Mar 6, 2011

Paris Designer Signature Collections Fall 2011/2012

A group of designers who have the years of experience and the staying power, have shown collections stamped with their own signature looks and influences that they are known for to the fashion world, including some new looks that will increase the staying power they already have.
Junya Watanabe's looks were tough chic with plenty of leather and zippers, showing the biker look that is tough and to soften the toughness are the draped tops, sweaters, skirts and dresses. The pops of fall colors and some leopard print was added to give a sense of lightness as well. Thanks, Junya.
Tsumori Chisato was a playful collection mixed with color blocking, appliques, prints and sequins and beading and a touch of feathers. the Caftan Shaped dresses were quite chic. A collection worth viewing.
A line that was as sophisticated as can be was Martin Grant. Wonderful tailoring. Beautiful neutral, black, white and some red were some chosen and utilised well. The bold graphic dresses were simple, modern and romantic.
A beautiful collection that started in ivory with art nuveau flower prints to black with the same prints from Caharel looked like a modern fairy tale of clothes. Some colors were pastel as well and gave a nice smooth touch and there were some pieces that were beautifully layered. A pretty fairy tale indeed.
I loved what Azzaro has to offer. These designed were cut and made perfectly for the body. Sophistication and simplicity was present and for a lack of better words, sexy and elegant. Actually seductive is a better word. Wonderful cocktail dresses made with beautiful details and fabrics did not steer this collection wrong.
Comme des Garcons by Rei Kawakubo always amazes me how the clothes are put together. There were colorful prints that were mixed with black, jackets that tie like aprons, deconstruction on some dresses, mixture of fake snakeskin with wool. The show ended with some gold pieces that were a perfect expression of Kawalubo
According to Rolf Snoeren, they wanted to create and army that battles for beauty. Viktor Horsting said "to show our passion for fashion, we are ready for the battle.”  This is why, if you were wondering, the model's faces were painted in red because they are the warriors of this army. The Viktor & Rolf collection had a sophisticated medieval influence. The pinwheels, scaling and pleating formed the armour on some pieces. Black and ivory and a passionate red were the main colors. There were silver dresses with pleated details that came out toward the end that looked like a display armour that was kind of fascinating to see. This collection was done with that true Victor & Rolf signature.

Viktor & Rolf Fall/Winter 2011


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