Fall vs Spring

when i was browsing through the latest spring modern sale at bukowskis (they really bring me endless amounts of joy, that auction house) i was quite taken by all the beautiful flower still life pieces. i thought back to how some of my favourite collections from the autumn 2011 shows were so bright and colourful, and knew it would make for a nice comparison – especially since i am noticing that the northerners are really enjoying the coming spring and we, conversely, are really loving the coming of autumn. the other day i stood in the sun and actually relished the warmth as opposed to cursing it. this really is the best time of year.

antonio marras a/w 2011

um, yes. i am very much down with this vibe.

antonio marras dedicated his autumn/winter 2011-12 collection to his mother – including a characteristically poetic ode to her in his show notes and a sepia, passport-sized photograph of her pinned to the front of them.

marni & missoni

i haven’t been covering the fall shows lately, mainly because i already overdosed so heavily on the new york & london fashion weeks. but i have been keeping an eye on them – and paid particular attention to the details at marni & missoni’s collections in milan. i have always had a soft spot for these two italian design houses, mostly because they are the favourites of my great friend amy who has the best taste of anyone i know (look out for her ‘things i like right now’ later this month.) so these are for you amz. this winter will be all about colour, are you okay with that?

a/w 2011

these dresses at jill stuart are quite possibly my favourite pieces from all the a/w 2011 fashion week shows so far

also love her fox & owl prints…