Falling in Love with Spring 2011 Fashon Week

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Sometimes I sit and ponder if the internet was one of the best inventions or the worst inventions. For those of you who lust over the designer looks of fashion week – the internet is our friend, not our foe. In fact, the internet is our BFF.

While today marks the first day of fall, the fashion world is looking at designs for spring 2001.

Thanks to the amazing coverage by Style.com of Spring 2011 Fashion Week, today I bring you a recap of my favorite looks from the shows and presentations.

WARNING: This is one, really super long post! I didn’t intend for it to be this long, but there was just so much I loved!

White Hot

Victoria Beckham: This collection will spice up your life. I love the dresses Posh sent down the run way – especially the LWD aka the Little White Dress. You would expect some curve hugging frocks from Vicki, but I love the way these dresses give you a waist and the full skirt. Oh and from what I am reading – white is the hottest color of spring 2011!
Badgley Mischka: The theme of this show was “timeless glamour” and let’s just say that Mark & James (the designers behind the line) really brought that theme to life! I loved the flow-y simplicity of their designs.
Adam: I love the wearability of Adam’s designs. This white frock was one of my favs from the line; however, other designs included day-to-night pants, dresses, jackets and shorts.

Purple Rein

Jason Wu: The who is Wu was totally answered two January’s ago when Mrs. O decided to wear a white frock from this young American gent on Inauguration night. That dress launched Jason Wu into fashion stardom. I loved the bold colors and the asymmetrical designs from this line.
J. Mendel: LOVE the drapery and rushing of J. Mendel. This collection reminded me of that one hot Ramy dude that was on Project Runway. I wonder what happened to him.
Matthew Williamson: Each time I Googled my wedding dress designer, Matthew Williamson’s name would come up. So I looked into his designs and I fell in love with, as I started to call him, “the other Matthew.”

Orange Crush

Tory Burch: Most known her trademark logo ballet flats, I love the ready-to-wear-ness in the Tory Burch line. While most of us will never hit the red carpet, I find the Tory Burch line as one of those things we could maybe wear in normal life kinda collections.
Halston: True fashion confession – I’m not a huge SJP fan. So when she signed on to become creative director of Halston, I was like..yawn. While I do enjoy some of the vintage Halston designs, I am warming up to the newer designs – including this orange gem.
Luca Luca: When I browsed the pics from the Luca Luca show, the mix of dresses, skirts and pants left me feeling refreshed. Most of the line included wearable pastel colors, but this blood orange dress was one of my favs. Next to the LWD, orange was the hot color of the runways.

Golden Girls
Reem Acra: I call these next three dresses my golden girls. Let’s start with Reem Acra. My crush for Reem Acra started on the red carpet. I loved seeing hit looks by stars like Taylor Swift, Diana Aragon and Olivia Wilde in drop dead gorgeous designs. From the looks of this show, there should totally be some celebs rocking these designs during the 2011 awards season.
Prabal Gurung: Oh man. Every blog I read covering fashion week mentioned this name – and it isn’t going to be the last time you hear this odd moniker. Aparently Prabal is the new darling of the fashion industry. And with people like Anna Wintour pulling for you and a potential Target line, Prabal is going to become a household name!
Christian Siriano: I love this dress, but you’ll need to keep reading for my love affair with Christian.
Marchesa Maddness
Marchesa: While Marchesa is a hot red carpet favorite of many celebs, I love the cool, pale looks of these ruffley dresses. I love the mix of red carpet stunners, but also very wearable party dresses.
Brilliant Basso

Dennis Basso: When I used to walk to and from work in Chicago, the window displays at Dennis Basso would leave me speechless. I lie, they would leave me gasping aloud at his jaw dropping designs. I would stop and take photos, but I feared the PETA protestors. Dennis didn’t disappoint with his spring 2010 collection.

Crazy for Christian

Christian Siriano: I mean what can I say about Christinan. I’ve been swooning over this little designer with big ideas since his stint on Project Runway. The architecture and creativity is practically unmatched.
While this post needed to come to a much needed end, I must say that if you interested in further drooling, I encourage you to check shows from Mulberry, Oscar de la Renta and Naeem Kahn.

All photos were borrowed from Style.com.