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Sheer outrageousness and over-the-top extravagance are synonymous with a John Galliano affair, and, like his collection for Dior, the designer’s spring/ summer 2011 namesake show was no exception. Bright lights and eccentricity oozed from the runway at the grand Opéra Comique and brought the designer’s propensity for theatrics to the forefront of Paris Fashion Week.
Though Donatella Versace‘s designs often exude an in-your-face sexuality, her spring/summer 2011 collection for Versace showed a restrained sensuality, while still maintaining a sense of sexy playfulness.
With her Spring 2011 collection, Miuccia Prada may have redefined the idea of minimalism. Made entirely out of Japanese cottons and cut in simple, if boxy, shapes, Prada’s spring line featured no shortage of Breton-inspired stripes, bright solids, and, well, bananas.
Milan Fashion Week is in full swing, and while word on the street is that Miuccia Prada put out out a showstopping collection Thursday afternoon, Gucci‘s tribal-inspired, fringe-tastic collection was nothing to sniff at. More importantly, the collection confirmed that as much as the industry keeps shouting about ’90s-style minimalism, the ’70s are back — and in a big way.
Matthew Williamson‘s fun, flirty attire is a red carpet staple — women like Whitney Port, Blake Lively and Jessica Simpson can’t seem to get enough of the stuff, and with good reason. When it comes to making very hip, beaded cocktail dresses, or short sweet things in flattering, form-fitting prints, there’s no one better than Williamson.
It’s official: The 70s trend seen during New York Fashion Week has crossed the pond and landed at London Fashion Week. Topshop Unique‘s runway presentation spring 2011 featured afros, bell bottoms, fringe, platform heels, and no shortage of celebs.
For her spring/summer 2011 show, Milly‘s Michelle Smith riffed on her typically uptown aesthetic, adding a bit of stylish quirk into the mix. Think if Blair Waldorf tried on boho chic for size, and maybe had a pot brownie or two.
The adjective “Minimalist” has been thrown around more than a few times this week, with everyone from Derek Lam to Richard Chai showing simple silhouettes and clean lines, but no one has embodied the term more perfectly than Francisco Costa‘s Spring 2010 collection for Calvin Klein.
In case you didn’t know, this was Styleite’s very first fashion week and we have to say: getting an invite to the Ralph Lauren Collection show felt like a gold star on our fashion week report card.
With a mix of neutrals and brights, the spring/summer 2011 collection from Tibi comes off as refreshing and oh-so-spring appropriate. Texture was the name of the game as designer Amy Smilovic infused her pieces with crochet, tweed, basketweave, pleating and lasercut fabrics.
Chic and ladylike are the words that come to mind for the DKNY spring/summer 2011 collection. Although a bit run-of-the-mill by this fashion week’s standards –- tailored looks and neutral colors sound familiar? -– Donna Karan’s trendier line includes go-to pieces that will no doubt be staples of any fashion darling’s spring wardrobe.
Carolina Herrera is known for two things: her red carpet-ready gowns and her classic, if skewed slightly older, ready to wear. At Monday morning’s Spring/Summer 2011 runway show, both were on display and in full bloom. Literally.
There is rarely a time that we’re not loving the latest and greatest from Lela Rose, and her spring/summer 2011 collection is no exception. The Texas native’s newest lineup has all the elements of the classic Lela Rose aesthetic, with a few surprises mixed in.
Rebecca Taylor’s runway presentation for spring 2011 was one of the hottest tickets in town. Even some people who had tickets to the show weren’t allowed in. But even those who didn’t see the collection in person could see that for Taylor, simple sophistication was key.