Reed Krakoff Fall 2011: He's Gonna Get to You

Reed Krakoff naysayers, take heed: Each season, the collection gets better. And each season, Krakoff becomes harder to ignore. You might not like how easy it's been for him, but you've just got to get over it. He's built Coach into a global power brand; are you really that surprised that he's got great personal taste, too? Styled by Edward Enninful, the first thing we must consider about the collection is the football shoulders. Most pieces--from a grey wool felt coat to a breezy chiffon dress in burgundy--boasted rounded and loose shoulders, a silhouette that is easier to pull off than it looks. (It adds balance to a full bottom and elongates legs.)
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Reed Krakoff naysayers, take heed: Each season, the collection gets better. And each season, Krakoff becomes harder to ignore. You might not like how easy it's been for him, but you've just got to get over it. He's built Coach into a global power brand; are you really that surprised that he's got great personal taste, too? Styled by Edward Enninful, the first thing we must consider about the collection is the football shoulders. Most pieces--from a grey wool felt coat to a breezy chiffon dress in burgundy--boasted rounded and loose shoulders, a silhouette that is easier to pull off than it looks. (It adds balance to a full bottom and elongates legs.)
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Reed Krakoff naysayers, take heed: Each season, the collection gets better. And each season, Krakoff becomes harder to ignore.

You might not like how easy it's been for him, but you've just got to get over it. He's built Coach into a global power brand; are you really that surprised that he's got great personal taste, too?

Styled by Edward Enninful, the first thing we must consider about the collection is the football shoulders. Most pieces--from a grey wool felt coat to a breezy chiffon dress in burgundy--boasted rounded and loose shoulders, a silhouette that is easier to pull off than it looks. (It adds balance to a full bottom and elongates legs.)

The other decidedly important element? The wrap style. Wrap skirts, wrap dresses, but tied low on the waist so as not to offend our figures. (For thick waisted people, wrap dresses that cut your mid-section in half are the kiss of death. I don't care what DvF or Stacy from What Not to Wear preach--they're wrong.)

My favorite looks were in felted wool--shades of grey, brown, and camel, mostly--but really, the whole thing was a desirable, cohesive idea, built on the previous two seasons. But what made it better was the ease. While there was a heaviness to his first two collections, this one seemed not too thin, not too thick: just right.

**Photos by Imaxtree.