Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Paris Fashion Week Review

Paris Fashion Week has sadly come to a close this evening, and I caught some live footage of the Miu Miu show to say farewell. What fantastic collections there have been though. Zac Posen for me, was a flawless collection. It was the first time the American designer was showing in Paris and his collection certainly fitted in with french luxury. Lanvin was a slight disappointment after looking forward to it so much. The garments were not as beautiful as usual, as they were given a harder edge with a leather harness or zips. Although it was a slight change of direction, it just didn't seem right! Nina Ricci filled the soft, romantic gap for me and John Galliano wowed me with a colourful collection inspired by twenties theatre costumes. Karl Lagerfeld once again pushed the boundaries of the catwalk with his show for Chanel. The setting was an ornamental garden, where 80 musicians played and over 80 models walked the catwalk (that's about double the average!) 

I hope you like my selection of catwalk looks, along with a quick description of what the collections consisted of. It's safe to say that sheer fabrics will still be a trend next Summer, along with lace, animal print and pleating. There were also many capes like the Givenchy one below which may reach the red carpet rather than the high-street stores! 

What were your favourite collections at Paris Fashion Week?  

Givenchy
Leopard prints and black chiffon

Zac Posen
Feathers, chiffon and lace

Christain Dior
Sailor hats and tropical prints

 Jean Paul Gaultier
3-D prints, denim and lace

Nina Ricci
Ruffles and neutral tones

Lanvin
Body conscious, zips and metal embellishment 

Chanel
Digital prints, distressed tweed, feathered fringing.

John Galliano
Genie trousers, florals and butterfly prints.