The final leg of the fashion month is over – Paris, the capital well-known for theatrics, high-octane fashion and other chic antics, came, saw and conquered our hearts with glee. Read on to see the highlights from the best shows.
Great Expectations: That’s how everyone seated for a Chanel show feels, and their expectations are always fulfilled with yet another wonderful show planned out by Karl Lagerfeld. Just when we were trying hard to get over the shopping plaza at Chanel last year, Karl presented us with Brasserie Gabrielle, a pop up french bistro where the wait staff was exceptionally attractive, too. Daintily clad models swarming around the café in their tweed jackets, layered to perfection. We’re sure Gabrielle (Coco Chanel) is smiling somewhere, all proud.
Back to the future: Louis Vuitton has claimed its seat on the space shuttle and Nicholas Ghequiere is steering it towards glory. The clothes spoke of holographic metallic elements and a leather movement. An honourable mention goes to the mini trunks the models swung around, reminiscent of a vintage vanity case, they were fully equipped with storage space for iPads, chargers, and other modern-day necessities – so futuristic!
Another designer who hopped on the time machine was David Koma for Mugler – robo-tron-ic pieces and hot leather-clad models, 2050, we can’t hardly wait…!
Dark Romance: It’s always Halloween season at Alexander Mcqueen, and we aren’t complaining. Sarah Burton was inspired by Marie Antoinette and gave it her own dark twist with ghostly-faced pale models walking down the runway.
McQueen’s models had a romantic glamour to them – poufy dresses, no shortage of ruffles and even provocative gowns.
Grunge Movement: Hedi Slimane (for Saint Laurent) and his never ending love for the punk culture, we sure hope that he never gets tired of it. Flouncy dresses with lace underskirts, leather jackets and torn fishnets – punk has never looked so dangerously good. The makeup was the perfect with models wearing red lips and a graphic black eye – a deadly combination that never goes wrong in the punk world.
Of course, no Saint Laurent show is complete without an ode to the iconic YSL Le Smoking.
Which show did you like best?