For this season's highlights, I have handpicked the best looks from my top 5 shows. There's something for everyone. The minimalist, the flamboyant, the feminine even the sultry look. Jil Sander was emotional. It's Raf Simon's last collection (he emerged red-faced with tears streaking down his face and a hand over his mouth at the end) and everything looks so in place. From the runway, to the color palette, to the new shapes. With Jil Sander's return to the fashion house she founded in 1968 after an eight-year absence, I can say that there's a lot to anticipate from the minimalist master.
1. Jil Sander
Gucci is dramatic, as always. Still using the similar silhouette from seasons ago, the collection was pretty impressive. Still loving the sheer black chiffon as a blouse, very chic. As well as the dress below.
3. Dolce & Gabbana
"Italy has one of the strongest traditions in European arts. The understanding, elevation and reverence of this artistic heritage is what lay behind the Dolce&Gabbana FW13 Womenswear collection."
Intricately embroidered dresses and bodysuits are presented based on the central inspiration of the collection: Baroque opulence.
After a couple seasons full of fruits, now flowers are back. Chiffon dresses and separates printed with flower still lifes and cherubs are the most intricate.
4. Emilio Pucci
Sexy but far from revealing. Very classic dresses in black, full length and midi. My favorite so far.
5. Bottega Veneta
Very sleek, modern, sharp suits, tailored pants, Thomas Meier explained his collection:
“The look is covered up and the materials are virtually impenetrable, yet the effect is powerfully physical.”
"Meanwhile, '40s-inspired shift dresses were injected with a modern touch via sliced leather insets and statement prints."
To those who crave ladylike polish with a modern edge.
Images from Citizen Chic.