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TOP 10 RUNWAY LOOKS

FLARE Editor-in-Chief Lisa Tant presents Spring’s best dresses

TOP 10 RUNWAY LOOKS
FLARE Editor-in-Chief Lisa Tant presents Spring’s best dresses

Etro


 
Etro

Etro, Spring 2009

FROCK STARS

The one piece smart shoppers will be putting their money on this season is a dress. It’s a one-stop wardrobe solution that’s both easy on the wallet and low-stress – and fits just about every occasion. Whether you prefer yours tight, sexy and 80s hot or cool, breezy and modern, make a dress your closet star.

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Etro


 
Etro


Etro, Spring 2009

We loved the version that Marisa Tomei rocked on the BAFTAs red carpet – and we can also see this billowing frock on a patio or beachside this summer.

Giambattista Valli


 
Giambattista Valli


Giambattista Valli, Spring 2009

Imagine a fashion-forward in Valli’s knockout signature bell-shaped dress.

Rodarte


 
Rodarte


Rodarte, Spring 2009

Ballerina meets rock star who then time travels back to ancient Greece in this edgy romantic look by the Mulleavy sisters. With the addition of hard-core accessories, there’s a lot going on here but somehow, it works!

Marchesa


 
Marchesa


Marchesa, Spring 2009

Picture this sweet powder pink number at a wedding or garden party. Yet, as pretty as the saddlebags are, only the tall and lean should try to pull off this design.

Lanvin


 
Lanvin


Lanvin, Spring 2009

This one-shouldered beauty is a tough one to pull off – just ask Maggie Gyllenhaal who was named to several worst-dressed lists after wearing something similar to the Golden Globes. The key is to keep it simple – forget the matching accessories and walk tall.

Louis Vuitton


 
Louis Vuitton


Louis Vuitton

All of the season’s fashion-forward details – from feathered fringe to pronounced shoulders – are packed in this cheeky mini. We loved it on the runway – and salute Madge for trying to pull it off in her LV’s spring ad campaign.

Jil Sander


 
Jil Sander


Jil Sander, Spring 2009

Love the look but can only imagine getting twisted and tripped up in the curtain of fringe. Chop it just above the knee and you’ve got a winning look.

Balenciaga


 
Balenciaga


Balenciaga, Spring 2009

During my visit to Balenciaga’s studio after the show, I had a close look at this shimmering dress. It’s cleverly constructed from rows of wig tape and then painted with a multi-colour lame. It’s stunning and perfectly kooky with the dinosaur-look leggings that stretch into attached shoes.

Balmain


 
Balmain


Balmain, Spring 2009

Every Hollywood starlet worth her stilettos was clamouring over Christophe Decarnin’s wrapped and blinged rock chick collection. Hot and sexy, these designs have sent his star rocketing to the top of stylists must-have list.

Dries Van Noten


 
Dries Van Noten


Dries Van Noten, Spring 2009

Dries abandoned his usual world-traveller exotica theme in favour of simple wrapped and tied shapes in glorious fabrics in subtle prints and bold colour combinations. While we doubt any starlet will pick this look for the red carpet, it will grab a place in every smart style-setter’s summer getaway suitcase.

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