Balloon sleeves, a big trend for fall, flow beautifully in shimmering silk and lend a modern Marie-Antoinette vibe to this Roksanda look. The exaggerated silhouette of the dress let the boots stand out as they should, and the velvet and glittering brocade sat beautifully together.
It's easy to see why Moda Operandi have championed Huishan Zhang from the beginning, with elegant looks like this. A pearl trim here, a ruffle there, and you have a perfectly modern evening look, with not a gown in sight.
The Peter Pilotto show notes described this collection as being 'pulled along by a frosty thread of nordic symbolism.' Icy glaciers and even a hint of a treacherous mountain road are painted beautifully onto this coat, a one-off piece designed in special collaboration with artist Caragh Thuring.
A dress like this simply would not have been possible 10, or perhaps even five years ago. Fabric technology has come along way, and Peter Pilotto and Christopher de Vos continue to impress with their bonding techniques, and overlay of embroidery onto the finest of lace.
At first glance — and to anyone not in the industry — this might look a bit nuts. But to see it in real life is to see the single ostrich feathers bounce with each step, and flow behind her beautifully as she walked.
It doesn't get more English girl than this. A sparkly party dress, some hole-speckled tights and a heavy parka with a jazzy trim. Does it sound crazy if we think she could go anywhere in this look?
Today's Erdem collection made us think just how perfectly suited he'd be at Nina Ricci, or even Oscar de la Renta (should Peter Copping ever get bored). His gowns deserve far more red carpet action than they receive currently, but this dress really stood out. It manages to feel utterly modern, and yet beautifully, historically reverential.