Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Get the Look...
– of PARIS - FALL RTW 2011

It is true what they say about leaving the best to last with Paris Fashion Week.
 The sudden firing of John Galliano left a everyone in the fashion world shocked about the future of Dior as well as a stigma on what is to be his final collection for the iconic fashion house.  True to form though Galliano did what he did – rich, lush textures and layering that amplified the bohemian theme.  

Haider Ackermann is another designer whose work I love, and it was hard to restrain myself with choosing only a few key pieces to highlight from his collection.  Focusing on necklines, the belted waist and the leg Ackermann displayed a restrained elegance playing with the masculine and feminine elements.  Looks included wrapped, twisted and draped jackets and coats with leather, suede and silks and standout shade of teal accenting the collection along with thick belts.

Titled ‘World Wide Woman’, Westwood’s said her theme meant “you can wear anything in our part of the world”, and it did from the models in black face paint, slouchy menswear styles walked the runway with tailored suiting, hot pants and ball gown skirts.  I love the sequinned detailed tops and pencil skirt with beautifully draped shirt.

With grey haired beehives hairdos atop the model heads Jean Paul Gaultier’s collection was an ode to the 1960’s and tailored silhouettes.  I love the belted trench coats and jackets in leather and full-length dress looks.

Focusing on his customer the Zac Posen girl is ‘sexy, intelligent and chic’.  I love these gowns – the cut our and sheer panels and featuring a waisted and fishtail silhouette.  The pencil skirt and jacket look featuring matching jacket and skirt front slits in metallic fabrication is versatile and chic!

And finally, the office was full of ‘ooh’ and ‘aah’s’ when we saw the Alexander McQueen collection.  Sarah Burton is doing a fantastic job preserving the design aesthetic and legacy of the brand.  A muted black and white palette featured fur, leather and zip details along with silhouettes quintessentially McQueen.

With the recent buzz that the McQueen brand is designing Kate Middleton’s wedding dress when she marries Prince William in April... we can’t wait to see if this is right because we think this partnership is perfect.
Karen xx


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