For his fourth collection at the house, Francisco Costa brought some color into Calvin Klein's world too, with this beautiful long pieced silk dress in the most perfect shade of teal. Perfect for that dinner at the "fancy restaurant" after spending a day laying around lazily at the beach when you're on vacation. Prada had the best clashing geometric prints, especially the pattern on the skirt which is totally LEGENDARY (and no, I'm not exaggerating). Peter Jensen sent out clashing polka dots ON ICE.
This season was one of my favorite Louis Vuitton collections ever. Perfect 40's-inspired dresses in deliciously rich colors, and the bestest pair of white cage-pumps to have stepped on a runway (you can kinda see them in the picture). Proenza Schouler felt the berry colors too, with an amazing tropical collection. This is another one of those dresses that doesn't seem practical for real life, but if you'd have the chance to get it you would because you tell yourself that YOU'LL FIND A PLACE TO WEAR IT.
Pleating was also a big trend and with Yohji Yamamoto paying homage to Madame Gres with intricate, architectural dresses while at Lanvin, Alber Elbaz turned it subtle in a woodsy shade of brown. We finish the season with what was probably one of the most anticipated shows, Stefano Pilati's debut at Yves Saint Laurent. The collection was seductive and oh-so womanly and brought back the chunky waist belt back to the mass consciousness. I loved the polka-dots the best.
Yohji Yamamoto went ultra-girly with an explosion of pink bows, but if there was an award for "Teen Vogue dress of the decade", I'm certain this rose print babydoll by Marc by Marc Jacobs would take it. I wanted this dress so bad, I was going to wear it with black tights and Docs of course... you know, the same way I'd wear it today? Haha. We end the year with Olivier Theyskens' beautiful Edwardian collection. The combination of the sort of aquamarine blouse and hunter green ruffle-edged skirt is captivating. I love the beautiful draping around the bust, the whole thing is sublime.