Runway Reports

3.1 Phillip Lim Resort 2010

by Profashionelle on June 15, 2009 · 0 comments

3.1 Phillip Lim Resort 2010 Collection

I am absolutely in love with 3.1 Phillip Lim’s Resort 2010 collection. Of course there were a few items being not to my taste (like the patchwork denim or the tacky floral prints), but overall I was really smitten with his soft and feminine collection.

What I especially loved were the lace items (blouses, skirts & dresses) as well as the draped chiffon skirts, the rolled hem shorts and high-waisted belted pants.

Lim stuck to a rather neutral color palette, no bold colors like red or yellow. Instead he used a lot of nudes and beiges, greys and an occasional splash of black in between.

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John Galliano Fall 2009

by Profashionelle on March 13, 2009 · 0 comments

John Galliano Fall 2009 Collection

John Galliano’s Fall 2009 show was everything you’d expect from him. Magical, bold, daring and extravagant. Every season he comes up with a completely different collection; his inspiration seems to come from an inexhaustible source. His newest masterpiece was all about Russian folklore. A fluorescent bubble snowstorm was raving on the runway which looked more like a portal to another magical world.

The show started with broad-hipped, full-skirted baboushka coats and extreme exaggerated hips followed by traditional folklore attire which were adorned with tons of ornaments and embellishments. Galliano’s passion for detail was clearly visible in the lavishly crafted headdresses, belts and sky high laced platform pompom boots. The color palette was a bit muted for Galliano. A lot of greys, blacks and browns were used, but every now and then a stroke of blue or orange would brighten up the runway.

Towards the end of the show there was an explosion of sheer floor-length dresses which seemed more like Galliano’s traditional territory that were reminiscent of Russian ice princesses or spooky ghost brides.

Galliano’s Fall 2009 collection was not meant for the masses and I am so curious to see if, apart from the occasional high fashion editorial, any of the pieces will find their way onto the streets or on the red carpet.

Baboushka Coats

John Galliano Fall 2009 - Baboushka Coats

Folklore Costumes

John Galliano Fall 2009 - Folklore

Siberian Ice Princesses

John Galliano Fall 2009 - Ice Princesses

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Balmain Fall 2009

by Profashionelle on March 9, 2009 · 6 comments

Balmain Fall Winter 2009 Collection

So Christophe Decarnin is a genius. I adore his work for Balmain. He’s done such a great job by reviving the French fashion house with his vision of trashy rock chick chic. His last 2 seasons were sensational and if I had $10k spare cash, I would definitely invest in a Balmain piece (either one of those uber-cool jackets or one of the micro mini dresses).

Decarnin’s Fall 2009 collection had a touch of déjà vù about it was like an ode to Spring 2009. The peaked shoulders, the rise and fall hemlines, the strapless mini dresses, we’ve seen all of this in Spring 2009 already, but Decarnin managed to recreate them in a way that made me forget the fact that he was basically just copying his work from Spring 2009.

I loved the feminine silhouettes, the disco dresses (especially the electric blue sequinned ones), the peaked shoulders which have come to be his signature pieces. I even loved the harem pants.

All in all, I mostly loved Balmain’s Fall 2009 collection even though it had nothing ground-breaking overly new about it. I’m far away from being tired of Balmain, but I hope to see something different for the next season. Still, I really ♥ Balmain.

Disco Electric Blue

Balmain Fall 2009 Electric Blue

Structured Blazers & Skinny Pants

Balmain Fall 2009 Blazer & Skinny Pants

Geometric Silver Dresses

Balmain Fall 2009 Silver Geometric Dresses

Harem Pants

Balmain Fall 2009 Harem Pants

Strapless Mini Dresses

Balmain Fall 2009 Strapless Mini Dresses

Balmain Fall 2009 Runway Video

EDIT: Video found via Red Carpet Fashion Awards

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Pre-Fall Collections – Part II

by Profashionelle on December 31, 2008 · 0 comments

Pre-Fall 2009 Collections

As promised, here’s the second part of the Pre-Fall 2009 collections. And this one’s even better than the first. I instantly fell in love with almost every collection I looked at. From Alexander Wang (edgy & sexy) to Nicole Miller (so chic!) to Tory Burch (the accessories!) and of course the unforgettable Versace (the epitome of sexy & fabulous).

Which Pre-Fall 2009 collection did you like most? Vote for your favorite in a poll after the jump.

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Pre-Fall 2009 Collections – Part I

by Profashionelle on December 29, 2008 · 0 comments

Pre-Fall 2009 Collections (J.Mendel, Oscar De La Renta, Roberto Cavalli, Chanel)

Pre-Fall 2009 is upon us and we have all the designer’s best pieces collected below. Enjoy our favorite pieces.

My favorite collections of the first part are:

  • Chanel Paris-Moscow – So Russian, so Coco, so luxurious! LOVE it!
  • Donna Karan – I adore the origami pleating and folding, so FIERCE!
  • Roberto Cavalli – Italian Chic at its best! So SEDUCING!
  • J.Mendel – Just looking at the collection makes me feel instantly glamourous & luxe. MAGNIFIQUE!
  • Burberry Prorsum – Nothing new, but every piece of the collection is so EXQUISITE!
  • Oscar De La Renta – ELEGANT & FEMININE as always!

The collections I liked least were Calvin Klein (too much minimalism going on, everything looks bland) and Zac Posen (just not my kind of cuts & colors).

Other collections including Narciso Rodriguez and Vera Wang also fell flat for me.

Which Pre-Fall 2009 collection did you like most? Vote for your favorite in a poll after the jump.

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