Monday, April 19, 2010

The Shape of Things to Come

After pouring over the latest 2011 gown collections that have debuted in the last few weeks, I have come to one conclusion- they aren't boring!  Finally!!  Even though we are still in a recession, designers, apparently, don't really seem to care.  They are sick of playing it safe and are ready to have some fun again.  Everyone from Marchesa to Ines Di Santo to Ramona Keveza amped up the creativity. Designers showed some really unique silhouettes and unusual construction techniques like abstract ruffles, origami, ombre dying, and played with unusual fabric combinations.  Even typically conservative couturiers like Oscar De La Renta and Carolina Herrera showed designs that were edgy and whimsical.  The creativity didn't stop at the high-end level either.  Affordable lines like David's Bridal and Alfred Angelo showed surprising range with shape, fabric use, and details, in addition to their usual more traditional a-line styles.  For a fashion junkie like myself, this is a huge breath of fresh air.  Nothing kills a designer's creativity faster than a tanking economy, so for fashion-starved people like me this is epic.   As always, please share your likes and dislikes in the comments!

{all images via Brides}


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