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...

"The fabric innovation made things look quite new" - < WWD > "Chunky, viscose and leather knits worked a cozy street effect, while razor-thin velvet slips and sheaths skewed sexy in an adult, sometimes covered up, way" - < WWD > "There was not a look out of place in their fall...

" "Patterns were Ottoman, Moroccan or Chintamani-inspired; fur hats referenced frigid Himalayan winters" - < WWD > "The furs were as lavish as they were distinctive, whether in the abundant trim on a fabulous meaty cardigan, a feathered fox vest or a sleek, belted coat in fox-trimmed...

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...

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...

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...

I've talked constantly about the rise of Haider Ackermann, and now this season (and if not last) has been his moment. Attention has slowly moved away from John Galliano and onto the designer, with some noting him as possibly the next creative director of the house of Christian Dior. In my...

 

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