SS11 fashion week was filled with amazing collections, which were in turn filled with inventive and unique fashions. We couldn’t just pick ten, so we’ve selected 20 top looks for you instead.
Forget diamonds–shoes are a girl’s best friend.
The SS11 runways were full of new “best friends” for shoe addicts everywhere. From Alexander McQueen’s and Rodarte’s sculpted wedges to Calvin Klein’s lucite and wood stilettos, there’s something for every girl, even sneakers (from Giles and Yohji Yamamoto, of course)! Trying to pick a favorite may cost you hours, so why not just love them all?
Click through to see the best of the best shoes from the Spring runways!
For SS11 designers turned to their animal roots, emblazoning their designs with portraits of their favorite furry friends. From Prada’s now famous monkeys to Tsumori Chisato’s tiger, jungle animals were the most popular, although Miu Miu went classy with swans and Giles showed some koala-looking blobs on intarsia sweaters. Which animal portrait would you wear?
Milan Fashion Week was high on drama, both on and off the runway. Abbey Lee rocked the sheer trend in real life. Erin Wasson looked sultry in Cavalli. Rachel Bilson kept it casual at Cavalli’s show. Jewelry designer Delfina Delletrez looked lovely at Fendi. And George Clooney was handsome as ever at Armani.
Forget about the Breton for the moment: A new stripe swept the runways at Milan Fashion Week.
The fashion that came off the runways in Milan this week was bright and bold and beautiful. From the DayGlo and Baroque and Latin flair at Prada, to the neon color blocking and couture silhouettes at Jil Sander, to the wedding-white lace confections at Dolce & Gabbana, Milan’s designers made an impressive showing this season.
It was my first time seeing the collections in Milan, so while I have less basis for comparison, all the heavy-hitting critics–Horyn, Menkes, Alexander–seemed to be in agreement that this season was one of the strongest showings from Milan in some time.
Here are my top nine looks.
She may be years away from fitting into runway clothes and should probably have been in school this past week, but, hey, that never stopped Tavi. Willow Smith, who has yet to reach double digits, spent last week accompanying her mom to Milan’s front rows.
Willow is already proving herself as a tween fashion force to be reckoned with. Honestly, she has an impressive sense of style for someone so young. Or, do you think she uses a stylist? Click through for her ensembles.
Which Vogue editor was forced to (politely) inquire about the wait at Versace after January Jones delayed the start of the show by just under an hour? We heard she was supposed to be at the 5 p.m. show and arrived to make the 6 p.m. show around 6:50 p.m. What gives January?
Watch out Lola Leon and Suri Cruise, nine-year-old Willow Smith is gunning for the title of most fashionable celebrity offspring. Sure, she doesn’t have a clothing line like Lourdes (yet), but her new single, “Whip My Hair,” sound pretty awesome, and this mini-Rihanna has got style for miles and works the red carpet like a seasoned pro.
Up next for Will and Jada Smith’s youngest? A stop in Milan to view the spring collections, of course. We hear she’ll be front row at Ferragamo on Sunday with mom Jada.
George Clooney, who almost always wears Armani but refuses to comment on his wardrobe, might sit front row at the designer’s show, according to rumors circulating around Milano.
I typically don’t get giddy about celebrities–unless we’re talking about Food Network stars or Chuck Bass–but to get a glimpse of Gorgeous George is would be pretty exciting. I’m kind of jealous of Leah.
Other celebrities set to appear at Armani’s Monday show include Megan Fox (snore), husband Brian Austin Green (hilarious), and Jada Pinkett Smith (that’s nice).