Bonjour Paris, you’re the town for me! Okay, you’re the one for me this week. Paris Fashion Week isn’t like any of the others; the avant-guardes are out, the chic factor is definitely high, and, the line-up of défilés (runway shows) fab shots, as we get over the jetlag so please excuse our slight delay….
Here are highlights of Day 1 and Day 2:
Damir Doma isn’t one to be waiting in the wings. This truly interesting designer is always finding ways to surprise: case in point, the “Modern Renaissance” twist of his fall 2012 collection. There were finite historical details cleverly adapted in the line-up, though the overall allure was much more directional. The use of leathers (mostly suede) and fur trims (including lining) showed a great tailor’s handling and styling savvy.
Guy Laroche is once again claiming its position in the fashion hierarchy under Marcel Marongiu’s tutelage. Their fall 2012 collection, very strong for its individual pieces, might also be noteworthy for the sleekness of the looks and the incredibly well edited color story. This cinematic Film Noir story radiates with an elegant luster and imposing maturity that makes it difficult to choose a single favorite piece. The few black Mongolian accents surely heightened the drama.
Limi Feu credited a 1950′s feminine ideal for her latest collection. Fifties it may be, but the looks were much stronger than anyone might anticipate and oddly contemporary… if not directional. She experimented with proportions and flipped masculine details to showcase her feminine ideal. Black was her color of choice to bring uniformity to her looks. This collection was a clever exercise in dualities.
Paris heats up.
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