First off, I apologize if this page takes forever to load as there are a ton of pictures (all from Style.com– go there to see the full shows!)
Secondly, for the most part I thought fashion week was a disappointment. It seems like Fall 2011 is all about Man Repelling. I don;t understand why people want women to dress ugly. What’s so wrong with pretty??? Today I am going to post the shows I actually liked and save the snarky commentary on the ugly parade for Monday (yaaaaaaay).
The trends for fall were obvious and shown across all shows:
1) Menswear on women (I refuse to get on board with the female bowtie. You have to be sh*tting me with that one)
2) RED! RED! RED!
3) Fur (faux or otherwise)
4) Separates (the season of the skirt suit )
5) Draping/ interesting collars
6) Jumpsuits for evening
7) Sequins! Sequins! Sequins!
8) Black is the new black. Again.
MICHAEL KORS: Love him because he is a superstar who never lets me down with his sexy, glamorous classics. The textures, clean lines and flattering cuts make his line wearable (unlike a lot of other shows).
NAEEM KHAN: I worship this guy and if I were to walk a red carpet I would probably go to him first. Simply stunning stuff here.
CAROLINA HERRERA: I did not like a lot of her show, but the things I did like, I LOVED. The turquoise and deep red print dress knocked my socks off.
MONIQUE LHUILLIER: Leopard gown? Duh. Loves it. She knows how to fit a woman’s body in a flattering, fabulous way.
RALPH LAUREN: His whole show was nearly all black and these evening looks were SO SO chic.
L’WREN SCOTT: She cuts a MEAN silhouette- I loved the purpley pink and red combo!
JASON WU: Mark my words- these gowns will show up on the Oscar red carpet (if they don’t I will protest against they stylists- that red dress is beyonfd fierce!) He also showed a lot of the lady bowtie which I hated, but his menswear cuts were lean and fab.
BADGLEY MISCHKA: They always kill it with their red carpet looks. I also loved the layering of the cropped sweater over the sequin shift!
LELA ROSE: Love me some Lela (one of the best bridal lines out there too, BTW). This first ombre dress is one of my favorite looks of all of fashion week. The asymmetrical necklines make me swoon too.
RACHEL ZOE: I was pleasantly suprised by her line, unlike some other celeb designers (I’m talking to you Kelly Wearstler)- I am dying over the sexiness of that black suit- holy moly. And that camel cape needs to be in my closet like, yesterday.
CATHERINE MALANDRINO: Sexy, fun, wearable silhouettes. One of the only jumpsuits I would wear (in addition to Kors). Awesome necklines!
Check back in Monday for the worst of the runway! Happy weekend!