MFW A/W11 Highlights

Roberto Cavalli
The rock'n'roll gypsy woman from Spring has changed : she is now tougher and seductive. If spring was all about delicate femininity, Autumn is all about fierceness, and I have to say that I absolutely love it!

Emporio Armani
Playing on the silhouette, this collection is featuring plenty of variations on trousers, skirts, jackets, coats and jumpsuits. Yet, trousers were belted for a pannier effect, shoulders were ruffled and pieces were layered for an interesting take on 1940s film noir. My favourite part? The jackets. They were exactly what you would expect from Armani's signature urban chic.

Gianfranco Ferré
Classic pieces might have been following each other on the catwalk, but they were never boring. From the very first look, a cashmere coat which buttoned up on one side and had two sculptural, satin-edged lapels and a stand-up collar, we could see how Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi reworked a woman's must haves in a structural and graphic way. 

Easy and chic, this is what Fendi's A/W 11 collection was. With pieces like knee-length skirts, buttoned-up blouses or even sweatpants in slouchy cashmere, it might have looked simple, but the colours, shapes and materials made this collection feel extremely luxurious. This is exactly what I was expecting from the Italian legendary house.

Gucci's 90th anniversary show was greatly inspired by the 70s, with culottes, pussy-bow blouses and sweater vests or fedoras. To give these pieces a modern twist Giannini went for surprising materials such as fur, python and leather. If this was already a good surprise, the evening wear was the highlight of the show with long, sheer, drapped gowns.

Playing on masculinity and femininity, tailcoats, tuxedos and riding jackets were the main focus of the show. If that sounds boring to you, you might want to take a second look. Indeed, most of the looks featured classic, timeless pieces but with an unexpected detail like a velvet bow, revers in a rose print, hot pink cummerbund or a captain's hat.

Moschino Cheap&Chic
Rossella Jardini chose to divide this collection by fashion capital : Milan, London, Paris and New York. Each city was introduced by a shift dress in a photo print of a famous landmark such as the Eiffel Tower or the Statue of Liberty. Milan was beige and sparkly, London was all about tartan, Paris was black and oddly enough, anything but chic and New York was sporty and glam. The designer might have said that Milan was "a little boring", but it was the highlight of the show as far as I am concerned.

Francesco Scognamiglio
"This is my favourite collection in the last ten years" said the designer and I have to say, it is one of my favourite too. I can't get over the beautiful gowns with the thight-high slits, keyhole dresses and silk blouses. No wonder Madonna decided to wear one of his pieces to the Vanity Fair Oscar party.

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- Elodie x
  1. really love the first photo !!

  2. Super!!! J adore
    Angela Donava