There are generally two things I hold true with women's fashion: 1) The aesthetics of the '80s should have ended on 12/31/89 (or, if we'd been lucky, '82) and 2) Small prints and brocades, while sometimes beautiful up close, can turn into a "shade" that should only be seen on a corpse. Too bad the two main themes for fall seem to have been the '80s and the corpse prints. I'm holding onto architectural tailoring and minimalist glamour. As always, I've asked two questions: Would this look good in my apartment? and Would this look great in front of a 16th century building? All these qualified. Above: Gianfranco Ferré.
Cushnie et Ochs
Moschino Cheap + Chic
Victoria Beckham (yep, the whole collection was really nice -- and those floors!).
All photos from Style.com