Every Spring, as the weather warms up and the days start getting a bit longer, my Dad recites this poem: Spring is sprung, the grass is riz. I wonder where the birdies is? They say the bird is on the wing, but that's absurd! I thought the wing was on the bird.
That poem is totally inappropriate for this Fall/Winter post, not to mention the fact that I'm not in Canada anymore, so it's actually fall where I live, not spring, but it was the first thing that came to mind when I thought "season." Also, who can't do with a good Dad Joke every once in a while.
Moving right along.
With the FW shows finishing up, I thought it was high time to get my act together and write a post, because I know you're all DYING to know which totally expensive, beautiful designer garments I would buy if only I had that disposable income I keep requesting for my birthday every year. (Wealthy people in my life, that's a hint. I need a benefactor to keep me well shod and clothed. In exchange, I'll call you every day to tell you how smart and pretty you are, and how much everyone loves you, especially me.)
I haven't included any of the New York shows because I wasn't that impressed. Alexander Wang's collection sums up what I didn't like about a lot of the New York shows. There were too many exposed midriffs, thigh high stockings and and lumpy looking clothes and I guess I'm the last to notice, but the 90s are unfortunately back. I feel a bit mean and unfair singling out one designer to showcase what I didn't like about some of the FW collections (especially since I think said designer is usually pretty damn amazing), so I'll stop harping on the negative and talk about some collections that I did like.
Here we go with the crème de la crème of the FW collections in all their lovely, be-coated glory.
Bow down to Phoebe Philo at Celine because she's done it again, capturing a luxurious simplicity in the colour palette and cut of this collection. Her use of leather is a bit more restrained than in her SS10 collection; she features more leather embellishments rather than models kitted out head to toe.
Check out the silver pin at the collar of the dress below. This collection is about subtle details rather than sometimes unwearable, in-your-face prints and shapes.
Maybe one day I'll regret saying this, but Prada can do no wrong. The dainty but toasty-looking knee socks, swinging coats and dresses and graphic, messy plaids are brilliant. Anyone keen to join me in robbing a bank so we can go shopping at Prada? We wouldn't steal more money than we needed, just enough for one outfit and maybe a taxi to the Prada shop and a champagne lunch afterwards. You know, the essentials.
Good thing I saved my money not buying Rodarte for Target, because now I'm that much closer to buying one of these looks from Rodarte. If I could even get my hands on a pair of the shoes, I would truly find meaning in this life.
And now for something completely different, and dare I say...Unique. (Oh man, I'm batting 1,000 with the lame jokes today)
I never imagined that uni-browed babes in the woods could look quite so deliciously warped and beautiful. Topshop Unique, I'll be watching you for more beautiful work, but in an I-love-you way, not in a stalker way.
Since Topshop Unqiue just blew all of our minds, I thought I should finish up with something more subdued. Here's Stella McCartney doing simple, beautiful tailoring like no one else can.
Notice the wide cuffs at the bottom of the pants. I might need to get a bit more money from that bank robbery to pick up a pair of these pants.
Of course there are a gazillion more looks I'd love to include, but this post is getting perilously close to essay length and I don't want to blow up your computers with too many images and expressions of LOVE.