Now we are up to October 1, PFW Day 3. Yes this was the day that the ever talented Alber Elbaz sent his Lanvin collection down the runway. It should really be a national holiday, a day dedicated to the most beautiful clothes. Lanvin Lover’s day? It has a nice ring to it.
I love clothes which means that I love a lot of designers. However, I find that there are two or three that I know I will love every collection they put out. And Alber Elbaz is at the top of that list. His collection on Friday was absolutely gorgeous, dare I say, better than last seasons? The colors from poppy to the pale mint green were almost as stunning as the draping and movement of the clothes. If there is one thing Elbaz does best it is making women look incredible in his designs through the use of drapery.
The Christian Dior collection on the other hand was not nearly as good as last seasons. John Galliano is one of the best, however, I do not always admire his design aesthetic and taste level. His couture show in the summer inspired by flowers included some of the prettiest dresses I have ever seen, and the collection in the spring with the Victorian twist was gorgeous. But I really did not like his collection this fall except for the finale evening gowns, which in my opinion are his strong suit.
Isabel Marant is the cool girl. There is no way around it. Her clothes are always put together in a way that you wouldn’t think makes sense but somehow it does. Her sweaters this collection look so cozy I just want to run down to SoHo and buy all of them.
Vivienne Westwood knows how to make people talk. Her clothing is never shy or polite, and this season is no different. I can’t wait to see some model or celebrity try to pull of the heart blouses, and the first who does should really receive a round of applause.