Thursday, July 1, 2010

Recap of the Moment: Paris on the Loose

Balenciaga's futuristic nerd

After pounds of man flesh strutted Milan's catwalks, it's time for the lightwaifs to saunter the runways of good ole Paree. Skin is definitely in for Spring 2011, yet Paris headlined not for the flashy show of *insert body part here*. Instead designers focused on a looser, more casual silhouette (sometimes coupled with something slim and prim). Here are my candidates on the loose:

Alexis Mabille

The model may look sunburned and unkempt (look, stray leaves!), but the bell-shaped jacket keeps him cool.

Dior Homme

Movement is the theme for Kris Van Assche's
Dior. Just look at that coat swing!


Spring can't get any easier than this slouchy-shirt-and-pants combo. Veronique Nichanian always fomented an effortless approach to chic.


Où est Waldo? He sure isn't in Paris but Antonio Marras stamped the signature stripes in a lightweight double breasted jacket.


Lanvin's Lucas Ossendrijver steadies the street-style streak for another season. That means casual sportswear with a hint of French sophistication.


Being bad ass usually means wearing leather and anything skin tight. This disproves everything.

Raf Simons

Raf's rather austere approach to reincarnating flared pants--deluxe version! It actually goes well with a slim jacket.


Starting from the shoulders as the focal point, Wooyoungmi creates office-friendly coats high fashionistas can nod to.

Yves Saint Laurent

Though the silhouette aims for shapelessness, cinching the waist can give an extra kick. Other looks have girdles at the ready.

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RicAdeMus said...

Hmmmm, is that similar to the nerd look from the early 80s???

Nico said...

@ Rick: I guess so, i'm not really sure coz i didn't exist in the 80's. but looking at archives, it does look pretty close! except with really expensive price tags.