Sunday, March 6, 2011

Paris J'taime

I am behind as usual on the shows so I've been reviewing them this morning. I'm getting tired of posting my thoughts about the collections because in the grand scheme of things who cares about my opinion? So I'll just give you my favorite looks from my favorite designers sans (a lot of) comments. Don't worry I'll be back in an opinionated mood soon.

Warrior meets Star Wars at Victor & Rolf

Classic Knits at Sonia Rykiel

Undeniable Genius (I'm willing to have him take over Chanel because he and Karl have similar style) at Haider Ackerman

Old Fashioned Glamor at Jean Paul Gaultier

Mixed Prints and Textures at Comme de Garcones

Lady Gaga (oh and some pretty cool clothes) at Thierry Mugler

The most talked about and most swashbuckling show goes to... Christian Dior.

Minimalism at its best at Lanvin

Couldn't pick just one from Vivianne Westwood

Thanks This is such a strong season in Paris so far and we haven't even seen Chanel or YSL yet!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Bonjour Paris! Finally Some Excitement

Dries van Noten! Oh thank you for spicing up the upcoming fall season. Here so many rules were broken: blue for the winter, mixing black with brown accessories, and mixing prints like no other. This collection reminds me of my grandma, in a good way of course, she loved blue and orange and together she would have absolutely had a fit. I'm pretty sure she would have bought one of those dresses for me if not for herself! I love how fancy Dries van Noten is without being over the top. It's not crazy to the point where I doubt the wearability of the pieces.

Hussein Chalayan could not be more different from Dries van Noten. The "fanciness" from this collection is in the construction not the prints. It's definitely minimalist because the most complicated prints look like window blinds. Here the black/brown rule is broken as well. You can also tell that Chalayan is toning down his work to make it more wearable. This is a long way from the robotic dress from when I first discovered him. But he's making money off Lady Gaga I'm pretty sure.