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!
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!
Painterly pieces made a splash at Erdem’s Fall 2011 runway, which was filled with models turned out in ladylike dresses awash in impressionistic prints in a moody palette. Highlights included a dramatic floor-length fitted frock with shoes “painted” to match and a delicate and lovely A-line number in sheer black lace — a go-to fabric for Erdem. Watch the runway now!
For Fall 2011, designer Alice Temperley turned out models in cocktail and evening frocks and suits in a chic black, white, and red palette, often finalized with swiss-dot tights and long leather evening gloves. Sheer lace detailing and Art Deco prints rendered ensembles even more swoon-worthy, while polished beauty looks provided the perfect after-hours finish. To see all the black tie optional looks, watch our complete runway coverage now!
For Fall 2011, Vivienne Westwood invoked her signature kooky sartorial sense and marched models down the runway in mismatched prints, off-kilter coats, chunky marled knits, and even a cape made of rainbow feathers and topped with a crown for a vibrant and festive collection. To see all the eclectic British ensembles, watch our complete runway coverage now!
For Fall 2011, Issa designer Daniella Issa Helayel — who outfitted Kate Middleton in the blue frock that she wore to announce her royal engagement — turned out a collection inspired by "Giovanna Battaglia meets Andrea Dellal." Highlights included a bright red fit-and-flare coat, sexy printed maxi-dresses, and swinging jersey skater skirts. To see all the vivacious ensembles, watch our runway coverage now!
Topshop Unique is always a go-to for fun, trendy pieces, and their Fall 2011 collection did not disappoint! Filled with 101 Dalmation-inspired spots, Art Deco printed sweaters, blouses, and frocks, and fur trim galore, the runway made us more excited than ever for Topshop to make its way to LA. To check out all the whimsical ensembles, watch our entire runway coverage now!
For Burberry Prorsum’s Fall 2011 show, designer Christopher Bailey went with a swinging '60s vibe. Inspired by Jean Shrimpton, the collection included covetable coats in an array of bright colors and often featuring military details or luxe fur-trim. Vibrant plaid prints also made a cameo, as did this season’s answer to the iconic trench. To see the full collection, watch our full runway coverage now!