In no particular order here are the Spring / Summer 2011 shows that worked for me…
Pier Paolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chiuri’s latest vision of the Valentino girl works so well for twenty-somethings. The long sleeves, the longer hem lengths, the lashings of lace and the youthful frills are all extremely Alexa Chung don’t you think?
Unique just continues to interest me more and more. What will head of design Karen Bonser come up with next? This season it was a little bit ethereal fairy and a little bit sci-fi (maybe it’s the hair that gives me that vibe). Whatever it is I’m in the market for it.
Words can’t express how much I adore the SS11 Chloe collection. So much beautiful skirtage – and with flats which seemed to make the entire outfit that bit chicer. The look on the left is a favourite of mine.
There was a serious 70s St Tropez influence happening at the Marc Jacobs show. Floppy wide-brimmed hats, silky pants and giant, exuberant corsages all over the shop. It was Jacobs at his glamorous best.
When I arrived at the Jaeger show I really didn’t expect to love it as much as I did. All that structure was just delicious.
I’m a secret lover of the bum bag (or waist bag which is really a much more pleasant term) and there were many on this catwalk. It seems like Jaeger is finally hitting its stride.
How gorgeous is this! Alberta Ferretti’s SS11 season is like a walk through an English Country garden.
I mentioned that Jason Wu impressed me in my NY round up post, and this is why. Cute girlie details (love that big organza bow), perfect tailoring and wonderful colour combos (really feeling the nude and navy on the left).
Julian MacDonald has never been one of my favourite designers but this season he’s really clawed his way back onto my radar. His use of texture and embellishment was appreciated and not overdone. perfect.
Slick, slick Yves Saint Laurent – what can I say? Love the oddly proportioned sleeves and pockets and the contradictory prim and proper blouse in racy sheer fabric.
The Pilotto show last season blew my mind and although this one didn’t quite match it I still loved their twist on modern lady-like dressing.
The colour palette did live up to expectations – camel + pale blue = a match made in heaven.