|Plato's Atlantis - McQueen's last collection before he committed suicide|
|McQueen's work over the years (click to enlarge)|
"From heaven to hell and back again, life is a funny thing. Beauty can come from the most strangest of places, even the most disgusting places"
|John Galliano S/S06 - runway models of all shapes and sizes|
28 April - Singapore holds Audi Fashion Festival, this time complete with international heavyweights Dsquared2, Roberto Cavalli, KYZ, Henry Holland and Herve Ledger x Tiffany. I wasn't part of the fun at all, but I still felt proud to know that Singapore was still an attractive market for these international designers. Hopefully, the rest of Singapore would take note too!
I also appreciated that they showed off some of Singapore's homegrown photography geniuses, of which includes my favourite Zhang Jingna.
|Chloe Sevigny in Miu Miu S/S10|
Runway to realway - Miu Miu's prints of cats, swallows and naked ladies on pencil skirts, long-sleeved blouses, chunky heels and detachable collars proved to be a great hit! (My favourite collection of the S/S10 season) Lots of ladies seen wearing the loose sidebraid as seen on Miu Miu and Alexander Wang's runway.
Chanel haute couture was a quiet affair of white. The intimacy was welcomed as a respite from Chanel's usual shows staged at the Pavillon with many models and a huge set.
|Same dress worn by Carmen Kass during the Dsquared2 show at AFF|
Oct - Vogue Paris 90th Anniversary Masquerade. Most Amazingly Dressed award goes to Anna Dello Russo (3rd photo), who burst onto the scene not long ago with her wild passion for fashion! Anna worn a custom made gown from Pucci and a headpiece from Gareth Pugh, under a mask. Props to Natalia Vodianova (first photo), one of my fav models, for having worn that sheer dress and not look trampy! She drew attention to her dress by keeping her accessories simple and elegant and worn only chandelier earrings. Carine Roitfeld(second photo) also displayed daring style by wearing a barely there number from Givenchy. Pictured here with son, Vladimir Roitfeld.
22 Nov - worldwide rush for Lanvin x H&M. To be honest, I felt that it was a rather disappointing collection. It was evident that there were some elements of Lanvin's design aesthetic as seen from the drape details, ruffles and liberal use of colour, but for the most part, the designs did not feel original at all. The mustard toga dress with large ruffles - that was very replicative of Stella McCartney S/S10. The floral dress which went for more than $200 in H&M stores could be easily replaced with a $30 something dollar Forever21 dress. Shoe wise, leopard prints, ribbons and unfinished hems were interesting, but some shoppers mentioned that the unfinished hems did not add to the design, but made the shoes look rather cheap. Perhaps this was what Alber Elbaz meant when he said he wanted H&M to go upscale, and not having Lanvin go down to H&M instead.
Nov - Gucci bamboo bags showcase; Bottega Veneta topknot clutch showcase. I missed both due to A levels exams ):
16 Dec - Facehunter booksigning at the launch party of A Curious Teepee!
21 Dec - Nakedglory was launched!
Dec - Carine Roitfeld announces resignation from Vogue Paris. Big shock!
Prada announces a fashion show to be held in Beijing on 22 Jan (I'll be covering all the preshow clamour and glamour!)
Altogether a pretty exciting year, despite the recession! I look forward to AFF 2011 next year, chaired by Dick Lee, as well as Mens Fashion Week. See you guys next year ~
Credit: All photos from Google Images. Let me know if you need me to credit you personally and I will gladly do so. Thank you!