Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Fashion Spring 2011 - Picks & Misses Giorgio Armani, Jean Paul Galtier, Chanel, Etc.

Fashion doesn't seem like a very important thing, until one remembers we all wear clothes (well most of us do) and those clothes serve both functional and symbolic purposes. What are SDAI-Tech1's picks and misses for Spring 2011? As one of the world's great arbiters of taste, I'm sure you're all on the edge of your seats in anticipation awaiting my verdicts. Well, without further ado...let's take a look!


MISS!


This design from Bottega Veneta's Spring 2011 collection, looks, to me, like a modified hospital gown. The lines, the collar cut look generic and unflattering. Definitely a Tech1 miss.


PICK!


Here we have something from the Valentino Spring Couture Collection that is far more flattering and will not make the woman wearing it look like a refugee from a maternity ward. The lined bottom, the long sleeves, the clean collar make this a classy and flattering outfit choice for women. This one is definitely a Tech1 Pick.


MISS!


Is this Chanel? Yes it is. This 2011 Spring Chanel Couture collection selection looks shiny but dumpy. The lines are unflattering making even this super skinny model look somehow overweight and tired. Just imagine how bad it would look on a normal weight woman. The whole look just doesn't work - at all. Lose it. This contraption is a Tech1 miss.


PICK!


Yal-hune once wore something very similar to this trim offering from Giorgio Armani's Spring 2011 Collection, so perhaps I am a bit biased. I think it looks great and flatters a trim figure. The contrast of shiny pants with the matte jacket work and give it just a bit of showmanship that will catch male eyes and make them look twice (or simply stare!) Even the headgear is not objectionable and if a woman is daring enough, she can pull the whole package off without having to dilute it much. This one is a Tech1 pick.


MISS!



The gloves are about the only thing I like here. This outfit from the Christian Dior Couture for Spring 2011 is too bulky and doesn't succeed in capturing the fifties glamour I believe they were shooting for. It's lines are just not right. If it were tighter in the bottom, it might provide a better contrast and give some needed definition, but as it is, it will not flatter. This one's a Tech1 miss.

PICK!


Giving Christian Dior another chance here...this outfit from the same Spring Couture collection is much better and one of the few offerings that didn't hang like an overfilled plastic trash sack. The neck line is great and many women could wear this quite flatteringly with a big or small bosom. I'm not overly thrilled about the folds on the bottom but they are passable and frame the legs attractively enough. This one is a Tech1 pick.

Finally, we arrive at the last pick/miss for today:

PICK!



Lose the distracting Mohawk and this outfit becomes a viable and interesting alternative. By Jean Paul Galtier for the Spring 2011 collection, it is daring but not so outrageous that it is at home only on a runway or under a circus tent, like so many over-the-top poor designs. The gloves are unnecessary and most women wouldn't wear them anyway. Which is good because visible hands would tie back into the skin shown on the shoulders. This outfit has a good cut on top and makes it viable. This is a Tech1 pick.


So there you have it!




All images: Imaxtree

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