Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Reprieve of the Moment: J'Adore Paree
The past few weeks have been a blizzard of homework, essays, and unnecessarily lengthy readings. I apologize for my absenteeism but, hey, not reading this blog isn't the end!
In my wee times of reprieve, I finally caught up with some of Paris' big ticket shows. I tell you, the Paris collections for Spring-Summer 2011 is something to behold. Here are some of my picks:
Chanel: Karl Lagerfeld always knows how to make things big, and that includes the length of the clip. Watch the show for the clothes (look, feathers!), for the live orchestra, or for the humongous faux jardin. Either way, it's gonna be a spectacle.
Alexander McQueen: After numerous speculations, Sarah Burton's work in the label proved she has the right magic to continue the McQueen legacy. Surely she added her own touch too--less macabre and more optimistic!
The Paris collections is something to behold.
Balenciaga: The Fall 2010 collection may have left editors longing for wearability, so Nicolas Ghesquière made a Spring rendition that is just as inspiring as it is sellable. Spring 2011 is a symbiotic mix of science with the fusion of plastic and lace and other materials; punk with the blatant edginess; masculinity with the creeper shoes; and femininity with everything else!
Emanuel Ungaro: In a perfectly romantic world, everyone would be wearing this. It's punchy without being overwhelming, and soft without being inconsequential. It's clear that the house of Ungaro is moving forward with newly instated creative director Giles Deacon.
Lanvin: Feminine? Yes, actually, very much so. But it's also beautifully powerful. Elbaz has a focused vision of femininity that doesn't seem to fail. And it doesn't fail because it's comfortable and confident!
How about you? What'd you think about the collections?
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