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FW 13

(in alphabetical order)

 

 

 

#1

Alexander McQueen

The artistry of this collection stuns every season.  Jewel-like… dramatic… singular.  I love it deeply!

 

 

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#2

Ann Demeulemeester

The austerity of this season resounded strongly with me.  I love the coats… but also the leather bustier and wide pant.  Love the boots!

 

 

ann demeulemeester FW 13 #4ann demeulemeester FW 13 #13ann demeulemeester FW 13 #29

 

 

 

#3

Ann Sofie Back Atelje

I thought this image was stunning.  Perfectly Fall/Winter and very moody.  I would love to see the pieces up close… the fabrics look really beautiful… and love the clutch!

 

 

ann sofie back atelje FW 13 #5

 

 

 

#4

Balenciaga

What a great debut!  I particularly love the placement of the mirror so we get the joy of seeing the front and back simultaneously… and a lot of the drama was in the backs of the pieces!   Amazing, Alex!

 

 

balenciaga FW 13 #8balenciaga FW 13 #12balenciaga FW 13 #20balenciaga FW 13 #28

 

 

#5

Carven

Perfect layering!  Love the colors… Love the sportiness…  I’ve like almost every recent season of Carven!

 

 

carven FW 13 #3carven FW 13 #26

 

 

#6

Céline

Just so beautiful!  The shapes are perfect.  The fabrics are so luxurious.  The soft clutch… the boots… but then the buttons on the last overcoat… LOVE!!!!!

 

 

celine FW 13 #3celine FW 13 #7celine FW 13 #15

 

 

#7

Chalayan

Those who know me well, know how much I love Hussein Chalayan… one of the most unique and genuine designers I’ve ever met.  This season was a standout!  I love the fabrics.  The wide massive-cuffed denim pants with a perfect tough-chic jacket juxtaposed to a skinny jean, white crisp shirt and zippered black coat…  a kaleidoscope-of-color sheath…  the metallic-red jacket and skirt…  finally the red/white/black appliqué abstract floral dress…  just can’t say how much I loved it all!!!!!

 

 

chalayan FW 13 #2chalayan FW 13 #9chalayan FW 13 #15chalayan FW 13 #34chalayan FW 13 #39

 

 

 

 

#8

Givenchy

This was a favorite!  I just loved the rough and tumble floral biker sophistication running all through this collection!

 

 

givenchy FW 13 #2givenchy FW 13 #8givenchy FW 13 #12givenchy FW 13 #49

 

 

 

 

#9

Junya Watanabe

Oh Junya….  When he does his street sophisticate well… it sends me!  This zipper coat… The tweed slim coat over patchwork denim and red patent pump… mixed material red moto jacket with floral cuffed jeans!!!!!  It’s what I love most in Junya’s collection.

 

junya watanabe FW 13 #11junya watanabe FW 13 #15junya watanabe FW 13 #21

 

 

 

 

#10

Lanvin

I adored this Lanvin season.  It’s perfectly Parisian and feminine.  Each one of these dresses is so flattering… I have a difficult time choosing!

 

 

lanvin FW 13 #3lanvin FW 13 #8lanvin FW 13 #13lanvin FW 13 #45

 

 

 

#11

Undercover

So we are doing an 11.  I thought this look was divine.  Another piece I would like to see in person.  The intricacy of the bodice is astounding…. lace mini and crazy slatted knee-high boots.  Crazy!

 

 

undercover FW 13 #34

 

 

#12

Vika Gazinskaya

And a 12….

I can’t say enough about how much I love Vika and her collections!   They are a lovely and delicate balance of form, function and fantasy.  She’s a real talent!

 

 

vika gazinskaya FW 13 #3vika gazinskaya FW 13 #5