Shu Pei Qin
There has been a lot of buzz around Anthony Vaccarello since his last and seriously exquisite Fall 2011 collection which I reviewed here. I actually prefer his previous collection to this one for Spring 2012. There was a marked increase in the level of bare skin and in my opinion the Fall 2011 collection was far more tasteful and creatively cut than this one. What did make this current collection shine and continue his success was the cohesive vision and innovative drapery and cut-outs. No wonder the top models were lining up to be in this show, it certainly shows of the best aspects of a woman's figure - legs, torso, neckline and shoulders. These pieces are obviously not for the self-conscious but should someone wear this on the red carpet or at a cocktail party I am sure they will make the biggest and most fashionable statement. No one does body-con, strategically placed fabric better than Anthony Vaccarello. Whilst bordering on showing too much skin this season - I deliberately chose not to post the overtly revealing outfits - Vaccarello displays just how much talent and promise he has. I can't wait for next Fall 2012 already.