Fashion Month Favourites

as you’ll see in her disclaimer (haha) kate does not actually work in fashion – but you might think she does considering that she occasionally styles mini-editorials, frequently updates her fashion-fueled tumblr, contributes to wearing the pants and writes cool pieces for local blog it’s what i’m into (including a Q&A with current  street style it-girl eleonora carisi). we often gab on gchat and twitter, she’s an absolute favourite.


I should probably start off with a disclaimer: I know nothing about fashion. Except that I look at it. A lot. I’ve been working on this post for about a week, actually, maybe two. And with every day and every show it gets more and more difficult to edit myself. There’ve been a ton of collections with stuff I would wear (let’s face it I’m not one to turn down designer gear), but if it’s made it onto this list it means I really liked it. And when I say “really liked it” I mean it filled my heart with pure, unadulterated fashion joy! In keeping with Miss Moss’ fashion week rules, I have decided to limit myself to 4 outfits per collection, because otherwise things would get crazay. So, here we go!

Prada

I am a huge fan of Miuccia Prada. In fact, I may name my future daughter Miuccia (even though I have no idea how to pronounce it), that’s how cool I think she is. I mean, the lady was born in 1949, but season after season she creates these fresh, unimaginable women. A little bit classy. A little bit quirky. Always left of centre.This season’s eccentricity came in the form of an army of bad-ass steam punk villians. It was like Dr Evil meets Willy Wonka. Purple, green, tan, yellow & orange sat side by side in perfect harmony. Even the black ensembles didn’t bore. Miuccia, ti amo!

Carven

Fashion and art collide on the runway with a collection that, according to vogue.com, was “borne of the fantasy of a girl walking through a museum filled with sixteenth and seventeenth century art and stealing things off the wall and out of the display cases for her wardrobe”. I like that. A lot. The first time I saw this collection, I literally started chanting “Carven! Carven! Carven!” in my head. I went all tingly inside and I couldn’t breathe. It was very strange and I’m a bit worried about my mental health. I think I went temporarily crazy for Carven.

Proenza Schouler

Personally I don’t think liking Proenza Schouler needs any explanation. Have you seen how cute they are? Dream-boat designer boys aside, I thought their Fall collection was pretty cool. At first, I just liked the hair. But the closer I looked, the more I liked. In fact, I think one of those satin Asian inspired padded jackets has punched its way up to the top of my Dream-On Fall 2012 Wishlist. (You can throw in the sweaters too).

Marc by Marc Jacobs

Marc’s collection fulfilled all my schoolgirl fashion fantasies. Although undoubtedly the least flattering skirt length ever, I couldn’t help but fall in love with his prim & proper, post-war appeal; complete with it’s very own technicolour dream kilt.

Sonia Rykiel

Sonia Rykiel’s collection appeals to the part of me that wishes I dressed like a grown up. Or a lady. Or a grown-up lady. Super chic knits graced the runway in cream, a colour I would never dare to wear because of my tendency to spill things on myself. The black headbands added a cool flapper charm and kept the luxe looks from taking themselves too seriously.

Marni

Marni was back with a Bang! (Hair Pun!) I’m not gonna lie, the white tights threw me a bit. They reminded me of the medical kind you have to wear to keep varicose veins under control… I think they call them compression stockings? Anyway, back to the runway… I love the combo of red and baby blue, and the fact that the red came in the form of a cape to rival all capes was an added bonus. The embellished tee & matching bag was a feast for the eyes. And #3  reminds me of a colouring book slash pajamas, which looks super fun to me.

Kenzo

Kenzo, so cool. I know it’s sad, but that’s all I can think of when I look at the Fall collection that was worn by the 50 models who travelled up and down escalators in a 4-storey high building for the audience at Paris Fashion Week. Tiger print sweaters tucked into satin column skirts. Tasseled shirts & skirts that turn to armour. Tablecloth prints and monochrome clashes. It’s bold, without being ridiculous and totally 100% wearable, if you’re that way inclined.

So I think I’m done. And, as this was a completely subjective look at Fall 2012, I encourage you to head on over to vogue.com to check out all the collections and pick your own favourites!

Images via Vogue

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11 Responses to Fashion Month Favourites

  1. Joy Wednesday 7 March, 2012 at 8:12 am #

    we have such similar tastes! these are all my favs too!

  2. Romy Wednesday 7 March, 2012 at 10:19 am #

    cool post and very informative

  3. Mandy Wednesday 7 March, 2012 at 2:11 pm #

    Oh my, I love so many things in this post !!!

  4. Courtney (educatederelicts) Wednesday 7 March, 2012 at 10:00 pm #

    The green Kenzo skirt is SO beautiful!

  5. Kate Wednesday 7 March, 2012 at 10:44 pm #

    I have an unhealthy obsession with Ms. Prada myself…the collection is perfect in every way!
    <3 Kate
    http://www.theforgetfulwife.com

  6. Hannah Thursday 8 March, 2012 at 2:26 am #

    I really loved this post!! Kate really knows her stuff, very entertaining.

  7. christine Thursday 8 March, 2012 at 3:01 am #

    Some of the makeup on the girls makes them look so sick and almost angry.

  8. Punctuation Mark Thursday 8 March, 2012 at 6:05 am #

    Amazing collections!!!

  9. wmbg Thursday 8 March, 2012 at 9:28 pm #

    can you imagine being there for all this. a girl can dream, right?
    prada for the win, if this post was a competition.

  10. Sarah Friday 9 March, 2012 at 5:10 am #

    love all the red! <3

    http://raindropsandrosez.blogspot.com/

  11. Rachel Townsend Monday 28 May, 2012 at 9:31 pm #

    Miss Moss I dont think there was one caption there where you didnt make me laugh. I love the way you describe things its so person like your talking directly to your best friend and i love that. you remind me a little bit of me when i describe things.
    I just so so love your blogs!
    Think i liked carven the most (especially the ridiculously high shoes) then prada.

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