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BATD ON Oct 08, 2009 AT 1:31 pm

Hermès S/S 2010

Hermès S/S 2010

Hermès
The master behind this legendary brand has done it again. Jean Paul Gaultier has created a gorgeous range that will have you heading for the tennis courts just to show off the cute classic white pleated skirts.  He gave us a very sheer, transparent, and preppy collection with trademark Hermès scarves and Birkin handbags to accompany them.

The show opened with a clean palette of white, switching briefly to accents of burnt orange and navy blue sweaters and jackets. With floor length dresses, a blue suede blazer matched with chiffon blouse and pleated, see-through skirts. Gaultier discreetly hung fine strands of silver-link chains around the waists and necks of the models that gave them a delicate appeal. When women shop at Hermès they go in with the intention of getting something they’ll have in their wardrobe for life, so it’s quite tricky to pull off a trend without it carrying a “disposable” theme. Gaultier executes a superb collection that any women will want to keep for a very long time.

John Galliano S/S 2010 collection

John Galliano S/S 2010 collection

John Galliano
John Galliano knows how to put on a show and with his new collection for S/S 2010 he did just that. There’s been more and more talk about making fashion shows accessible to the public, through digital technology, so he wanted to express just how important and what a great experience a show can actually be. He lined the runway with lasers and floating bubbles that descended from the ceiling and then evaporated into smoking vapor. It was the ideal backdrop for one of his best shows to date, a 1920’s inspired femme-fatal.

Lace, feathers, and flappers would sum it up. Galliano begins with a romantic turquoise and black lace jacket, belted with diamonds, followed by a blue bubble skirt and lacey cocktail dresses. His colour palette stretched from ice blues, matte silvers, and nudes, to powder pinks and aquamarines. On the inspiration for the collection Galliano said, “It came from a research trip to L.A. I went around the old houses of Hollywood and imagined how stars like Tallulah Bankhead, Lillian Gish, and Mary Pickford lived.”

The front row was packed with the celebs and the industry’s top editors, with Katy Perry and her new beau Russell Brand, Dita Von Teese, Vogue’s Grace Coddington, and Bergdorf Goodman’s Jim Gold all making an appearance.

Miu Miu S/S 2010 Collection

Miu Miu S/S 2010 Collection

Miu Miu
Miuccia Prada’s fascination with youth was the inspiration for her collection this spring. Although you might tilt your head to the side and wonder if that’s really what she was thinking when she designed it, it’s still worthy of hanging in our closets this spring. 

I was questioning innocence, questioning youth,” Prada said backstage. “What do they mean today in a world that’s the opposite?” And with that she began the show with fitted pantsuits printed in a blue cats & birds pattern, reminiscent of our childhood, but in very sexy tailoring.

She displayed some nude mesh insets, embroidered with diamonds that definitely weren’t completely innocent. She also sent down little girl frocks, always with a little midriff showing. The whole look was very playful on a slightly nostalgic level, but her message of questioning youth, had us question if that was really the theme.

In the end Prada attracted a star studded front row that included Reneé Zellweger, Steven Klein, Kate Moss, Jamie Hince, and i-D’s Terry Jones.

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