I have to say that I enjoy Zac Posen. He came again to Paris from New York to show his collection. It was hard to get excited about his sportswear but his eveningwear was his high point. It is one of his strenths.
Sharon Wauchob was an enjoyable collection that had a medieval touch to it. Elegance and softness. Well done with the mixture of basket weaving, beading, chains and textures.
Sacai was a nice little collection that had the best items for any cold fall or winter day or night. Great sweaters and wonderful dresses that were a bit above the knee. This is a fall/winter wonder.
The collection from Barbara Bui is full of sleek and sexy ideas. There was shine and luxe, short and long, great outerwear jackets, some nice tops mixed with knits and beading and some dresses had some well done beading as well. You go, Barbara!
Fantastic displays of colors, fabrics, prints, textures, fabric manipulation, and silhouettes are found in Manish Arora. His collection has wearable pieces with interesting accesories and details that are wonderfully executed.
You want a little rock and roll? A little Hollywood? A little casual chic? Balmain by Christophe Decamin was deigned and styled really smartly and beautifully. Minimalism mixed with glamour. The shiny suit that opened the show made quite an impact and set the tone for the show.
Ever so inventive and creative, Rick Owens always amazes me with his imagination and creativity. How does he do it? He just does it. Long, lean and clean. Definite fall/winter wonders are found here!
Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquiere was exquisitely created and engineered. I love how the fake leather and fabrics were sewn together and how the archival elements of Balenciaga were a trend in this entire collection. Ghesquiere can never go wrong with his great confident creativity was demonstrated in this collection.
Breathtaking is the main word I have for Ann Demeulemeester. Dark, elegant, tough and sophisticated are other words that I use that describes the brilliant and beautiful collection. Leather jackets with lacing details, tops mixed with skins and furs, great slim leather pants, vests, all are precious. The coats made with goat hair were FIERCE!! And finally the drapey dresses with black quill feathers were stunning including the finale dress. I think that this would be a wardrobe for a woman who has an elegant warriior in her.
Whew! Everything can be found here for that lover of French fashion. Which collection is your favorite so far? But wait! There is more coming! Stay tuned.
Balmain Fall/Winter 2011
Balenciaga Fall/Winter 2011