Even though it has been a season of ups and downs on both Wall Street and the spring runways…the cream of the crop delivered with tough love, terrific tweeds, pajamas, seductive fringe and bold graphics. Here are the top 10 fall collections according to WWD;
Classic Chanel with a youthful twist. This was Karl Lagerfeld at his best with amazing tweeds, knits numbers and glorious eveningwear.
2. Dolce & Gabbana
Pajamas meets Baroque. That peculiar premise from Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana provided one of the season’s more glamorous collections, replete with breathtaking brocades and alluring sleepwear.
3. Dries Van Noten
Dries Van Noten turned his eye toward optical opulence and delivered on dazzling geometric graphics without losing any of his easy sportif sensibility.
4. Giorgio Armani
Giorgio Armani’s collection wowed with a discreetly romantic lineup of gentle tailoring, languid separates and prettily bedecked pastel gowns.
5. Jil Sander
Raf Simons gave the fringe motif its most stunningly glam treatment in a knockout collection.
6. Koi Suwannagate
Koi Suwannagate sent out a pitch-perfect – and positively dreamy – lineup that tempered wondrously arty embellishments with chic and easy realworld clothes.
Alber Elbaz produced a runway with drop-dead-gorgeous moments: beautifully draped dresses, intriguing tailoring and bejeweled sheaths, stilettos and shades.
8. Louis Vuitton
American, Marc Jacobs turned fabulously francophile at Louis Vuitton and offered up a magnificient "so what?" retort to economic grumbling.
9. Marc Jacobs
More is certainly more, at least for Marc Jacobs. He embraces the past and ample Americana in a spectacular collection that piled on the Gibson girl references with much gusto: bustles, plaids, tweeds, brocade glitter and boater hats.
Kate and Laura Mulleavy deftly balanced their expected poetic collection with edgy tough-chic attitude in black chain detailing and bondage-bandage motifs.