Milan1. Prada: Those crystal dresses are heavenly. What more is there to say? Miuccia Prada brings imaginationto life.
2. Francesco Scognamiglio: This was the first time I heard of him, but his collection really caught my eye because everything was so relevant to whats in now, and I could see some good references to Givenchy. I love the metal shoulders and big stars as accents and fishnet tights as a way to tie it all together.
3. Dolce & Gabbana: I love the long lace dresses and it never ceases to amaze me how they can manage to pull off to be so different every season yet posses this specific aesthetic that is easily identified.
London1. Phi: Almost every look from this season's Phi collection has my love. Those pants that look like a big bandaid wrapped around the leg, the below-the-knee body-hugging dresses, the tough jackets...Phi is like London's Balmain.
2. Louise Goldin: I have to say I've consistently been in love with every single collection Louise Goldin has offered so far. The excitement of London is always the fresh young designers and their new ideas. In my mind, Louise Goldin opened up a whole new world of knits and sweaters. In this collection, she focused more on woven material though, but I love how she played around with pleating and skirt hems, and not to mention a pretty sweet color palette.
3. Josh Goot: Another young designer, I was amazed at the hyper-pigments and obvious use of digitally printed fabrics. His designs are forward-thinking while the silhouettes are still comfortably current.