Friday, October 7, 2011

Continued! Paris Fashion Week...

And it just keeps getting better and better! Our personal favorite Alexander McQueen, not to mention Chanel and Ellie Saab are all generating excitement with their Spring/Summer 2012 collections… Check out the latest and be inspired!

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN is not only one of the greats, but also one of our personal favorites here at Karen Willis Holmes. Designer Sarah Burton did not fail to disappoint, with the show described as ‘underwater magic’, infused with oceanic life and colour.
Portraying fashion-as-theatre, the dreamlike feel had a sense of serene femininity and obsessive attention to detail!
The extreme detailing in the collection featured lace balaclavas with degrade’ edges and fortuny-pleated organza woven with copper, silver and gold. Beautifully pleated and draped, this collection is certainly breathtaking.

We always look forward to the production that CHANEL engineers, and the Paris show was definitely up to standard with The Grand Palais transformed by huge, blinding white sea shapes such ascorals, shells, sea horses and stingrays.
Taking inspiration from natural processes that have been taking place under the sea for millions of years, Lagerfeld brought a fresh modernity to the catwalk. He added a lightness to the usual Chanel style through the use of new fabrics that quite literally shimmered and shone, complimented by the use of pearls.

‘Colour Shock’ is the name of ELIE SAAB'S Spring/Summer 2012 collection, and rightly so with some vivid shades heating up the catwalk.
Sequins played a large role in Saab’s garments, and the embellishment shone. Floaty silhouettes and thigh-high splits also enhanced the drama and accentuated the femininity and true glamour of the collection. The jewel toned emerald green numbers were definitely show-stoppers.

We hope you enjoyed Paris Fashion Week as much as we did!

*All pictures sourced from

Karen xx


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