domingo, 17 de octubre de 2010

Top Spring 2011 Collections

I'll start backwards as I always do in a set of 5 this time:

11.- Celine:
There's no doubt that Phoebe has in very few seasons consolidated her concept as a general trend among the whole industry. Her influence is everywhere and this collection has the strength to keep the public intrigued, you can see her slowly adventuring into new techniques like the use of knitwear, without going to fast and I think it's the best way to go.

12.- Mary Katrantzou:
Mary Katrantzou is a somewhat new designer from London, with prints and bold use of colors. In one of the most creative concepts I've seen in a while, she made prints with photographs of luxurious houses interiors; posh living rooms, or colorful dinning rooms. The accesories completed the whole look by hanging like chandeliers in the top. The great thing was that besides the prints, the cut of the dresses could stand on their own, and there were also shorts and other separates like lampshades skirts.

13.- Kenzo:
If you have read me, you could have infered that Antonio Marras work for Kenzo has grown on me, and this was a particular important show because it was the house 40th anniversary. The collection besides the usual great sense of color and clashing prints, was an interesting mix of Asian and European way of dressing. Two concepts completely opposite that gave tons of light layers and lengths with a provenzal touch.

14.- Comme des Garçons:
Rei Kawakubo is one of the few who doesn't care. Her brand has never been about bussiness and trying to make people understand and buy the clothes. She therefore, designs without any restraint so it is always intriguing. For Spring, dresses or coat were literally done from other dresses and coats, a side panel from a dress was a whole dress just sewn in that section, it's someting similar to what she has done, like paper dolls.

15.- Dries Van Noten:
There's such an ease on a Dries Van Noten collection, it's all about clothes that you inmediatly want to wear. As much as I appreciate a great concept, when someone does conceptual and commercial with this hability, I'm in. This time the show had 2 different characteristics, roomy square jackets nd pastel florals that wear inspired from melamine china, as a result the jackets delivered tailored while flowy satin dresses and separates in these prints gave softness.

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