Around The World In 6 Designers

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Winter Love

Words cannot descrie how in love I am with A/W1011 Chanel and D&G.

Summer was over a long time in thefashion world so bring on winter knitwear.


Golden Eagles to Golden Lions

It's hard to believe that nearly 5 months have passed since McQueen committed suicide. Despite what some have said, McQueens name and brand continues to live on without him. Visitors to the Hampton Court Palace Flower show will be able to see a flower that was personally chosen by himself, to give to his friend Isabella Blow named Alexander's Issie.
McQueens Fall 2010 collection was his final to be designed by himself before he passed and was shown to a small audience rather than a catwalk show. With bright golden tones and rich red velvet fabrics McQueen designed a collection that was fit for royalty with a theme around a golden eagle.
Moving on 4 months and Chanel have shown their Fall/Winter 2011 collection that I can't help but see the similarities to. Lagerfeld used a golden lion to center the catwalk with designs that used similar golden embroidery and red fabrics similar to McQueen.
McQueen has always been known to set trends and it seems that Lagerfeld is picking up on this hot trend.

A/W this and next uses gold as a key colour while using accessories to enhance the look. When shopping for trends think embroidered fabrics and tapestry's, we've all seen them in medieval castles, so now expect to see in High street fashion.


Mens Spring/Summer 11

2457 catwalk models later and I have finished looking through next years collections. For a Spring/Summer collection many designers such as YSL, Rick Owens, Neil Barrett, Kris Van Assche and Givenchy have mainly used black as their main colour, with Dior Homme using only black and white. It seems that some designers may have forgotten that it will be the summer where black coats and suits should be kept for winter months.

I finally got the collections down to 46 outfits I think work, and would mainly wear.
The main designers I picked out were Moschino, Trussardi 1911 and Burberry Prorsum.

Below is a selection of 5 of my favourite looks out of the 2457 to choose from. I like these outfits as there casual and fitted where it matters. The materials work well with their surroundings, but my must have and favourite are 3D glasses. I've been looking for a pair of these for ages but they don't seem to make sunglasses versions, yet!! At least they will have at least one buyer because I am in love with them.

Viktor and Rolf

Jean Paul Gaultier

John Varavatos

Raf Simons


Now that next years style is set it's time for highstreet fashion to catch up and to choose the looks which all of us will follow.