“Can we introduce hardware in softwear?” Alber Elbaz said today before his Fall 2011 presentation for Lanvin. Black dresses adorned with metal fixtures around the neckline, wide brim hats, capes and my favorite the lace outfits in black. Image credit style.it
John Galliano's final collection at Christian Dior opened with Karlie Kloss wearing a cape, knee high boots and a very large brimmed hat. The palette consisted of dark burgundy, green and black, fur coats, collars and hemlines trimmed with fur. For evening, light airy ruffled dresses. Image credit style.it
"Simple shapes were layered one atop the other to linear effect, creating staggered hemlines: a felt jacket over a roomy sweater dress over dropped-crotch shorts that hit below the knee." via wwd Image credit style.it
Gareth Pugh Fall 2011 collection took on a medieval goth feel in most black leather, structured shoulders, blue chiffon , intersecting zippers and gold on black to mimic armor. Image credit style.it
For fall 2011 Oscar de la Renta had a very richly textured nomadic collection with silk brocade jackets, balmacaan coats , tweed cardigans. Oscar combined cultural inspirations from Eastern Europe and the Middle East and a touch of the Orient.