Farewell to winter

With Spring just around the corner, what better way to celebrate the end of hibernation than by hauling out all your fur coats (fake, of course) and giving them one last spin before they disappear into your closet for another year. In this vein, I’ve picked my favourites of the Fall 2011 RTW runways (late, I know) to tempt those winter lovers who want one last icy hurrah.

The shows I loved the most were: Elie Saab, Stella McCartney, Cynthia Steffe and Gianfranco Ferre. Others were good too, but not as consistently, so only really loved a few pieces. All represented below.

ELIE SAAB

Devastating. So gorgeous.

Love how easy it looks, yet how elegant.

Favourite dress.

Spoke too soon. FAVOURITE dress!

STELLA MCCARTNEY
This was very sleek and confident, beautiful silhouettes. Simple but stunning.

It may also be the model, but this reminded me so much of Grace Kelly.

LOVE.

CYNTHIA STEFFE
Yes, the schoolgirl motif was very heavy throughout, but I didn’t mind as I love the preppy look! Only a true designer can make knee-high socks look that good. Straight A’s from me 🙂

My favourite. The colours are perfect.

GIANFRANCO FERRE
Also very sleek and simple. Beige never looked so good.

AKRIS

Love the silhouette. She looks like a forest elf.

 

Love the subtle gleam of the lower panel of her skirt.

Every detail is so perfect! Cute little side-zip.

Power dress, right there.

COSTUME NATIONAL
Great colour-blocking and mod-style dresses.

 

GIAMBATTISTA VALLI (couture)

Love the contrast between fluffy white and a sleek black cap.

RANDOM PICKS
These were my favourite pieces from the other collections, some crazy, some fun, some just jaw-droppingly gorgeous.

Lanvin. Loving the devil-may-care hat.

Lanvin

Christian Dior couture. A confectioner’s dream !

Christian Dior couture. She looks like she just narrowly missed a collision with a shooting star. Or a comet.

CD couture. Whoever said there was a Man in the Moon ?

CD couture.

Chanel couture. Star Wars meets the Queen.

YSL

Miu Miu

Miu Miu

Miu Miu

D&G

Emilio Pucci

Emilio Pucci

Salvatore Ferragamo. If only all work clothes looked this good.

 

Michael Kors

 

Prada. Digging the ’60s beehive hair.

 

Carlos Miele

Carlos Miele

Generra

Halston

Halston. Great colour combination.

 

L’Wren Scott. Soooo sleek.

Nanette Lepore

Nanette Lepore. Casual, effortless chic.

 

Oscar de la Renta. LOVE.

Oscar de la Renta

Zac Posen. Avatar-sleek.

Hakaan

Emanuel Ungaro. She actually looks electric, the blue-black swirls are incredible.

Emanuel Ungaro

Jil Sander

Jil Sander

Moschino. Elegance personified.

Donna Karan.

Donna Karan

Burberry Prorsum. I want everything about this outfit !!

Burberry Prorsum

Vivienne Westwood Red Label. Think Queen of Hearts meets Mad Hatter. Love the arched eyebrow, jaunty crown and crazy colours. What’s not to love ??

  

Jason Wu. No wonder the First Lady loves him.



Jason Wu. Reminds me of Audrey Hepburn’s Givenchy ballgown in Sabrina (see below).

So go out and hit a few puddles before you put your Wellies away for good. Happy splashing!

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