BY. BONNIE YOUNG FW17 WOMENS

Gotta stop using that fur Bonnie, otherwise I am diggin the simple lines with the interesting fabrics. Very glittery and rich colors for those disco ducks in you. Oh btw kudos as well on the great images shot for your look book! Really dig’em.

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BURBERRY FW17 WOMENS

Well we’ve come to an end for Christopher Bailey’s tenure at Burberry. It was quite a roller coaster ride wasn’t it. To me he was much more consistent at hitting the mark than a Tomas Maier I felt. It’s too bad fashion cycles are digested so quickly and our memories are so short to remember this dude’s accomplishments. Quiet a few collections come to mind that I liked, though they now seem to blend into vague color puddles and of course a elongated silhouette repleat with the ubiquitous trench. Two things I didn’t like. The abandonment of the house check, which management somehow deemed overused. Bad move as the streets had always adopted that trademark house code and made it part of our own. Second, the flare pants for men. It was a Bailey quirk through and through, but I never felt it worked well. Anyways who am I to say, let’s celebrate his final collection where he finally embraced the voices on the streets and came with a collection very au courant. Yes, the Nova check is back, front and center. What I do dig more than it’s various interpretations and the trench variations offered are the multi-colored heavy knits. Total looks paraded down the runway look chunky and ready for the cold Northern winters to come! Salute Christopher Bailey!

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BRANDON MAXWELL FW17 WOMENS

Some good ol’ glamorous ish going on here. Brandon Maxwell be out to ‘Release The Delf’ with this collection stating in his show notes to, “Create from my heart.” It’s sharp and clean, subtly adding some cheeky details like multi layered collars, cuffs, and pleats. It works well in photos that’s for sure. Thumbs up.

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BOTTEGA VENETA FW17 WOMENS

Tomas Maier is a streak shooter. A source of talented frustration to me. Dude must have the brass pulling out their hair or eating their nails every season. Mostly defined my misses in my book. Dude is a .240 hitter with power. When he goes yard like this season women’s they are booming shots 400+ feet. There is no mistake. So let’s stick with positives here. Joint is glamorous. Sharp shoulders, some ill women’s suits. It’s both power dressing and some softer pieces as sides of a whole. The color pops are also nice, as are the monochomatic looks head to toe. Way more of this G.

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BLUMARINE FW17 WOMENS

This collection was made to dress Paris Hilton at all times of day. Some flashy, glitter Barbie ish. Dig it though don’t get me wrong. Love the color palette, hate the use of fur. I hope its not real fur…Really dig the sweaters at the end for when Barbie wanna pair it down a bit. It’s a Mattel world here.

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BEAUFILLE FW17 WOMENS

Minimalist collection designed by sisters Chloé and Parris Gordon, Beaufille is fly as hell without screaming for attention. Really like their cuts, necklines and torsos, cause you got to innovate right? Ultra-modern, refined dressing. We definitely paying attention now! Extra shout out to this being a Canadian label.

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BALENCIAGA FW17 WOMENS

Nowadays it’s hard to tell what the real garment looks like from all the styling frills they add to it. It’s a creative trick to enhance a lot of looks and I’m a put smart money on the jackets hear buttoned to the shoulder are exactly that. It looks dope and I dig’em but I’m pretty sure they trenches with aligned button holes in the end. Tings of that ilk. What I really like is the 9 couture dresses in honor of the 100th anniversary for the house that closed the show. Check it though. These are actually Cristóbal Balenciaga’s own designs from the 1950’s! Demna Gvasalia has added some pockets and accessorized them with giant matching Bazaar bags, but much to his credit, with styling, he has made them modern, elegant. Salute!

See the full collection HERE.

All photos courtesy of Vogue.com
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ANDREAS KRONTHALER FOR VIVIENNE WESTWOOD FW17 WOMEN’S WEAR

Doesn’t Vivienne Westwood seem even more and more relevant these days? I think I may already have voice my observation, but in these cookie cutter days of modern fashion it is truly refreshing to see. Andreas has again interpreted the house codes in a thoroughly modern feel. Exceptional gowns and dresses playing with ruffles, and slits are creative and fresh! All hail!

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