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Fashion Forward: Blahnik, Frisoni, Ingelmo & More

In the first of a four-part series, designers talk 2011 predictions.

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Designers reveal what’s in store for 2011.

Alejandro Ingelmo
Wish for 2011: “To launch e-commerce.”
Looking forward to ... “Expanding both my men’s and women’s collections.”
Top trend: “Skinny sophisticated heels.”
Dos and Don’ts: “My biggest don’t will always be kitten heels — it doesn’t matter which year it is. And my biggest do will always be sexy high heels.”
2011 muse: “New York City is my muse.”

Tabitha Simmons
2011 muse: “Sofia Coppola.”
Wish for 2011: “To be a better business woman, a bit more organized and [to create] a resort collection.”
Looking forward to ... “Being in the factory more.”
Top trends: “Stripes and day-to-evening glitter.”
Dos and Don’ts: “Be more romantic and don’t wear huge high-heel platforms.”

Manolo Blahnik
Dos and Don’ts:
“Do: Follow your own style and aesthetic. Don’t: Wear platforms.”
Wish for 2011: “To keep doing what I am doing the best that I can.”
Looking forward to ... “Being in my bed reading.”
Top trend: “It’s up to you. It’s for you to decide.”
2011 muse: “Always and forever — Charlotte Rampling.”

Bruno Frisoni

Top trend: “A royal wedding shoe.”
Wish for 2011: “To reinvent the world.”
Looking forward to ...“[The announcement of] French Vogue’s new editor-in-chief.”
Dos and Don’ts: “Do: Wear sandals. Don’t: Wear platforms.”
2011 muse: “When asked this question, I understand polygamists...”

Jerome Rousseau
Looking forward to ... “Spending time traveling for inspiration and discovering new cities.”
Wish for 2011: “From a business point of view, to grow our domestic and international sales on the back of the label’s achievements in 2010. We’ve just completed the Tron Legacy collaboration, which gave us great exposure internationally and opened a lot of doors.”
Top trends: “A return to feminine, sexy and flattering silhouettes. More emphasis on material and color.”
Dos and Don’ts: “A big do that’s valid every year is to offer compelling product.”
2011 muse: “My fascination with Roxane Mesquida continues. She is the face of our spring ’11 campaign, which I’m ridiculously proud of.”

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