Prada has an incredible handle on impeccable tailoring and desirable outerwear, and this season was no exception. While I usually appreciate almost all the pieces in a given collection, I’m not as thrilled this season. The tweed coats were dreamy, and several suits looked like they could be a wardrobe staple for years to come. Those aside, I’m probably not going to be lusting for anything sadly enough. The details were great, colors were great, but the composition of it all just isn’t my style.
Jeremy Scott over at Moschino decided it’s a good idea to play in the ’80s and ’90s with Space Jam at the helm. Quilted neon everything (down tot he boots), Looney Tunes, big gold chains, and spray painted gowns all had a turn on the runway. I love the quilted oversize backpacks that look like they can be my new carry-on for travel! Worth a mention: the inside out jeans, pockets flailing and all, are genius!
Costume National was my original basics with a subtle twist go-to label. True story, happened when I was a teen. It’s been well over a decade now, and I still love them! While nothing will exactly blow your mind, everything does happen to look like something you should own.
Just Cavalli always spells out “Italy” to me, maybe because the clothes are so in-your-face sexy and loud. This season experienced a bit more subtlety. Cavalli killed it with the outerwear, which I thought had the intense mix of textures it often deserves. And sticking to the ’70s inspired color scheme did wonders to the signature mix-match of patterns.
If you’re still looking for a dose of high-end athletically inspired gear, Marcelo Burlon County of Milan has an entire collection for you. I’m digging the downplayed looks with a rough edge- a la motocross jeans.
Fendi unmistakably wants you to experience a cozy (next) winter. The quilted dresses and coats looked like extremely fashionable duvets. Totally in love with the concept since I considered throwing a duvet over myself this NYC winter before stepping out. Even the fuzzy shoes looked cozy!
MaxMara‘s use of George Barris’ movie of Marilyn Monroe frolicking on a beach as a backdrop was not just a way to pretty up a set. The vivacious curves of the clothes coupled with the innocence of outerwear that swaths and cocoons in soft fabrics reproduced the late actress’ aura perfectly. The soft colors and femininity of the silhouettes were impeccable, but in true MaxMara spirit, the outerwear stole the show.
Guys that hexagonal mirrored pellet-fest on Les Copains final few looks gave me a tiny conniption. Because I want it. Now! I’m usually averse to the idea of being a disco ball, but I can see the slouchy turtleneck going so well with a pair of boyfriend jeans. Also that cardigan. Little girl bedazzle problems aside; the entire collection had every element for a successful fall day. The soft (and fuzzy) elongated cardigan paired with a gray knit and light trousers was a hit.