Spring ’11: The Dynamic Dozen

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Overview

From the Wild West to YSL mania, an adult attitude energized this season's runways.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Prada

Fashion Features

Power Play

The season was centered on the strength of pure fashion.

clock November 8, 2010Bridget Foley

Kylie Minogue at Roberto Cavalli’s 40th anniversary bash in Paris.

Fashion Features

Defining Moments: Quarter Life

This season there was an abundance of major milestones.

clock November 8, 2010Jessica Iredale

Fashion’s new digs at Lincoln Center.

Fashion Features

Defining Moments: Trading Places

Hardly anyone had a bad thing to say about the new location for the tents.

clock November 8, 2010Marc Karimzadeh

Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren at Saks Fifth Avenue.

Fashion Features

Defining Moments: The Second Night Out

Organizers of Fashion’s Night Out were faced with a major challenge this year.

clock November 8, 2010Marc Karimzadeh

Gemma Arterton at Mulberry.

Fashion Features

Defining Moments: Happy Campers

Mulberry celebrated the derring-do of Britain’s Victorian explorers with a campsite-themed dinner.

clock November 8, 2010Samantha Conti

Anna Dello Russo at Ungaro.

Fashion Features

Defining Moments: Model Plane

Spring runways provided a diverse departure from most typical catwalk mannequins.

clock November 8, 2010Cinnamon St. John

Zac Posen showed in Paris for the first time.

Fashion Features

Defining Moments: United States

American designers made a splash in France during Paris Fashion Week.

clock November 8, 2010Joelle Diderich

The missing Gottis.

Fashion Features

Defining Moments: Disaster Area

Some people compare the collections to a circus. Meet this season’s clowns.

clock November 8, 2010WWD Staff

Yves Saint Laurent RTW Spring 2011

Fashion Features

Defining Moments: Pilot Pilati

Whiffs of YSL had been detected at a wide range of shows.

clock November 8, 2010Miles Socha

George Clooney, Elisabetta Canalis and Megan Fox at Giorgio Armani.

Fashion Features

Defining Moments: Milan, Night and Day

Milan Fashion Week was one of the strongest seasons in some time.

clock November 8, 2010Luisa Zargani

A still from the Gareth Pugh film.

Fashion Features

Defining Moments: Girls on Film

Designers are increasingly embracing the charms of the digital world.

clock November 8, 2010Nina Jones

Betsey Johnson

Fashion Features

Defining Moments: Wheel of Fortune

Betsey Johnson wasn’t allowing any pesky business troubles to spoil her runway fun.

clock November 8, 2010Lisa Lockwood

Jean Paul Gaultier

Beauty Features

Defining Moments: True Colors

Bring on the brights! On this season’s runways, hues made news.

clock November 8, 2010Julie Naughton

Sarah Burton’s collection for Alexander McQueen.

Fashion Features

Defining Moments: Commencement Day

New designers made their debut at the helm of well-known fashion houses.

clock November 8, 2010Miles Socha and Katya Foreman

Bjork singing at the Lee Alexander McQueen memorial

Fashion Features

Defining Moments: Remembering McQueen

Some 1,200 of McQueen’s friends, family and colleagues gathered at a “service of thanksgiving” for the designer.

clock November 8, 2010Samantha Conti and Miles Socha

Beth Ditto on Jean Paul Gaultier’s runway.

Fashion Features

Defining Moments: Step In Time

Just when you thought runway music couldn’t get any more diverse, in pops a smattering of doo-wop to freshen up the sounds of the spring runways.

clock November 8, 2010Katya Foreman and Tara Bonet-Black and Christine Lee

Fashion Features

Defining Moments: Music

Top 10 Songs

clock November 8, 2010WWD Staff

Calvin Klein Collection

Sportswear

The Trends: Spring 2011

The spring collections served up a potent cocktail of varied motifs, from YSL bohemia to punk rock.

clock November 8, 2010Antonia Sardone and Shoshanna Fischhoff

Valentino

Sportswear

Spring 2011 Trend:Sheer Madness

Sheer madness showcased sexual transparency.

clock November 8, 2010Antonia Sardone and Shoshanna Fischhoff

Vera Wang

Sportswear

Spring 2011 Trend:The Low Down

Longer hemlines made a stylish comeback.

clock November 8, 2010Antonia Sardone and Shoshanna Fischhoff

Alexander McQueen

Sportswear

Spring 2011 Trend:The Ombre Way

Color got the gentle treatment in faded watercolor hues and romantic shaded effects.

clock November 8, 2010Antonia Sardone and Shoshanna Fischhoff

Lanvin

Sportswear

Spring 2011 Trend: In The Fold

Whether accordion, knife or in stunning waterfall cascades, the pleats go on.

clock November 8, 2010Antonia Sardone and Shoshanna Fischhoff

Gucci

Sportswear

Spring 2011 Trend:New Year’s Yves

Designers went mad for Yves Saint Laurent’s Seventies style—peasant dresses, bold colors, jumpsuits and all.

clock November 8, 2010Antonia Sardone and Shoshanna Fischhoff

Akris

Sportswear

Spring 2011 Trend:Shirt Alert

From drop-waist dresses and peplumed blouses to button-downs, the collections delivered plenty of options.

clock November 8, 2010Antonia Sardone and Shoshanna Fischhoff

Burberry Prorsum

Sportswear

Spring 2011 Trend: Serpent Time

The runways offered a whole new take on snakeskin—colored, metallic, studded, even woven—with chic scales aplenty.

clock November 8, 2010Antonia Sardone and Shoshanna Fischhoff

Jean Paul Gaultier

Sportswear

Spring 2011 Trend:Living On The Edge

Something punky this way came, as designers mined fashion’s subversive dark side from hard rock to goth glam.

clock November 8, 2010Antonia Sardone and Shoshanna Fischhoff

Alison Brie at Max Azria.

Fashion Features

In The Flash: New York

Fashion frolics in New York.

clock November 8, 2010Carrie Provenzano

Mariacarla Boscono and Courtney Love at the Givenchy party.

Fashion Features

In The Flash: Europe

Europe’s fashion crowd gets rowdy.

clock November 8, 2010Carrie Provenzano

Jil Sander RTW Spring 2011

Fashion Features

The Pure Play

Raf Simons savors the role of new maximalist.

clock November 8, 2010Miles Socha

Victoria Beckham

Fashion Features

Victory Victoria

Victoria Beckham is breaking through.

clock November 8, 2010Bridget Foley

Rick Owens

Fashion Features

Prince of Light

With his majestic collection, Rick Owens confirms his place as one of the masters of modern fashion.

clock November 8, 2010Katya Foreman

Chanel: Karl Lagerfeld transformed the Grand Palais into a surrealist French garden, where he delivered a rare fashion moment replete with frothy dresses and tweeds that were distressed to the highest standard of Chanel elegance.

Fashion Features

The Dynamic Dozen:Collections of Spring 2011

From the Wild West to YSL mania, an adult attitude energized this season’s runways.

clock November 8, 2010WWD Staff

Fran Lebowitz

Fashion Features

Closing Note: Sleep Is Overrated…

… and other candid observations from Fran Lebowitz.

clock November 8, 2010Lisa Lockwood

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