Thursday, January 15, 2009
Clockwise, from top left: Calvin Klein, Lanvin, Etro, Balenciaga, Chloe, Devi Kroell
I'm thrilled about all the amazing geometrical shapes designers are pulling out for Spring. My favorites might be Francisco Costa's origami-like constructions for Calvin Klein, but I forced myself to only pick one for my Picasa collage. Lanvin has a similar-style pieces, like the skirt above (I love that it's neutral and not overdone), but the rest of the collection focuses more on draping (fabulous draping). Etro had these stand-out balloon pants that I couldn't ignore, meanwhile, Balenciaga maintained that wonderful space-age style it's known so well for by balancing bell shapes with tightly-pulled jersey across the torso. Chloe featured wonderful curved shapes throughout much of its spring collection, but I like the addition of the scalloped detail. Last, but not least, I love the collar on this magnificent kimono-esque coat from Devi Kroell's debut ready-to-wear collection.