Akris - Serious clothing doesnt have to be bland. Perfect office clothes, with none of the sugar-sweet ladylike look of late.
A nod to 70s swing, with some interesting sleeve proportions:
Alexander McQueen - All manners of the 50s screen queen, Grace Kelly to Brigitte Bardot. Modernized Hitchcockian suits to sexy sexy hair and vavavoom dresses. My only criticism would be perhaps a little too costumey? The suits and gowns are classic McQueen however - sleek, modern, crazy.
Ann Demuelemeester - A little bad 80s romantic. Possibly a Cinderella video (was that their name? the band?).
Cacharel - Fabulous prints on nice dresses.
Celine - Less jetset, more prettiness.
But nothing really new.
Chanel - A lot 80s, a little ski bunny, tweed golf pants, legging/legwarmers, a lot disappointed. The hair is making me think I'm viewing a collection circa 1999. I am digging the bows above the knees though. Add more ribbons to the shopping list.
Christian Lacroix - Rich widow - possibly mad or just plain eccentric, fantastic hair.
Big entrance-making gowns.
Hussein Chalayan - Dark, bad lighting, nice coats, interesting beading and feathers?
Nina Ricci - Light, gorgeous, definition of the word floaty. Clothing for an intelligent girl, a cultured girl.
Ooooh, and ribbons above the elbows.
Start to finish, amazing.
Paco Rabanne - So modern, so simple. A little random, but still very nice and very confident.