Excusez-moi for the delay on more fashion week coverage. Stefano Pilati topped my list this season for his vivid and sophisticated collection. How could you not remember the scene in The September issue where Anna Wintour criticizes Stefano for the lack of color found in his collection for YSL? Showcasing his skill for immaculate cutting and a newly minted point of view, Stefano turned out his best, and brightest, collection yet. White trenches, silk blouses and sleek jumpsuits all called to mind the reminiscence of that chic and powerful seventies woman on the streets in Paris smoking a cigarette, all done with elegance and grace. There are series of ruffled dresses that are certain to appear numerously in the editorial pages this season. Finding the balance between embracing the culture of the brand and adding your own quality, can be a complicated task for designers, but Stefano is one who seems to have mastered it all.