For Fall 2011, designer Alber Elbaz went for monochromatic outfits in classic silhouettes. Cocoon-like jackets and cape coats paired with pencil skirts along with wide-brimmed hats in black, brown, and red opened the show. But, as the show progressed, Alber demonstrated his emphasis on the female form with body hugging dresses with strong shoulders. Embellished necklines, structured hand bags, and menswear-inspired loafers added a finishing touch to the collection!
Milan Fashion Week Fall 2011 proved that Spring's ladylike trend is continuing on next season with a vintage flair. Lady retro looks were seen at Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Fendi, and Alberta Ferretti. Brilliant, bold colors, mod shapes, and bold contrasting patterns gave these polished ‘60s and ‘70s looks a hint of downtown edge. Watch to see our entire trend report from Milan! On Allison: Elizabeth and James jacket
Model Miranda Kerr wasn't the only fashionable face at the 2011 Balenciaga Fall show, which also counted Orlando Bloom and Anna Wintour among the front-row attendees. For Fall, creative director Nicolas Ghesquière took color-blocking and futuristic textures to a whole new level. Strong silhouettes were created with roped-leather vests and jackets, as well as fishnet tops paired with floral skirts in exotic prints. Watch our video for more from the runway!
The blazer is a classic staple that can be worn from the office to a sleek cocktail party. We took a cue from a few of our favorite runways, including Stella McCartney, Isabel Marant, and Peter Som, to give you three completely different ways to wear this menswear-inspired jacket. Whether you want a rock and roll vibe or want to continue on with the minimalism trend, here are three fresh ways to wear your favorite blazers. A big thanks to Nordstrom.com for providing the wardrobe selections. On Allison: Topshop jacket, House of Harlow necklace from Endless.com.
Gorgeous gowns continued to hit the red carpet long after the last Oscar statue was handed out. Hollywood's finest flocked to the Vanity Fair post-Oscar party at the Sunset Tower Hotel and looked fabulous! While we had a tough time choosing, Lea Michele, Kate Beckinsale, Rosario Dawson, Elizabeth Banks, and Jessica Biel topped our post-Academy Awards best dressed list! Watch to see what they wore! On Allison: Nicole Miller dress courtesy of RentTheRunway.com
From Gwyneth Paltrow’s gilded Calvin Klein gown to Mila Kunis’s lovely lavender Elie Saab to all the Versace, Marchesa, and Rodarte in between, the Oscars red carpet was filled with fancy frocks we couldn't get enough of! Check out the 10 super style-setters whose award-worthy dresses topped our best dressed list!
For Fall 2011, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana took us back to the mid-'80s with their totally fun D&G collection. Models were turned out in dresses and separates with alphabet prints all festively accessorized with colorful charm necklaces and high-heel, Converse-like sneakers paired with thick scrunchy socks. And while the first part of the runway show offered outfits in strictly black and white, the latter part quickly advanced to a neon spectrum that included thrilling hot-colored blazers. To see all the vibrant looks, watch our complete runway coverage now!
Moschino is always celebrated for its cheeky chic fashions, and the Fall 2011 runway proved no exception to the rule. The show was a healthy mix of bold, menswear-inspired suits topped off with old-time conductor hats and ladylike ensembles accented with evening gloves or streams of pearls. Highlights included a gold lamé maxi skirt and navy sweater combo and a stunning fur-trimmed metallic evening coat. To see all the wonderfully festive looks, watch our runway coverage now!
For Fall 2011, Miuccia Prada drew inspiration from the '20s and the '60s, offering dropped-waist dresses, wide-belted big-button coats, sheer shifts, and Mondrian-esque block prints all topped off with colorful python-print, knee-high boots. And despite the unfussy nature of the silhouettes, glamorous touches via vibrant fur, the aforementioned python, and colorful paillettes made the ensembles truly unique. To see all the groundbreaking looks, watch our runway coverage now!
Alberta Ferretti's Fall 2011 collection was unexpectedly vibrant, filled with shift dresses and suits in shades of fuchsia, petrol, and electric blue. The first half of the show was a parade of colorful daywear finished off by velvet thigh-high boots, while the second half offered signature cocktail and evening frocks with such festive embellishments like feathers, sequins, and lace. To see the full runway, watch our coverage now!
Over at Fendi's Fall 2011 show, models strutted down the runway in ladylike ensembles — complete with oversized ruffled fronts — accented by Crayola-colored and ribbed tights. Luxurious patterned furs, leather, and sequins provided delicious textural intrigue, while the occasional plaid blouse, color-blocked coat, or contrast-piping skirt offered a further layer of sartorial complexity. To see all the lovely looks, watch our complete runway coverage now!
For Fall 2011, Gucci pulled out all the deliciously opulent stops. Think fur coats and stoles, python-print leather, two-tone wide-brim hats, ruffles, feathers, and polka dots all in eye-opening jewel tones and with a nod toward the '70s vibe. Highlights included everything from sexy high-slit chiffon dresses to lavish ladylike looks. To see all the fantastic ensembles, watch our full runway coverage now!
London Fashion Week never disappoints when it comes to rich, energetic prints, and Fall 2011 was no exception. From tribal-infused separates at Sass & Bide and painterly pieces at Giles to graphic print knits at Matthew Williamson, designers across the pond made a statement with inspired patterns that we can't wait to get our hands on next Fall. Watch to see our full trend report from London Fashion Week!
Backstage at Mulberry's Fall 2011 show, stylesetters like Clémence Poésy, Fearne Cotton, and Rebecca Hall paused for a minute to share their favorite pieces from the collection, why they love the '70s vibe, and how Mulberry is just so British. Watch our video to hear all these lovely ladies discuss Mulberry now!
This year Mulberry's afterparty was attended by stunners such as Gemma Arterton, Kirsten Dunst, and Amber Le Bon. Find out who they're wearing and more juicy tidbits by watching our video coverage now!
London Fashion Week never disappoints when it comes to rich, energetic prints, and Fall 2011 was no exception! From tribal-infused separates at Sass & Bide and painterly pieces at Giles to graphic print knits at Matthew Williamson, designers across the pond made a statement with inspired patterns that we can't wait to get our hands on next Fall! Watch to see our full trend report from London Fashion Week!
For Fall 2011 Christopher Kane gave himself the challenge of finding a textile that was completely new, leading him to his collection filled with intriguing, otherworldly dresses made from liquid-filled plastic that metamorphosed and bubbled when worn. These colorful touches served as vibrant, unexpected trim to a slew of sexy black dresses as well as scale-like sequin frocks. To see the whole collection, watch our complete coverage now!
One of the easiest styles to achieve that off-duty look this fall is with an amazing poncho! From cropped chunky knit versions at Tommy Hilfiger to texturally intriguing knit and satin iterations at Alexander Wang, this outerwear option has us longing for cold weather. To get the full scoop on this dramatic silhouette, watch our full poncho trend report now.
For our third installment of New York Fashion Week trend reports, we’re bringing you one of the easiest styles to achieve that off-duty look: ponchos! From cropped chunky knit versions at Tommy Hilfiger to texturally intriguing knit and satin iterations at Alexander Wang, this outerwear option has us longing for cold weather. To get the full scoop on this dramatic silhouette, watch our full poncho trend report now.