Tuesday, 12 February 2013
Paris Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2013 Part 1
We all know how influential can Paris be when it comes to Fashion Week, The best brands come out and show us the beauty of their collections, new trends, and how they turned and blended materials together into some of the most beautiful outfits.
I was very excited about this event as there were at least 10 designers' collections I've been looking forward to see, So let's start with my french favourite; LOUIS VUITTON!
Louis Vuitton gathers all the style-travellers out there, making sure they make a statement wherever they go; LV's style director Kim Jones mentions that "the collection is just like an actual journey... it comprises what you take with you and what you bring back both physically and mentally from the experience"
The collection takes on the infamous Parkas and the fur attached around the collar, leathers and animal prints typical of the Himalayan regions, showcasing the perfect collection that enhances masculinity, tradition and modernity all at the same time. Interesting the blankets woven made of cashmere turned into ponchos - another regional garment from the southern regions of America -
The accessory line has instead clean lines and block colors, it contrast perfectly with the colorful ready-to-wear collection. We get to enjoy the sight of the LV notorious totes, weekenders and interesting over-sized backpacks.
Valentino instead, stays classic with a very crisp and elegant collection, taking inspiration from the British heritage and the 1960s era.
The color palette is simple yet very remarkable, including navy, grey, charcoal and military green. The cape and the fitted tailoring get an English make-over following the check-pattern. The collection includes leathers, fur and camouflage prints. It's almost impossible to dislike a classic sleek collection by the Italian master of elegance Valentino!
American designer 3.1 Phillip Lim showcases a very interesting collection revolving around a casual look and street style more than anything else. Creating very versatile clothes for the everyday use, we get a mouthful of quirky outwear; leather bomber jackets and single-breasted furry coats.
The materials used are many but it seems that Phillip Lim had a preference for leather, a rebel sign that can be visualized onto his latest collection for the next F/W. Just like Valentino, camo-prints seem to be one of the many fashion-trend choices by the Americans: Military trousers, backpacks and jackets are among my favourites. This has got to be a very unique and stylish counter-attack from the Yankee side.
Dries Van Noten' solution is in the prints; Bohemians inspiration meets the french Rococo over the top style as some of the most interesting shapes and elaborated designs are embroided and printed onto the garments giving out a very tapestry-effect. Luxury is exuded from each outfit, altogether It's very positive to say that Dries Van Noten went for the wow factor and made a collection effortless cool and luxe-friendly.