While I love the styles I showed you from part 1 of Fall 2015 RTW Runway Looks, the collections in part 2 from London, Milan, and Paris fashion week felt so much more elevated. Not to say that the first few weeks of fashion week were playing it safe, but I feel that Milan and Paris were significantly more high fashion and glamorous. I was immediately transported to fall and wanted to stay there.
All those comments I made about wanting spring/summer weather? Psh. They’re lost. I’m all about winter florals, over-the-knee boots paired with delicate lace dresses, all the brocade in the world, and romance, romance, romance. Where the NYFW collections seemed to go for a clear 1970s theme that was common to most collections, that American Hustle vibe was absent from the European fashion weeks. The focus in London, Milan and Paris was more about emphasizing the different flavors of femininity – the mother, the muse, the ingénue, the superwoman.
Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2015 Ready-to-Wear – Dolce & Gabbana was by far my favorite show of them all. Hands down. I thought every piece was beautiful and absolutely loved the focus on the mama. While there were many gorgeous rose adorned pieces, princess coats, pastels, and lace, I’ve never felt such a strong connection to fashion. This was a sweet heart-felt collection and the sheer joy on that little girl’s face says it all.
Erdem Fall 2015 Ready-to-Wear – Erdem’s collection was falling apart, in the best of ways, from frayed hems to ostrich feathers sticking out in every direction. It wasn’t messy, just mussed, giving the pieces the sexiness equivalent to an exposed slip under a skirt but ten times more decadent.
Gucci Fall 2015 Ready-to-Wear – If Emma Stone were starring in a Wes Anderson movie, her character would be wearing this outfit. It’s quirky but still feminine and very unlike the Gucci I know. Gucci gave us a playful and offbeat collection and it works.
Burberry Prorsum Fall 2015 Ready-to-Wear – Patchwork dominated the Burberry Prorsum collection, along with more ponchos and capes (last year’s collection was so successful, why not?). If upscale hippie style is a thing, then Burberry nailed it with luxurious fringed capes and floral patchwork prints.
Elie Saab Fall 2015 Ready-to-Wear – If you could give points to a collection just for being flattering, Elie Saab would get them all. This collection did wonders for the body and with luxuriously bold colors and shiny blacks, this dramatic collection is visually powerful. Elie also did a great job of styling the models, whose hair and makeup call to mind Joan Jett.
Alberta Ferretti Fall 2015 Ready-to-Wear – There’s something incredibly beautiful about light, soft fabrics for fall and winter. Like the juxtaposition of a white lace dress and seriously sexy over-the-knee boots. But even with the extremely detailed lace, this outfit was one of simplest of the Alberta Ferretti collection, which was filled with jacquard, velvet, and brocades fit for palace living.
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