Friday, March 18, 2005


Are we seeing more rounded shoulder shapes this fall? They're definitely a little larger than last year.

Cute skirt shape with high, Edwardian collar on the very cropped jacket.

The same jacket in leopard.

Interesting wrap shape with one side thrown over the shoulder. Perhaps a continuation of the ruana trend, and a move past the poncho.

Easy sweater with a nice tie closure. Definitely a padded shoulder here.

Nice skirt with extended pockets. A great architectural shape, but always somewhat difficult to wear.

Lovely classic coat with cummerbund.

I believe this is a low hip length sweater over a skirt with a flounce. Wish we could see the details a little better.



Nicolas Ghesquière

Lots of military influence here too, and loads of toggle closures. Fun little rolled bow at the neck.

Cute decorative toggles that don't actually do anything.

Turnbuckle closures this time.

A nice, wide funnel neck and cuffs on top and pants.

A quilt block effect with stripes on a nice deep turned down cowl collar, with another block on the dress beneath.

Another quilted effect, with denim binding.

Still the tailored jacket with casual pants. Blouse with high, pleated ruffle collar. Lots and lots of fur this fall; certainly a removeable collar.

Amazing feathered ruffles, but the double hem is what is most interesting. He shows this on tops also.

A cuffed hem and patch pockets are also details seen often here.


Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Anna Sui

Darling top with 2 welt pockets at the hip, and 3 across the top.

A real Anna Sui color combination. She's been using that red violet for several seasons.

Great color combination, and wild patch pockets on the jacket. Orange seems to be a prominent accent color.

Very chic boucle sheath with velvet bodice and bow, and matching jacket.

Great jacket and top combo. The pants leave a little to be desired.


Alexander McQueen

Great welt pockets on the first Tippi Hedren look-alike.

Darling caped suit with passementerie.

Another beautiful passementerie jacket in a different shape.

Another nice swing coat, in boucle, with a nicely pegged skirt.

Handknit sweater suit with applied knitted flowers.

Unusual collar/scarf combination, and draped skirt.

Well, this is certainly unusual, although strangely appealing. The detail shot shows the extravagant use of button embellishment, and the many bound buttonholes. I love the skirt fabric, which looks hand painted.

Embroidery encrusted cardigan shown with a silky skirt with kilt closures.

What a great use of a huge, although somewhat muted, bias plaid. This neckline shape is being shown quite a lot this fall.


Friday, March 11, 2005

Pucci (by Lacroix)

Very interesting trench coat. The collar shape is quite unusual.

Ethnically beaded bag.

Extended shoulders may be making a comeback.
Very cute; it kind of reminds me of the Units phenomenon about 15 years ago or so.

Beaded and sequined pins on a needlepoint background.

Masterful handling of a print.

Wrap coat with deep, deep dolman or kimono sleeves. Gold fabric patterning may be sequins.

Darling sleeveless jacket.


Thursday, March 10, 2005


Okay, just ignore the shorts, knickers and bloomers, and concentrate on the jackets, etc. Don't you love the hats, though?

Almost a line-drawing of a jacket. All the curves, the shapes, the pocket flaps, the silhouette; everything looks as if it had been drawn in 2 dimensions rather than sewn in 3. A perfect archetype of today's jacket, except for the addition of the little tied collar, which is very cute.

Cute update on the jeans jacket, with snaps, and very accessible.

Wide revers with no collar, and asymmetrical closure.

Graphic, dot-like print, in a near-poncho style. I think it's a particularly square wrap jacket-top with a shoulder closure. Wouldn't this be cute in a heavy, drapy silk crepe, lined to the edge? Nice and breezy for summer too.

One of many perfect suits.

Lovely collar and neckline, at least what can be seen in black.

Same collar in red. Nice asymmetry, and I like the side closure.

Interesting contrast collar facing. This could be done on any garment. It really frames the face.

The first real swing coat I've seen in a runway show for a while.

Extremely graphic fabric with piped armscye and sleeve seams.

Gorgeous tweed jacket with that collar again.

The ultimate shrunken jacket?

Interesting embellishment. Almost looks like applied roving, and there's that softened skirt hemline he's showing a lot. It's almost on its way to being a bubble skirt.

Lovely beaded jacket.