1. GIAMBATTISTA VALLI’S BUBBLE DRESS/DRESS COAT
Bubble coats slimmed down into sleek silhouettes at a few Paris shows with Thierry Mugler, Akris, and Giambattista Valli showing sophisticated interpretation of the usually casual puffer. A nice alternative for those who eschew and/or can’t afford the fur that’s been all over the Fall 2010 runways.
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2. EVERY LEATHER THING AT HERMES (AND THE HATS TOO!)
Lightweight leathers were all over the Spring 2010 runways, and for Fall 2010 designers are still into their skins. I love how they tailored them into fitted blazers, sharp trou, and flowing skirts and dresses at Hermes. And I’ll take two of the hats they showed many of the menswear-inspired looks with too.
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3. TSUMORI CHISATO’S GRAPHIC PRINT DRESSES & PONCHOS
The graphic stripes at Junko Shimada and the popping prints at Tsumori Chisato made me smile and that’s what I like to do in the winter when everything’s grey, cold, and muzzled under layers of swaddling winter clothes.
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4. THE GROMMET EMBELLISHED COAT AT A.F. VANDERVOST
It’s a simple detail, but the strategic placement of the grommets take this classic camel coat from cool to drool.
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5. PRETTY MUCH EVERY TWISTED, KNOTTED, CUT-OUT, BLINGING DRESS AT ELIE SAAB
Just when you decide to exercise budgetary restraint and make do with the already ample collection of dresses in your closet, Elie Saab has to come and design a collection of twisted, knotted, cut-out, mini, maxi, sheer, bold shouldered, criss-cross strapped dresses that you can easily justify buying. I mean, who has a micro mini sequins dress with shoulder cut-outs? Huh? Purchase justified.
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6. VALENTINO’S PLEATED TWO-TIER, LACE-TRIM DRESS
Another simple concept dress that I can’t get out of my head. It reflects the trend of the moment — girlie-girl dresses — without looking “trendy” at all.
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7. THE PATTERNED LEATHER COATS, JACKETS, & CAPES AT GARETH PUGH
Gareth Pugh breathed new life into leather outerwear presenting stripe-effect leather capes and ridged jackets with asymmetrical cuts, funnel necks, and other unique details.
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[photos courtesy of Style.com]