Paris Fashion Week from beginning to end was a wild ride. But despite the drama, the Parisian fashion scene still managed to be full of kinky charisma and decadence. The French catwalks are known for leaving big impressions and awe-inspiring style statements; like peplum skirts, dainty prints, sheer fabrics and color blocking. Here are some truly remarkable fashion moments…
Chloé: The spirit of the 70’s lives on, Hannah MacGibbon flaunted the psychedelic vibe through silhouettes like flowing mid calf dresses, wide leg pants and macramé vests. But this collection also had a little bite with its serpentine storyline. Perfect for the Chloé girl who is looking to make a statement for fall, there was a head-to-toe snake-print theme from crew-neck paneled sweaters to pleated wide-legged pants and even a chiffon python printed dress. The patchwork of reptilian prints in a variety of colors and effects brought graphic and dynamic impact to the runway. An authentic color palette of ecru, brown and mustard provided a retro yet contemporary twist for a laid back mod sensation.
Paisley-Print Dress,Michael Kors Sandal,Marc Jacobs Tassel Bag,Mark Davis Ring,Alexis Bittar Bangles,Bestey Johnson Blue Bird Earrings,Dorothy Perkins Cobalt Belt,Chloe Fall 2011
Christian Dior: Renegade meets the ethereal affair, a collection with a disconnect meets in the middle with a subtle romantic narrative. The rich colors followed by pretty dusty pastel hues and luxurious textures exuded a ladyfied essence with the dandy attitude of early 19th century-esque inspired long capes, knickers, coats and delicate dresses. In light of recent events, the overall aesthetic evokes a subdued charm and a jaunty youthfulness that seems sweet in disposition, perhaps a PR plus for the House of Dior.
The Row Blazer,Kurt Geiger Pumps,Fendi Clutch,Flower Pendant,Kate Spade Cocktail Ring,White Embroidered Shell,Mini Skirt,Chrisitan Dior Fall 2011
Lanvin: A big weeping willow tree stood as the backdrop to the Lanvin show and Alber Elbaz’s inspiration for fall was literally rooted in tradition and heritage. Channeling a stylish woman, Elbaz played with silhouettes going from boundaries of minimalism to figure hugging, and from strict structure to billowing while combining element(s) from all of the above. Impeccable tailoring and fine chic moody fashion, the catwalk portrayed dramatics with capes over simple skirts, oversized boxy wool coats and large-brimmed pilgrim hats. A fruity cocktail mix of volume and nipped at the waist dresses created a feminine allure that celebrated a fun and flirty lifestyle. An overall awe-inspiring juxtaposition of sophisticated seductive looks, coupled with bright girly statement pieces for the stylish woman who loves life’s little indulgence.
Lace Blouse,Stone Belted Trench Cape,High Waisted Hotpants,Canvas Peeptoe Boots,Milly Leather Shoulder Bag,Victorian Onyx Ring,Heart Song Necklace,Riding Hat,Lanvin Fall 2011
Stella McCartney: Stella McCartney further perfected the idea of minimal luxury for her collection. A mother of four small children under the age of six, McCartney epitomizes the working mother. A modern, practical woman who must compartmentalize her life, this mother yearns for highly stylish clothes without the fuss. McCartney brought an effortless ease with unique proportions as seen in full-rounded sleeves from a dropped shoulder of a blouse paired with trousers or pleated dresses. Comfort was found in loose cozy sweaters, mannish coats and baggy pants. It was a simple monochrome color palette of white and black. Yet the occasional splashes of blue and gold added an element of playful glamour. While her polka dot eveningwear added a softer, sexier and more feminine side to the collection. The dot motif was embroidered onto tulle shirts, and was seen snaking down one side of an hourglass dress creating just enough va-va-voom.