The Chalayan Spring show was an interesting one, opening with longline jackets and side cut pants, ruffles and pleated textures, then moving into wide brimmed hats, colourful patterns and sweetheart necklines, black plunging pieces and floral prints before closing with more printed looks including women in burkas cautiously looking out.
I very much enjoyed the Talbot Runhof show with the cheeky Vladimir Putin motifs which have been Photoshopped, the representations of blue, white & red tricolours, the shiny & full skirts and the colour palette of the collection. Designers Johnny Talbot & Adrian Runhof are a joyous pair when it comes to fashion, and oh how I do commend their tongue-in-cheek attitude. There were stripes and mesh, sheer floral embroidery, sequins, plunging necklines and a handful of pretty bows.
Kooky and feminine all in one collection, that’s what the Julien David show was like. It was jersey knitwear teamed with intricate sequined bodices, half-fishtail half-pleated skirts, quilted & fringed details and sheer overlays; it was wonderfully fun! Even the models had some asymmetrical frizzed-out dos going on.
Oh Christian Dior, how I love thee. Designer Raf Simons showcased the fashion house’s Spring collection at the iconic Louvre Cour Carrée that boasted monochrome, midi bubble skirts, chic longline leathers, peticoats with knee-shorts and a modern twist on 18th Century women’s boots. It was a little different to what I was expecting, I must admit, but I still very much enjoyed this show.
The Isabel Marant show was just tres cool! There really is no other simple way of putting it. The designer sent out a lot of leather, pleats & ruffles, flirty necklines with chic cover ups and a handful of timeless LBDs. I for one am in love.
Though a bit strange at first glance, the Anrealage show was one much-anticipated show. It opened with an all-black look that was covered from head to toe baring only the model’s face, but broke its dark mould with bright monochrome for the rest of the collection. One thing I really noticed and admired, is the way some pieces actually had their own shadow visible on the clothes, and by that I mean there were black sections of clothes mimicking the brighter white & greys’ shadows. As for the crepe wigs the models wore…well that’s just something else altogether.
Andrew Gn was full of colour, style and surprise with his Spring collection. There was simple monochrome, artistic colour blocking, swirl motifs, multicoloured artistic brushtrokes, floral prints and floral confections, and a lot of Asian influences in terms of shape. Just beautiful.
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