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Oscar de la Renta Bridal Collection Spring 2011 was beautiful. Oscar de la Renta Bridal gowns are known for their exquisiteness. For Spring 2011, Oscar de la Renta presented dresses in a lot of styles, keeping in mind everybody’s taste. Just like Reem Acra Spring 2011 Bridal Show and Douglas Hannant Spring 2011 Bridal Collection, ritzy designer fashion was exhibited.

It is must to see collection for every bride to be. There are stylish ball gowns with frills and pleats, very ritzy, simple and classy dresses. Strapless Bridal gowns are very much in fashion and desired by every bride to be as it accentuate one’s personality and make bride look like a princess on the most special day of her life. Oscar de la Renta ball gowns presented in show were breathtakingly beautiful. Continue>>

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For Pre-Fall 2010, Christopher Bailey took Burberry Prorsum back to its roots with a strong showing in outerwear and an overall militaristic feeling. Burberry Prorsum Pre-Fall 2010 collection displayed a battalion of weatherproof wool felt coats cinched with chunky belts, leather and shearing aviator jackets, and classic trenches.

Just like Burberry Prorsum Fall 2009 collection, it was trench coats who ruled this Pre-Fall 2010 season too. The trench silhouettes were shown in a multitude of textures from wool to fur. Bailey did his best in creating a perfect juxtaposition of menswear with feminine silhouettes.

The palette of this collection is completely fall with rich olive tones as well as navy, burgundy, and black. Winter white and purple made a splashing appearance too. The collection is full of wardrobe staples with a fine tailored and best fit. Though militaristic, the collection is still supremely feminine with every piece being tailored to a woman’s every curve. Check out some pics from the collection! Continue>>

Burberry Prorsum Pre-Fall 2010

Burberry Prorsum Pre-Fall 2010

Zac Posen is stepping into a new line by launching Z Spoke, a lower-priced line that is to be sold exclusively at Saks Fifth Avenue in Spring 2010. The American designer has a new Sportswear endeavor in this 60 piece collection. The collection is largely made up of separate pieces such as knitwear, cotton shirts, and pleated khaki shorts which he describes as “minimalist and utilitarian.”

“We’ve had so much pressure from press and retailers to build out our collection into more American sportswear look in our top line,” Posen tells WWD. “To me, it’s more appropriate to build a whole brand and collection around this price point. Chic sportswear should be at this price point.” Speaking of price point, cotton Tshirts will start at the lower price of $78 where as a knit dress can reach anywhere to $675, while the Zac Posen collection ranges from $900 to $12,000, with some of the custom pieces fetching upwards of $20,000. Continue>>

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Days are getting shorter and the wonderful Pre-Christmas season is upon us. Minced pies, carols and twinkling and shimmering of a thousand lights are creating a mesmerizing spectacle. Bring that magical atmosphere into your home, with Swarovski’s Holiday Collection 2009.

The 2009 holiday gift line of Swarovski features a beautiful collection of annual Christmas ornaments, decoration pieces, and crystal jewelry that are epitome of elegance. Every year, the annual Swarovski Christmas Collection is issued with each offering a little bit of magic and also passing a tradition of collecting a piece of crystal that can become a family heirloom. Continue>>

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Paul & Joe Spring/Summer 2010 collection was a surprising change from flashy metallic and over the top lines previously shown in Paris Fashion Week runway shows. The collection, stays true to understated color with fabulous and flamboyant styles. Sophie Albou’s lineup included Victoriana blouses, Liberty print shirts with white bibs, and bustier frocks in mini gingham checks with cotton lace trims.

This collection channeled western style with a pinch of prairie girl. Her designs were great staple pieces, including trousers and blouses, shoulder handbags, hats, the flowy short skirts, and the subtle beauty of models. Here’s a sneak peak at what you’ll see for Spring 2010. Continue>>

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Kate Moss Christmas 09 Collection for Topshop is going to hit stores tomorrow, but Kate Moss fans can start making their style hit lists today. We have a sneak peek of supermodel’s new Topshop collection. Kate Moss has added nightwear to her new high street line for the very first time. This Christmas collection not only features signature statement dresses and jeweled knitwear, but kimono bed jackets, pretty slips and vintage-style lingerie sets also.

Moss’s new-season must-haves can be seen on the lady herself in ad campaign to sell like hot cakes as usual. The plunging sequin minidress, asymmetric bamboo print frock, and rose geisha blouse should all fly off the shelves when they’ll hit Topshop stores tomorrow. Continue>>

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After designing bridal gowns for nineteen years, Vera Wang is not in the business of creating something that fits typical commercial mold. The miraculous bridal gown designer Vera Wang presented her latest bridal collection in New York.

Her latest Fall 2010 bridal collection presented in New York, symbolized why she is known for taking bridal to a high fashion and artistic level. She is expert in creating gowns that could as easily walk down an haute couture runway as they could down the wedding aisle. Continue>>

Real people have always been good at adapting designer styles and high street in an attempt to make them reflect their own personality. But this is a fact that hasn’t always been recognized by top designer brands.Now the tide-flow seems to be shifting. With the help of renowned figures opting street styles, the tastes and preferences of stylish urban people is beginning to prove a greater source of inspiration for designers.

Trend spotters are combing through the chain of blogs in a feverish search for next big thing in fashion world. Here are some street styles spotted on various people in big fashion cities like New York, London, Milan and Paris. Enjoy!! Continue>>

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Double respect is due to John Galliano for making fabulous designs and setting a romantic mood for Christian Dior this season. Show was inspired by a ‘film noir’ backdrop of a derelict warehouse, suffused with shadowy light and dry ice.In keeping with Bacall-Bogart theme, the trench-coat was a key piece, worn with jeweled-lace petticoats or satin French knickers.

The 1940s mode was embraced by vintage-look short dresses, in floral chiffon with ruffled skirts, or in metallic Lurex, pointelle knits, hemmed to enhance bust and featuring built-in wears and knickers.Necklines were tied with bows, puffed sleeves and high, platform wedge-shoes that echoed retro vibe. The exposure factor was particularly compelling when black lace came over jewel-bright purple or fuchsia satin. Continue

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Christophe Decarnin has always done excellent job for glittery, and highly padded shoulder designs. It’s a known fact that cost of his single jacket (costing $9,000 or thereabouts), could pay for an entire wardrobe of Balmain knockoffs for ten teenage girls. But it hardly matters for fashion enthusiasts who are crazy for Christophe designs.

For Spring 2010, Decarnin brought another whammy of a no-brainier blockbuster. His army of sleek-limbed, sizzling super-girls strode out with huge-shouldered, metal-epaulet military tailcoats with tattered T-shirts, and bullet belts slanged around artfully stained and holed jeans. Continue>>

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Gareth Pugh, young British designer famous for his extreme, cyber-gothic, all-black, collections, made it a grey day at Paris Fashion Week. He created a melancholic vision in every shade of grey from smoke to pewter. Pugh mixed menswear and womens-wear in his show. His men’s clothes were significantly more restrictive than women’s. Models were dressed in such a way that it was almost difficult to identify them.

His first outfit, a trench belted, over a floating chiffon dress, in tone-on-tone shades of gray, set the mood for show. Models were done with a shaded face makeup as though they’d walked through an ash cloud, with grey head wraps. They marched to mournful sound of strings and drumbeats, a Matthew Stone soundtrack that featured a stentorian interpretation of the theme from Requiem for a Dream. Continue>>

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Giorgio Armani looked in future and explored the world of ‘plastic fantastic’ in his younger, Emporio Armani collection at Milan Fashion Week. Armani exploded colors like fireworks on graphic PVC catwalk, sending a clear signal that he is back once again, working at full creative power after battling with hepatitis over summer.

It was designer’s second show in Milan, but this collection delivered an equally vibrant Giorgio Armani main line for spring/summer 2010. Bikinis and swimsuits were bedecked with Plexiglas brooches and necklaces as bright as molten lava, while sandals featured crimson Perspex heels and ankle-straps. Short, party dresses in Vesuvian shades of fuchsia and bright orange, were cinched with shiny, shocking-pink, and patent-leather belts. Continue>>

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Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana took us on a sexy and wild gambol through the American West for Spring. With wagon-loads of faded denim snap-front shirts and holey boyfriend jeans, the line-up included creamy lace blouses and tiered maxi skirts, a saddle-leather bustier dress, laser-cut suede bloomers and minis, and eyelet for just about everything.

The D&G Women’s collection for Summer 2010 was inspired by British woman, elaborating the classic cowboy wardrobe in order to dress urban cowgirls. The duo used suede and perforated leather with sobby white lace, chiffon and Mickey or Minnie Mouse printed on it. till, But there were a few surprises as well, notably in the form of boxy pinstripe suits with western lapels and cropped, cuffed pants. Continue>>

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Three years back, Christopher Kane brought skin-tight, body-conscious’ trend at London Fashion Week. But now, he’s back with his more sweeter, and more feminine collection for spring/summer 2010, shown under Topshop NewGen umbrella yesterday at LFW.Kane, 27, dropped thigh-high trend he once favored, and which was predominated at New York Fashion Week last week, by lowering hemlines to a refined, on-the-knee level.

Gone were the days when sprayed-on, lingerie-looks in fluorescent lace; rock-chick velvets and snake-skins were in. But, American-gingham dresses, in pink, navy and chocolate, spruced-up as Sunday Best, has covered them all, while gospel music played on soundtrack. Continue>>

If you’re looking for a perfect little white dress for next summer, then there’s officially only one place to head, and that’s Osman. His latest Spring/Summer Collection for 2010 was produced entirely in pure white, with a few highlights of gold here and there.

The collection looked influenced by North Africa and Japan clothing styles.Injecting a breath of summer cool to the day’s proceedings, Osman’s every summer staple was awesome. Cotton shirts with pleated chiffon panels across front, cropped cigarette pants, beautifully draped take on polo shirt, full mini-skirts and short tailored jackets, all his white dresses were beautifully incarnated. Continue>>

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Red themed creations were highlighted at the sensual sounds of samba, in Caroline Charles’s collection for Spring/Summer 2010 at London Fashion Week. ‘Girls from Ipanema’ were seen in cute frilled bikinis and one-pieces in large and small polka dot, and spot motifs.

The ‘tequila sunset’ patterns continued in empire-line dresses with ruffled sleeves and necks. The dresses were featured with drawstring details at side to display more tanned thigh. Ooh la la!! Continue>>

Michael Kors had a clear vision for his new RTW Spring 2010 Collection. The key features of his collection were strategically placed pieces of colorless acrylic material, adding lightness and sex appeal to a season of “urbane renewal.”

The show was kicked off by Noah Mills and Carmen Kass. Carmen was wearing white leather shift dress with a zigzag of zippers down the front. A bleach-splatter fitted dress, silver crimple lame sheath and black “cage” dress with an abbreviated bodice and checkerboard of black patent leather as its back all looped back to Kors’ interest in graphics and architecture. Continue>>

Michael Kors Spring 2010

Michael Kors Spring 2010

In place of polo fields or tony stomping grounds, this time Ralph Lauren took us back to 30’s and 40’s fashion trends. The collection was inspired by character of worker, farmer, cowboy, and pioneer women of prairies, as he wrote in his program notes.Models were seen in newsboy caps wearing faded and torn oversize jeans with blue work shirts, patchwork overalls, and nightshirts in mattress-ticking stripes. The line was cinematic like most of Lauren’s collections. After some white cotton organdy dresses and some thirties suits, pinstriped three-pieces with cropped and gathered pants were seen on the ramp.Continue>>

Ralph Lauren Collection

Ralph Lauren Collection

Marc Jacobs seems to be on mission to keep the funky outfits in fashion. For his Marc by Marc Jacobs line there were bright, mismatching colors, clashing prints, or color-block jumpsuits in emerald green and a prom dress in peacock blue.All topped off with enormous Fergie bows on heads for a distinct touch of the 80s. His spring 2010 ready-to-wear collection at New York’s fashion week brought somewhat jarringly bright colors and patterns to runway, impressing many and surprising some. Continue>>

MARC-BY-MARC-Jacobs Collection

MARC-BY-MARC-Jacobs Collection

Inspired by the Mediterranean, christian siriano opts for neutrals to showcase his first several pieces for Spring 2010. The collection was paired with grand floppy hats, to present the feel of seaside relaxation and high class.The prolific line included fun, lady-like cocktail dresses evoking 80s trend in the softest possible way. Colors ranged from peaches, creams and champagne tones to blue lagoon watercolor splash to an orange-red that were virtually setting dresses ablaze. Continue>>

Christian Siriano Spring 2010 Collection

Christian Siriano Spring 2010 Collection

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