Hussein's collection is quite an innovation towards modern art. His pieces are highly conceptual, and you can tell, he pushes the boundaries and buttons to get to where he is now - in a way refining a standard of avant-garde. Though avant-garde, some of his pieces are extremely wearable and in essence, is extremely fresh with a great undertone of sensuality.
Ah Ricardo Tisci has definitely gotten a little wild west on us: chaps, cowboy boots, and a touch of cowboy bondage. I was no fan of that at all (hence why I didn't waste space to include it), albeit, I admire his experimental focus. Tisci says himself that he enjoys designing a collection in which a girl can be a little more naughty - show more skin - after all, it's summer. And the fourth ensemble is direct proof of his theory. I would die for that top. Yet the collection to me is an evolution of his gothic ways, such as more neutral colors - definite plus. The collection remains rigorous and true to the label as he really understand the woman body, keeps a personal vision, but isn't too trendy. I'll always love my Tisci.
It took a while for this collection to grow on me, but after taking detailed mental notes of the fresh silhouettes, I was convinced. Of course the black and white vertebra print that played throughout the fabric was a definitely eye pleaser. The far right fringe dress is somewhat congruent to Jil Sander, no? Nothing bad about that, really. I absolutely loved the hourglass hips played down with a slim legs, and also loved the pieces that resembled a tattoo, like the shoes. And in all seriousness, McQueen came out of the show in a bunny suit. What a man's man.
I absolutely adore the honeycomb detail and the exaggerated Marie Antoinette styling. There's also a great mixture of textures that help succumb the collection into her constructions and aesthetics. This being wearable is truly in the eye of the wearer, but that aside, I find her work inspiring with so much structure and extremely expressive of who she is as a designer.
Disappointments: Dior. Chloé. Haider Ackermann. Giambattisa.
Honorable mentions: Chanel. Junya Wantanabe (really liked it - was too lazy to blog about it). Stella McCartney. Valentino. Mui Mui.
What were your favorites? Disappointments? Mediocre?