I think I've said before that I'm usually not that crazy about Dolce & Gabbana's collections because they're a little too trendy and a bit ott. SO not the case with this one! Dolce & Gabbana brought the nineties back with a South American flare. There was lots of lace, fringe, gothic cross chokers, and rose-patterned chintzes in ladylike silhouettes. I love the romantic white lace dresses layered over black leotards... there's something extremely caché yet suggestive about it.
Tomas Maier did Bottega Veneta's s/s '10 collection almost entirely in shades of cream. These beautiful monochromatic looks with pops of color in the shoes and bags are among my favorites.
"The clothes are meant to be a backdrop, a blank canvas, so the wearer can play with color and accessories to change the look and make it her own."
The modern minimalism at Jil Sander was a little bit more organic this season. The neutral-toned wide leg, billowy pants and belted blazers are the perfect unfussy silhouette for city dwellers like myself (I guess I'll be searching for affordable alternatives). One of my favorite looks is the rolled-cuff short and jacket avec épaulettes and two unexpected cut-outs at the sides. The collection has yielded many an investment piece, the beautiful sculptural shoes in particular; which begs the question if they are showpieces or if they will be produced.