All Hands on Deck by Prada
Each look in one of the most outstanding shows of the season was decorated to perfection. Christophe Chemin artworks printed on white shirts. Charms and book pouches dangling from straps and belts. Sailor hats and matching corsets. It was a diverse collection, but all the pieces fitted together beautifully Genius. Pure Prada.


Grid Lock by Tod’s
Linear patterns were the core of Alessandra Facchinetti’s last collection for Tod’s. Fur-collared wool jackets in checks were worn with matching trousers. Leather trench coats, bomber jackets and skirts were whipstitched to give the illusion of grids. Bags, loafers and boots were topped with playful leather tassels.


Less is More by Hermés
The French maison epitomised minimalism, expressing luxury with subtlety and quiet sensuality. Highlights included a chevronpatterned mink coat that was double faced (because that’s what luxury is—something you feel on the inside), a studded suede ensemble and a floor-grazing salmon-pink bias-cut dress.


Swansong by Valentino

Swan Lake or Black Swan? Valentino had it covered in a show inspired by ballet— embroidered tulle gowns evoking the art form’s delicacy, studded black ensembles with rubber-soled combat boots evincing its strength. It was the final collection for design duo Pierpaolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chiuri before the latter left for Christian Dior.

Saint Hedi by Saint Laurent

The signatures of both Hedi Slimane and Yves Saint Laurent were all over the 42-look collection—the skinny silhouette (Hedi), Le Smoking Suit and the accentuated shoulder (Yves), the rock ’n’ roll looks of the models (pure Hedi). It’s difficult to imagine the house without the departing Hedi, who in four years has built it a whole new image.

 (Text by Justine Lee Photo by Jason Lloyd-Evans)


Tags: Fashion, Luxury, Winter, Autumn