For Fall 2011, Binetti was whimsical, edgy, and polished. Every model’s head was capped in a fancy, sheer black linen turbans adorned with top-knots and individual strands of black wire and fabric. Accessorized with eclectic and funky metal rings or nail art rather, bracelets, and purses, each look glimmered in the spotlight from the metallic and sequined embellishments. Each look was unique in its own way, ranging from a medley of eye-popping prints, to overtly shiny, to sheer draping and crystal-encrusted shoes. Binetti’s fall 2011 collection was uniquely edgy with a stark flair of witty avant-garde inspiration.
This season’s Moncler Grenoble collection is not only versatile and sporty, but so was the live dance performance choreographed specifically for the presentation to a loud, club song that repeatedly called out Barbara Streisand’s name. Inspiration was drawn from the architect/designer/aerobatic pilot/photorapher/author, Carlo Mollino (1905-1973) to create the sporty, practical, and slim-fitting winter sports collection. Bright colors including burgundy red, mustard yellow and green-greys brought a fun, wearable feature to the warm and light materials of stretch flannels, wool denim, natural waterproofs, worn Ventile cottons and Trilaminate used to make the sweaters, pants, jackets, overcoats, tops and vests with sheepskin inserts and trims. The collection was warm, easily wearable, and the presentation, set at Grand Central, was absolutely exhilarating.