1st on Trend is beginning its first “The Best of…” awards with Runway Presentation. This award is based on the collection, runway design, music, and overall coordination of it all. The top contenders were Burberry Prorsum Fall/Winter 2012, Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2012, Gucci Fall/Winter 2012, Victoria Beckham Fall/Winter 2012, Tom Ford Winter/Fall 2012, Dior Spring/Summer 2012, and Rodarte Spring/Summer 2012.
The winner of the award though is Dior Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2012. Dior’s collection, which was designed by Bill Gaytton, was breathtaking in its simplicity and couture elements at the same time. The models were not overworked and the designs themselves were executed expertly where they were the stars of the show. This collection was a breath of fresh air for Dior, after John Galliano was fired from the company after 15 years, because it was not over-the-top nor difficult to focus on with everything around it. Furthermore, Gaytton picked a perfect song (“Under Your Spell” by Desire) for the collection and kept the tone of it all.
I have re-watched this runway several times since its premiere back in February and still love it– the red ball gown at the very end is still my favorite dress of the entire year. I was very impressed with the collection and loved it from the beginning to the end– there is not one look in here that I did not like.
What do you think? Do you agree with my pick or do you think there was another runway that was better?