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!
Last season, Moschino gave us its irreverent take on the wild west; for Fall, it's all about the pomp and circumstance of military uniforms circa the Napoleonic era. Now mix that with tuxedo detailing, little black dresses, lamé, and pearls, and you have a typically cheeky Moschino show. Double-breasted jackets were threaded through with gold, which to modern eyes could pass for an old military reference or the costumes at band camp. More wearable were the tuxedos, with cropped pant silhouettes and sharply tailored jackets. Downright covetable were the little black dresses, one with ruffle detail. The most amusing part of the show? Coco Rocha strutting down the catwalk wearing a chicken hat.
- Trends: Tuxedo, military, menswear, LBDs, lamé, floral prints.
- Colors: Red, black, cream, white, gold, navy.
- Key Looks: The sophisticated little black dresses and the gold tuxedo.
- Accessories: Military caps, pearls, big gold jewelry, lace-up booties.
- Who Would Wear It: Women who like to play dress-up or want to play with a certain theme.
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!