I am always intrigued by the Chanel’s show set design, and every year I wonder what is it going to look like and how that relates to the clothes. Imagine my surprise when I heard that there was hay on the floor, some huge barn like structure in the middle of the floor, and there was a big pile of hay with openings on the side. Crazy! The Kaiser seems to me to have spent way too much time in Vermont. The collection was full of kissing models, Victorian looking minidresses, and clogs. The linen pants had no shape and just looked more wrinkled than they should have been. Overall the collection gets a collective meh from me. I get that you have to keep the Chanel aesthetic looking the same without getting boring,but….I don’t know. It wasn’t bad or good.
Hermes was another runway show filled with theatrics. Models were apparently playing tennis on the runway, and people on twitter were totes geeked out by all the major models from different nationalities being represented in the show. Who doesn’t love a little diversity? The show was great because it was based on the sport of tennis, which is why the models were playing tennis. Jean Paul Gaultier created some of the coolest tennis skirts and kilts. The jackets had cool, crisps lines and the tennis sweaters were big enough to wear on a cool Spring night and also in the fall. The belts and bags were amazing. Peta will be pissed at the use of suede, leather, and Hermes’ own specialty bred croc skins. I really liked this collection. I thought it was fresh and absolutely needed for Spring.
Zac Posen… where is anyone going to wear this? I love you, but the only place I see this is on some hotel room’s wall. Oh my! Can someone tell me where her arms go?
This is how you do resort wear. It is bright and vibrant and blowing in the wind. It is feminine without being gaudy or over the top. Collete Dinnigan really knows how to stay current and cute.
Photos from Style.com.
P.S. I went away to Atlanta this weekend, and I took a blogger break. For some strange reason, this post didn’t magically appear on the 19th. I just want you all to know I didn’t forget about you or the blog. I hope you all had a fabtabulistical weekend.