New York, London, Milan and Paris – for weeks we closely followed each of the Fall 2011 collections and wow, were they inspiring! We, along with two of our favorite DIY bloggers, took on the challenge of picking some items from the runways and went about recreating them with our own creative twists. Lauren and I were smitten with the ruffled frills seen at Fendi, Jenni of I Spy DIY was charmed by the metallic oxfords seen at Dolce & Gabbana, and Geneva of A Pair and A Spare was taken with the textured mini skirts seen at Balmain. 3 designers and 3 DIYs, here we go!

(runway images via, rest of images via Honestly…WTF, ISpyDIY, A Pair and A Spare)