There aren’t any shows that I dislike. Surprisingly, even Westwood was likable. Milan was magical as compared to the previous season. As for Jil Sander, it deserves a post of it's own.
Gianfranco Ferre tops my list for Milan this season. At Ferre, it’s like a re-cap of fashion’s best collection from past season. Despite looking like Burberry Prorsum’s Spring 2009 and Dries Van Noten’s two seasons back, the collection was made for my liking. References to Raf Simons and Calvin Klein’s past collection were also evident.
As always, Prada never disappoints. Not necessarily something I would wear but I appreciate its innovative approach to designs. Many critics commented that it was a poor execution of Comme Des Garcons Circa 1994. I say it’s a great collection nonetheless. (I browsed archives and I have to agree, it’s very derivative of Comme Des garcons; the shoes especially.)
Coming in third is Calin klein. I really love the suits, the fabrics as well were interesting and colour choices were brilliant. I have to say, I am all for innovation but the bare mid-drift is not appropriate (unless worn with something under). They could sell them to Erin Wasson or her boo but I really hate it to see on any men.
Really, I do not find anything interesting about this collection other than the footwear. Burberry is a brand that I simply love to love. There’s no avoiding falling in love with any of their collection. The clothes, the cuts and silhouette may look the same but it’s their attention to detail that makes it special. One thing that should have not is there was the studded leather jacket. It’s a little too late for that and I think it was a desperate attempt to be edgy and ‘young’.
Images Via Sonny Photos.