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Women’s F/W ’09: Dries & Donna

In hopes of constructing a top ten list for Fall/Winter 09, I gave the collections a second look last night—not an easy task considering my ridiculously clumsy wireless connection and the amount of collections there are to look through. However, after countless clicks I have managed to assemble a list. I didn’t quite get to 10 collections for both genders but, hopefully by the time these posts are through I’ll have them all.

Dries Van Noten

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Too be honest this collection could function as both Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter for Dries. Effortlessly chic and undoubtedly playful, Dries handles the extreme color saturation of his clothing with much more grace than a lot of his peers. I’m looking at you, Marc. It’s a great collection of basics accented by the typical Dries print-play and stunning fabric selection. One of my favorite looks was the oversized charcoal shirt with assymetrical black tulle detail paired with luxe, slouchy silk trousers.

Donna Karan

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There’s not much to say about this collection. The bitch is back in the house and she gave us quite an unexpected and ferocious collection. Who knew she had it in her? It’s equal parts seductive and strong, relying on the exposure and the subtle bolstering of the shoulder as well as the routine Karan waist-cinch. Donna has captured the New York woman aesthetic with this collection. It’s so good that it should be their uniform.

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