0 comments from Terrance Demons at Sunday, March 25, 2012
As I mentioned a few weeks back, Paris Fashion Week showed off some of the best designers currently on the forefront (who can forget Marc Jacob's sartorial genius at LV? :]). Mentioning a name like Elie Saab immediately puts in the mind dazzling images of fabulously tailored gowns and evening wear. The show for this year was no different: gowns, skirts and slimming dresses all stood poised to take over the runway, all the while going hand in hand with glamorous details that elevated the looks even further. Here are my favorites:
Owing to the cleanness of each piece put on the runway, there's one thing to definitely take note of : this collection is pointed towards the modern woman (sorry, there's not too much eye candy for the "boho-broads"). Day to day wear was solid - hunter green monochromatic ensembles were shown, while creamy hued duo-tone skirts, tops and outerwear made an appearance beside wide-legged trousers and office wear (more peplums anyone?). Classic looks were (of course) on the mark as well: a number of gowns, illustrated in muted colorways and patterns reminiscent of tree roots (a uniquely unconventional element by far) stood alongside dresses in tinseled and sequined patterns, heightening the stately presence of each garment. Fur and feathers, too, made an appearance. My overall opinion? Superbly chic! Then again, could you expect anything less?
The gem of my day, amongst the rest, had to be the Celine RTW collection. Take a look at my fave photos:
There were so many great additions and details to take note of. Although I was slightly disappointed by the choice of footwear (only on some - many times the looks were spot on) my interest was then renewed by the selection of colorways. Vigorous and lively (however not boisterous), models illustrated looks in hues that exuded subtle but lasting dominance. Almost every piece from this collection could, if tweaked correctly, be used as a transitional piece between seasons. Fabric cuts were definitely palatable and the accessories proved to be robust and refined (I'm a fan of leather folio's, so when I saw these I was a bit touched <3). Minimal details, at least for me, will always win the day. Another surprising detail: zip closures! An oversized top that was shown towards the latter part of the show (this last pic) gives off a slightly edgy vibe. The oversized trousers combined with it, however, gives it too an air of sculpted tailoring. Very great stuff! This collection definitely has pieces that are "future proof" in many respects and rightly deserves the "Fully Disheveled" stamp. Geometric prints + bold colors = winning combo <3
Have a great day!
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