I was browsing through the Spring 2007 Ready-to-Wear shows on style.com, and I just wanted to share some of my favorite looks and trends for the upcoming season. Even though some might think it's a little early to start planning their wardrobe for next spring, I say if the fashion pros can do it, then so can we here at "The Fashion Blog"...
My absolute favorite collection was Christopher Bailey's for Burberry Prorsum. I loved everything from his neutral color palate to the high, cinched waists and little ankle boots. I didn't love the large headbands, but I'm excited to translate that into smaller, more flattering headbands paired with a collared coat complete with little belled sleeves.
My other favorite came from Bottega Veneta, which was a little surprising. I was taken with their flattering silhouettes and soft, neutral colors (again). The collection was sophisticated and simple - perfect for spring.
As always I loved Missoni's prints and billowy dresses. In this particular collection I liked the details - large pockets and sky-high platforms.
Two items of special note: Alice Roi's white coat and Blumarine's navy, ruffeled dress. I could picture throwing that white coat over all kinds of outfits - dresses, trousers and blouses, even jeans and t-shirts. It looks like the perfect light topper for any spring day. Blumarine's navy dress looks like it would be the favorite party dress of the season - hem above-the-knee (big spring trend) but nothing indecent, slight nostalgic retro feel but still contemporary.
Last but not least, my favorite new designer is Phillip Lim (for 3.1 Phillip Lim). His designs are young and fresh, and I will definitely be interested in seeing what he has to offer in future collections.