I always love checking the shows out. So here's my unsolicited take.
Varvatos - Is it just me, or did this guy run out of ideas like ten years ago? I feel like he does the same thing over and over without even trying to make it look fresh. Every so often I've seen stuff from him I really like, but this collection seems particularly uninspired to me. He needs to stop making clothes for Robert Plant and Roger Daltrey and start listening to some music being made today.
Prorsum - Not always my thing, and this isn't my favorite of Bailey's, but I always like the fit and colors. The tailoring always looks great to me, whether stuff is fitted or more draped. No exception here. I'm a fan.
Band of Outsiders - So first time out for Sternberg in Milan and it looks, well, ok, in my opinion. I like the white jeans, but I always like white jeans. Couple of cool jackets. Not a lot of range, though I don't think anyone really expects that from Sternberg. Definitely wearable, and definitely a little pedestrian.
Calvin Klein - I think I know the inspiration for this look
, and it is this
Moncler - Haha, just plain stupid sometimes.
Bottega Veneta - One I usually look forward to, but it felt a little lackluster to me.
Jil - Jeez, I always feel like I'm missing something when I hear people raving about Raf. I just don't find his stuff that appealing. I wasn't crazy about this show either.
Gucci - This is one of my favorites. Obviously not anything revolutionary; just clothes I'd like to own (for instance, this
). I always like the fits.
Alexander McQueen - Maybe the show I look forward to the most since the stuff is always so badass, but I thought this collection was kinda boring, which made me a little sad for obvious reasons. Then again, I always think the fall collection is better with McQueen (thinking of fall 08 and 09).
Trussardi - People have been so excited about Umit Benan taking the helm as creative director. I wasn't a fan of every look, but I liked a few of them, like that opening suit Uncontrol posted the pic of.