Giambattista Valli’s fall 2011 collection was based on fundamental minimalism of a daywear: a timeless black and white combo mixed with a splash of colour and statement-making prints. The remarkable daydresses were outshone with breath-taking evening gowns he presented in the end of the show.
This collection from Alberta Ferretti is a mirror of the season’s leading trends where colours and a mod style play the first fiddle. Loaded with positive vibrations, rainbow-hued coats, shift dresses and tunic tops, the show was divided into two parts: the first part was a roundup of practical daywear, and the second featured ethereal, classic Ferretti dresses.
Looks like Peter Dundas who has been credited with injecting a youthful, sophisticated edge into the brand is a declared hippie himself. His fall 2011 collection featured a decadent hippie-deluxe look where prints, hand-painted renderings and sumptuous embellishments decorated the highest quality materials.
Frida Giannini is looking back to 1970’s again. Her fall 2011 collection was loaded with decade’s highlights. Most of her ensembles consisting of shirtwaist dresses, harem pants, and lean jumpsuits were accessorized with fedoras with feathers in the brim. There was fur, python, patent leather galore and the best colours I have ever seen.
Elie Saab impressed me with his Parisian-inspired pieces that were sent down the runway in a colour order. Black and buff, gray, dark red and an abstract multicolour print defined the whole collection. Saab worked his way through all sorts of dresses in each of those colours emphasizing the hourglass silhouette that was close to the body.