clouds. chains. and leather.

Just as we get excited about Spring, bright colors and warmth, It's time to look to the future, as is usual in fashion. The Fall 2010 season was packed full of beautiful collections, to no doubt be seen on the beautiful fashion crowd as well as on the city streets. These five were my favorite of the season.

1) Rodarte
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Rodarte Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Kate and Laura's Rodarte collection was ghastly and magical, girls glided out in Mexican adornment like ghosts through the Sierra. Editors left the show silent, mesmerized. Bringing glassy attendees to tears.

2) Celine
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Celine Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Phoebe Philo, designer for Celine, has an aesthetic that seems to be everywhere. Minimalist, beautiful, clean clothing has never seemed so fresh and utterly cool.

3) Rick Owens
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Rick Owens Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear
'Cult of nuns' said Rick Owens about his new collection. Mixing the severity of Christian robes, tribal aspects, and his neo-gothic beauty made for a stunning result. Never have nuns looked so fierce.

4) Mary Katrantzou
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Mary Katrantzou Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Mary Katrantzou, a progressive London designer, has hit it out with her technological prints season after season. This time around, her futuristic signature was brought back to the victorian era with applique lace and ruffly layers. Her witty mix seemed so odd it came off new and completely beautiful. Lovely.

5) Givenchy
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Givenchy Fall 2010 Ready-to-WearGivenchy Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Riccardo Tisci is one of the most religious of designers, translating his Catholic beliefs into his beautiful yet dark design aesthetic. Tisci's collection for Fall 2010 was a mark of territory, strong and severe, with asymmetrical silhouettes and blood colors. His tense clothing makes women feel powerful, giving Givenchy top ranks on the runway and in retail stores every season. I couldn't help but add an extra picture. Bravo.

Now for my three least favorite.

1) Blumarine
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Italian label Blumarine is so unbelievably horrifying I can't even believe I'm mentioning it on my blog. The company's image, from their badly styled ad campaigns to endangered lizard boots are beyond tacky. Their Fall show was no exception.

2) Balmain
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Balmain is a fashion label that relies solely on It's young wealthy clientele to support their offensive + $20,000 price points. The rocker 80's vibe was cool four seasons ago, but today, when the words are 'clean' and 'minimal', tacky party dresses just don't do it. I mean really? purple and gold? no thanks.

3) Emanuel Ungaro
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Ungaro was just ugly.