Emporio Armani
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The Spring 2007 line was definitely a play of proportions and optical illusions. Oversized lapels played with shrunken sweaters; horizontal stripes challenged diagonally-tipped hats; the tiniest neck bows teased oversized buttons. All came to together to create a dynamic system of size that merged seemlessly .Lively geometric prints, punk rocker and the reddest reds graphics, bubble skirts, and short cuffed shorts added to the rock show.



Julien Macdonald
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The appeal of this collection was in the sexily constructed, body skimming silhouettes that glorified the female figure. The minis showed us lots of leg, and the modernization of “le smoking” was so utterly sexy, no skin was needed for further appeal. Satin dresses draped themselves ever-so-gracefully against the body. Ending the show were show stopping fringy-y embellished bits-perfectly suitable for a round at the Bellagio.


Giles Deacon
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Gothic ice queens glided across the stage swathed in heavy metal accoutrements. Bubble skirts, ruffles, and the abundance of complicated folds and crevices enhanced the extremes presented here.



Noir
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The look was that of the ultra-slick femme fatale, with her slim fit, and patent leather pieces. This woman is in charge, confident, and sexy. Even with flouncy looks, she still exudes sexiness, and the corseted tops manage to appear non-restrictive. But then again, this tough girl can handle anything.



Allegra Hicks
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Allegra’s signature bold graphic statements carried over into these pieces. There was a strong 70’s influence, among them the maxi dresses with riotous colors like fuchsia and orange. The gold lame dresses and hot pants brought us to the disco, and the eveningwear was pure razzle-dazzle. Fuchsia trench, shots of color.



Paul Smith Women
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Menswear inspired prep-wear inspired by stealing the BF’s best: relaxed fits, layering, comfort abounded even with slim-fit jeans. This collection was filled with demure, seasonless classics-the simple black dress, the perfect blazer—and some playful surprises, like the black and white caftan with batik-like graphics along the hem, and the yellow ruffled shift. There was a lot a dynamic contrast of style: A sea of neutrals and wild shots of color.



Emma Cook
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This is was utilitarian collection with simple shifts, and the popular use of the buff and creme color palette. There were some hints at volume, but they never strayed too far from manageable proportions. For the most part, Emma provided many moveable, malleable dresses.



Biba
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1970’s work chic, velvets, denims and funky patterns update the retro silhouettes; big bows, shocking yellows, and psychedelic chic enhanced the drama of the shapes.



Jasper Conran
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The look was nautical and streamlined, sporty, yet dignified. Here, color didn’t work as much as the structure tailoring in some pieces. The tailoring created a certain nostalgic sexiness in the dresses and pantsuits. Subdued hues added to the allure of the hidden sensuality. This was 1940’s detective-story glam.



John Rocha
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With the gothic poetic slant, this collection contained a lot of Vogue’s X-shape: Wide shoulders, nipped waist, and full hips. Ruffle-heavy, and flouncy!



Gharani Strok
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Tent shapes accented with bits of gold beading here and there.



Ben De Lisi
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Minimalist punk rocker chic was the rule of this show. Simple mod shifts and uncomplicated silhouettes, and an abundance of simple tanks. This line was moveable and breathable-perfect for a night out in the pit.



Hamish Morrow
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Sexy, sophisticated, and decidedly powerful, this woman is in control, so much so, that the look is almost militant at times. The severe look was tempered by short and shimmery things, balancing the hardcore and the playful.



Bora Aksu
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This collection was full of very dark, complicated, and broody post-Modernist pieces.
Textures were abundant, with the full artistry laying in the deconstructive nature of the fabrics.



Zandra Rhodes
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Lots of color and bold attitude abound in this series. The feeling was wild-child girl, with fun patterns, and graphic prints. Pure, eccentric fun.



Ashley Isham
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Bright colors and a svelte silhouette complicated folds were easily comprehended with a single color use. The drama lay in the folds, draping, and unexpected bows.