in seasons past, deciding on a “best-of” list was harder than usual, but this season, some collections naturally rose to the head of the pack. these nine collections were, in my eyes, the ones that made the most interesting leaps forward, and those that “knockoff” retailers (zara, h&m, etc.) will be copying. all these collections had one thing in common: great dresses, which we’ll be seeing alot of this spring.
(from top left, balmain, fendi, lanvin, marc jacobs, alexander mcqueen, narciso rodriguez, 3.1 phillip lim, vuitton, yves saint laurent rive gauche; all images, style.com)
honorable mentions go to: balenciaga, marc by marc jacobs, versace, junya watanbe, dior, michael kors.