The Top 10 Collections of Spring 2010

It was a splendid spring as the best runways served upfantasy, futurism, fabulous far living and plenty of panache. Among thecollections cited for WWD's Top 10 were Balenciaga’s rock ’n’ roll bravado andedgy futurism, and Marc Jacobs’ Pierrot-meets-G.I. Joe-meets geisha mashup.Designers of several collections in the Top 10 spoke at length to WWD abouttheir vision. "Gentleman farmer" Karl Lagerfeld explained the inspiration behind his show, a barnburner complete with an actual barn, scattered hay, a toe-tapping liveperformance of “Not Fair” by Lily Allen and country-themed getups. Donna Karan discussed her calm, nature-inspired spring collection, as well as her extracurricular pursuits, including the Urban Zen initiative. Alberta Ferretti talked about her penchant for ultrafemininelooks, saying, “Romanticism is a great strength because it shows you’re able todeclare your sentiments and emotions,” she reflected. “I’m very proud when peopletell me I’m romantic.”
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