One year ago Lee Alexander McQueen designed what would be his last fall/winter ready-to-wear collection; this year Sarah Burton presented her second ready-to-wear collection for the house of McQueen and effectively silenced any potential critic of her appointment and proved in only two seasons...

While Valentino consistently churned out collections of delicate glamazon looks Chiuri and Piccoli have settled into a more literal understanding of the "ready-to-wear" genre, producing collections marked by easy, tailored separates transitioning to lovely, largely unadorned apart from the...

What made this collection such a spectacular success wasn't just the "unbridled luxury" of the separates, coats and cocktail attire or the breathtaking evening wear, challenged only by Naeem Khan in magnificence. No, what propelled this collection into the upper echelons of unrelenting praise...

And don't worry, Lhuillier did not forget her key constituency as there are plenty of beautiful options for evening. Lhuillier has departed from her expected ultra-femme color palette in favor of neutrals; showing more of the impeccable construction that goes into each piece she creates. The...

If you don't recognize the name Haider Ackermann it's time to sit up and take notice because I guarantee you this is a man whose profile will only continue to rise to the most staggering of heights as he matures and gains even further recognition for his work; his latest collection, shown this...

Hermes fall/winter '11 is the first collection to be designed by new creative director Christophe Lemaire, who replaced Jean Paul Gaultier. There had been rumblings after Lemaire's appointment wondering if the designer would be able to successfully make the jump from the sportswear niche he...

Always a sure bet for finding high-class chic looks for the glamazon who may not appreciate the intellectual quirkiness of Prada but isn't quite understated enough for Valentino. This season's color palette was peppered with jewel tones and metallics, along with a great balance of elaborate...

While the prints and vibrant (though muted for fall) color palette on their own surely would not scream luxe, the cut of each piece and overall silhouette of every look absolutely did. I would have liked to see the designer extend this theme into eveningwear but remain nonetheless excited by...

In my opinion Proenza Schouler has always represented the New York cool in fashion, but now its time we added another word to that name, Cool and Crafty. After the huge success of their spring collection, which saw Jack McCollough & Lazaro Hernandez experiment with fabrics & dying techniques,...

There are many pieces that could adequately be described as timeless and the often rich color palette will be perfect for fall. I've always found that Mizrahi has a special gift for separates and his latest collections provides a number of beautiful examples reinforcing this notion. They just...

 

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