Oh, wow. What a wonderful year for clothes!! One of the best seasons in forever. Instead of talking about trends (embellishments!!), let's subscribe to the "a (carefully photoshopped) picture is worth a thousand words" philosophy. A few of my absolute favorites: Prada, Burberry Prorsum, Louis Vuitton, Oscar de la Renta, Aquilano Rimondi, Rochas, Valentino- always a favorite, it seems, and wowee Chanel.
One last word: What's with all the fur? I cannot understand what has driven the industry (and shame on you- the designers) to embrace something so awful and ugly. Women of the world, unite! There is always a more fashionable alternative to fur. Don't buy it, be vocal about your distaste for it, and eventually it will disappear off the runways.
I don't know who coined this, but I cannot say it better: Fur is worn by beautiful animals and ugly people.