I firmly believe that Fall/Winter runways are always much more intense and interesting than the Summer/Spring runways. The opportunities that designers have to incorporate layers, heavy colors, dramatic make-up, etc. always allows for a more interesting show. I have chosen the top five Fall RTW 2010 runways. Take a look:
I had never heard of Iceberg until today. What fantastic designs! Alfred Hitchcock is the brilliant mind behind these designs. A mix of menswear and voluptuous furs allowed for a youthful, fun runway. I did not see one ensemble that did not look ready-to-wear. At Iceberg it was all about the length. The checkered blouses were worn with calf-length pencil skirts, long ribbed cardigans were paired with ankle-cropped pants. Men’s shirts were worn suspended from the shoulders and a black ribbon which added such a feminine, beautiful touch. Absolutely fantastic.
There are so many brands included in this post that I have never heard of! Pollini is yet another powerhouse that I knew nothing of until today. Pollini was rugged, chic and simple. Jonathan Saunders created such a grunge vibe in his designs, yet everything felt feminine as well. A complete winner!
Emilio Pucci’s RTW collection is more of a dream than ready-to-wear. He stayed true to his exotic patterns and colors, sleek furs and a fantastic mix of colors. The collection was sexy, dark and a perfect fit for the red carpet.
Les Copains is one of my favorite collections of all times. The mix of colors, patterns and fabrics let me speechless. I absolutely loved everything from their knitwear to the model’s sleek, straight hair and dark make-up.
Gareth Pugh was my favorite surprise from the bunch! Pugh is usually completely extreme – almost to the extent that it looks like no real person could pull off his designs. However, this time around the collection was wearable and almost plain. Absolutely Ready-to-Wear.