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2009 March 10

Runway Reviews

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(PARIS) Stella McCartney
Nobody makes suiting look as sexy as Stella McCartney, and the designer wisely returned to her roots for Fall with a collection full of well-executed building blocks. Hip-length single-button tuxedo jackets, plain-front wool overcoats and throw-on silk blouses are the stuff of investment next season. But as always, Stella has her statements, like those sassy alterna-fur jackets made of wool instead of shearling. The touches of humor make her more serious clothes all the more compelling--this season, that means slip dresses. Beautifully constructed and trimmed with eyelash lace, this understated way of dressing up feels completely right. All in all, McCartney offers a feel-good experience unlike any other in fashion.

Viktor & Rolf
“We’re were inspired by the splendor and eternity of Greek and Roman statues," said Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren. “In this time of instability, you want a lasting stability. Everything that’s up, has to come down. So, whatever lasts has to have profound meaning.” The designers certainly made most of their mini-comeback to put an ethereal and stunning Alex de Betak-produced showcase. They envisioned every mannequin as a mainstay at Metropolitan’s left corner. They draped them, they covered them with phenomenal trenches and coats, and embellished them with beautiful chiffon tops. The designers truly mesmerized the audience with their aura and their last dewy confection dresses--probably breaking the architectural and autumn hues mode, but giving us something to eternally look forward to from these two.




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