Paris Fall ’12 Fashion Week: My Top 4!
March 12, 2012 § 1 Comment
Paris fall fashion week this season completely shocked me. I always look to the city of lights for the reveal of the coolest trends for the upcoming fashion season. But for Fall ’12, the city’s fashion week was an utter tragedy.
A disturbingly large amount of the collections (mainly from big name labels, mind you) were outdated, outrageous and just strange. Even my favorite designers disappointed me.
Anyway, it was quite easy to pick four favorite collections.
Here we go:
Newbie designer Olivier Rousteing has been doing a great job upholding the Balmain name after Christophe Decarnin’s depature, and his latest collection is no different. His collection was all about extensive detail with influence deriving from Elizabeth Taylor Faberge egg collection – cool right? I loved the baroque detailing combined with the modern-day leather accents that gave the looks a unique edge.
3. Stella McCartney
Stella McCartney’s fall collection was the epitome of effortlessly chic. The dresses were breezy, the coats were structured and the looks were playful and fun to look at. The brocade details were interesting and the glints of gold highlights made the looks feel rich. I also enjoyed the sporty silhouettes that the designer is known for – it was subdued hint to the upcoming London Olympics. It is a very polished collection that will suit any woman who is confident and flirty.
2. A.F. Vandevorst
I was not too familiar with this designer duo prior to their fall runway show, but this collection immediately caught my eye. It truly embodied a femme fatale from the cocked hats that shielded the eyes to the seductive thigh-high leather boots – the collection had a strong air of mystery which separated the collection from the others during Paris fashion week. The layering was ever-present but was not bulky; the looks were still fitted and had a beautiful silhouette. I am not a fan of winter, but I would love to rock all of this collection during the cold months!
Due to the pregnancy of Phoebe Philo, Celine’s creative director, her runway show was turned into a presentation. The simple and unfussy setting of the presentation highlighted the collection in ways that a grand runway show may not have. The fall collection was sleek, refined and enforced the nonchalantly cool-girl essence that Philo has become known for. The coats were perfectly tailored and the juicy pops of striped colors were refreshing. There were also hints of a sporty silhouette that made the exquisitely tailored collection more approachable. Philo is a talented designer that usually doesn’t disappoint, and this collection further established her tenure.
What was your favorite show from Paris fashion week?