With the arrival of spring, some days ago, we forget winter to watch to s/s shows that are becoming already old with the recent presentation of the f/w collection. However, some trends continue for some seasons. This is the case of the fluo colors, for instance, and of feathers. The f/w 2011 season was caracterized by a lot of designers (such as Dsquared, Demeulemeester, Giles...) who purposed feathers. Personally I saw a huge use of this material that sometimes could seem heavy and not so chic.
Speaking about the spring, fortunately, feather are used in a softer way. Bottega Veneta is the best example: the feathers are distributed all over the lower part of the dress and give an effect so glamorous, for me. McQueen exagerated with feathers on the skirt and on the bustier, the entire look could be a bit dramatic but this is McQueen and we love it for this thing, or at least I love that maison. Chanel is really gothic, maybe one of the most innovative Lagerfeld's outfits, and this look is very unconventional for the maison. Gucci use feathers in a way that is very similar as fringes.So, I love this trend and I think that the best dress is the Maier's one and, in its style, McQueen is the most "particular use of feathers...". (who coul forget the f/w 2009 collection where feather were gorgeus, for me.)