ERDEM: I always love the Erdem collections because they are so upbeat and floral. The prints, cuts and shapes are always amazing. This collection has really convinced me of the power of the little floral dress. This season, it came in a varitey of different silks, with leather detailing. I loved the long, floor-touching skirts and dresses at the end. They had a simple, 1930's country look. The trick? Simple shapes with out-of-this-world prints, fabrics, and colors. Oh, and another thing: those floral print hiking-inspired heeled boots will be marching all over the fashion cities.
Aquascutum: Making exciting, new clothes can be hard when you need to incorporate an old, somewhat dated house heritage. Michael Herz does and excellent job in passing that challenge. I love the floor length skirts with the fitted jackets. Simple materials such as cotton can make the best of impressions. The fitted jackets were simple, and did not feel super feminine. Yet, they look perfect on a women's body. It gives the message of a strong, simple, confident and beautiful person. I loved the wide leg leather pants on Freja (look 7), they were Brigitte Bardot biker girl meets a high profile boss. Towards the middle of the show, the classic coats had embroidery of the same color (of the coat) on the pockets, shoulders and ends of the the coats. Overall, a good collection that was so simple and classic - of course, with a modern twist.
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