! I'm a sucker for pairing neons and neutrals, and I mean, sometimes getting into a shirt is too much trouble and getting behind a shirt is much easier. Alexander McQueen continued his reign of awesomeness with beautiful nude ruffles anchored by leather harnesses. Marc Jacobs hit up the patchwork scene at Louis Vuitton, and although this look is totally way to hippie for me, there is something secretly cool and careless about it that I totally love. Plus, a suede/leather long tulip scalloped skirt is TOO CRAZY.
Julien Macdonald did his official ready to wear debut at Givenchy with voluminous ivory looks. I love the unbuttoned shirt with extra-large collar paired with the sweeping layered skier. It's totally easy, breezy, beautiful. I always remember seeing a lot of Eley Kishimoto's awesome prints like this one in magazines like NYLON and the short-lived American version of Jalouse (oh it exists, and it is wonderful! maybz I'll take some pictures for you dudes when I go home to PR in a week). One can't help but love Hamish Morrow's ink dipped looks. If only walking through the snow in the city created such beautiful results.
Tom Ford created one of the most perfect white dresses for Gucci (and I think someone wore it at a Miss Universe pageant which was kinda crazy!). I love an empire waist like you wouldn't believe, and this one was made more special because the way the ribbon wrapped around the body made it seem like it really was holding the rest of the dress up. Imitation of Christ pulled the ole' switcheroo this season, sitting down all the models and sending out the editors to fend for themselves for the runway. Carmen Dell'Orefice is giving the most EPIC staredown ever in the history of the world.