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Milan Fashion Week Spring 2012 – Top 5 Shows


Prada – This season Miuccia Prada showed a variety of what I like to call ‘trailer trash chic’ looks. The esteemed designer excited the crowd with hints of leather, satin and pleating. Of course we must not forget the flames rising from the bottom of dresses and firing out the back of shoes. Can she do anything wrong?

Prada

Jil Sander – Very simple, very different, very white. The Jil Sander collection has impressed me yet again. From the time the first model walked out to the last, I thought of one thing. 1940’s nurses with a touch of elegance. The straight, shear white dresses were paired with nurse shaped hats and a net veil covering their face. I like to think that every designer has a ‘moment’, and this is Jil Sander’s.

Jil Sander

Dolce and Gabbana – As I watched the models walk down the runway, I became more and more hungry. Fruit and vegetables seemed to be quite a big theme. Chili’s, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, the list goes on. While sticking to their womanly shapes, Dolce and Gabbana showed a collection of fabulous Fifties females. Each look better than the next. Not surprising for a design duo who seem to know it all.

Dolce and Gabbana

Versace – This is a big year for Versace. Not only did they show an astounding collection, they have landed one of the biggest collaborations in history…..Versace for H&M. The almost fully white collection was true Versace minus the print. Sexy silhouettes and sky scraper stilettos where present on the runway. Well done Donatella, well done indeed.

Versace

Gucci – Frida Giannini (Creative Director) showed an art deco inspired collection leaning towards the 1920’s. There was a rock chick attitude to the models with a glamorous touch. Quite a strong combination. The embroidered, embellished and beaded collection has already been a huge hit amongst the editors. My favorite part? Most definitely the fringe. Nothing better thean some 1920’s fringe!

Gucci

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London Fashion Week Spring 2012 – Top 5 Shows


Mary Katrantzou – With Prints fabulously squashed together, Katrantzou showed 27 looks of pure wow factor.

Mary Katrantzou

Burberry Prorsum – As one of the biggest events on the LFW show calender, Burberry did not disappoint sending looks with a suprisingly winter feel down the everlastingly long runway.

Burberry Prorsum

Christopher Kane – Rumour Has it that at the end of Christopher Kane’s show,  guests were crying from the sight of phenomenal clothes that flew down the runway. A pastel palette, denim, lamé and flats. Now that is one brave designer.

Christopher Kane

Peter Pilotto – Using the signature Peter Pilotto print, the design duo created new and exciting silhouettes with a swimwear feel. Two words….fabulous combination.

Peter Pilotto

Jonathan Saunders – Saunders is really at the top of his game. No Suprise he received the title ‘show of the week’. Paisley prints, soft colours and luxurious kintwear were all included in this collection. This label will be around for a long time.

Jonathan Saunders

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New York Fashion Week Spring 2012 – Top 5 Shows


Oscar De La Renta – Mr. De La Renta really went for the wow factor this season. Opening his couture-like show with yellow, green and red ball gowns was nothing but trés allure.

Oscar De La Renta

Rodarte – With Vincent Van Gough’s painting’s splashed across the dresses in print, it created quite a fascinating colour palette. And there is nothing more glamorous than that.

Rodarte

Proenza Schouler – For Spring, the Proenza Schouler show had quite a handmade feel to it. Each look better than the next, revealing simple silhouettes and styles in a wide range of toned down colours and prints.

Proenza Schouler

Marc Jacobs – Western girls mixed with sportswear? I think I like it! Master showman Marc Jacobs did not dissappoint with his fringed edges, plastic and oversized sequined collection. So will the biggest fashion rumour come true? Will Marc Jacobs take over the helm of Dior? I certainly hope so.

Marc Jacobs

Jason Wu – At Jason Wu, it felt like the models were stepping out of a ballerina’s boudoir and into the real world. With a great use of colour from candy floss pink to lime green, Wu impressed the fashion folk with another wonderfully wearable collection.

Jason Wu

Roll on London!

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Beginnings


Fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg  gave out mini American flags at the end of her New York fashion show, which took place on the 10th anniversary of 9/11, in memory of the shocking day. The show was named beginning’s, and it certainly gave out that feeling.

DVF giving out American Flags at the end of her Spring 2012 fashion show

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