And we're back! We hope you all had a great holiday season, but now it's time for the 2012 grind. And with this grind brings us the Pre-Fall collections (I know, it feels like yesterday we were judging PF 2011), our favorites of which and a brief bio of said collections are below and multiple posts away.
Let's start with Stella McCartney. What a half-assed disaster. The first half of this tragedy brings us the terrifying memory of those ABC wooden cubes we were forced to play with in Kindergarten. Pair that idea with a bright (she didn't even have the decency to bless our presence with a sapphire toned) blue, unfairly cut to flatter only those who wish to spend another fortune on tailoring, two piece suit. It's so boxy, my size 10 arse could probably fit into that sample size. See below.
The second half is a God-sent. I would wear the hell out of this white coat. The cut is miraculously flattering and the shoulders give that weird vibe that I'm attracted to for some reason. Second, those huge pockets on the black coat serve as two full clutch sizes, and I can tell you from living in this Sonia Rykiel coat for five days that they are very convenient and useful.
Moving on with Givenchy. Thus far our favorite theme and photography. I love that the clothing and models are controlled and the background is completely random. It's the contrast I beg photographers for on a daily basis, but am rarely granted. There's really nothing negative about this collection; it's practical, wearable, and trendy. I'm still waiting for Tisci to deliver a fail collection.
I also just want to note that no one can work pony hair like Ricardo. No one.
Images Courtesy of Vogue.com