No matter the silhouette or color palette of BCBG's Fall 2008 collection, one thing was a constant much like the Spring 2008 collection: belted waists.

Floor-length dresses, mini frocks, tulip skirts, long blazers, pleats, one-shoulder styles, and silky fabrics were all tied pretty with rope-like belts, which provided an overall at-ease vibe. The silhouettes and fabrics were far more interesting to me than the color scheme, which included mostly neutrals and some mellow jewel tones. I envision a stylish but safe fashionista embracing this collection.

Speaking of safety, one model took a spill on the runway. It doesn't happen very often with such professional models but when it does I must report. I believe it was Anabela Belikova — but she bounced right up. A smooth save, a smooth collection.

To see lots more of BCBG's Fall offerings, plus a video, read more