It was a splendid spring as the best runways served up fantasy, futurism, fabulous far living and plenty of panache. Here, WWD‘s top 10 collections
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Alberta Ferretti went modern Edwardian with a collection that married romance and sophistication.
Nicolas Ghesquiere returned to his adventurous roots, flaunting rock ’n’ roll bravado and edgy futurism.
Karl Lagerfeld celebrated country life with wit, style and the chicest clogs ever to stomp rural grounds.
Donna Karan spun urbane chic and artsy emotion into a mesmerizing collection.
Jason Wu leaped forward with a polished lineup inspired by Tim Burton and artist Tara Donovan.
It was Pierrot meets G.I. Joe meets geisha girl in Marc Jacobs’ audacious collection, full of frills, froth and fantasy.
Angela Missoni channeled her house’s signature knits into a breathtaking haute-hippie affair.
Oscar de la Renta went elegant and eclectic with riffs on safari, the Seventies and Goya-era Spain.
Floral frocks and sleek tailoring—Stella McCartney worked two sides of chic to strong effect.
Donatella Versace went archival sexy in a feisty, flashy collection with a nod to Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland.”