So many designers have decided this season - for whatever reason - to show their collection as a presentation rather than on the runway. In general, we don't have a problem with this choice, but this time around, many of the chosen locations have been noticeably high on 'atmosphere' and low on lighting which makes the clothes hard to photograph and do them little justice. Case in point, the presentation put on by Jill Stuart whose beautiful clothes could have benefitted both from better lighting and the movement models strutting down a runway could have provided. In any event, her collection, largely in black and gold, was a lot of look featuring intricate, lacy and overwrought pieces often in the same outfit. The clothes were unabashedly feminine with frills and florals all combined in unusual ways. 

Images | Luca Tombolini