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5 X 10 Fall 2005 Forecast


From left, Rochas, Riccardo Tisci, Chloe, YSL Rive Gauche, Comme Des Garcons

(3) You’ll Channel Jane Eyre . . . on a Sunday.
There were hints of Victoriana in New York—lengths of velvet and high Empire waists—but in Europe, the trend was particularly chaste and, in the case of Yves Saint Laurent and Tisci, nearly religious. The showstoppers, however, were the adorned brides at Comme des Garçons. Prude, certainly, but ethereally prude.

From left, Giorgio Armani, Prada, Lanvin, Versace, Louis Vuitton

(4) You’ll Add to Your Little-Black-Dress Stash.
You always need one, and some seasons they’re nowhere to be found. This time, they’re everywhere. Cocktail-length and flirty, Prada, Armani, and Lanvin dresses all were real keepers.

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