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Paris Fashion Week Fall 2011 Continues To Roll On

Paris Fashion Week continues to roll on without Galliano…well not quite without him. His namesake collection showed in a small salon in Paris to a smaller crowd than usual. Twenty looks went out with his usual 1930s elegant flair. He is such a genius, and it sucks that he had to fall so hard, but racism and anti-Semitic remarks will not be tolerated.

The looks that Cédric Charlier designed for Cacharel were somewhat bland and boring to me. The only thing that saved the collection were the prints.

I don’t know if it was the hair or makeup or clothes, but the looks at John Paul Gaultier were very old and matronly. I really think I would have to see these clothes off the runway to get a better look at them.

Christophe Lemaire did a great job of bringing the 70s and Asian silhouettes back to Hermes. I loved the colors, patterns, and shape/cut of the fabrics in this collection. Oh and the leather word was devine. Good job!.

Giles Deacon is doing his best to bring Emanuel Ungaro back from the brink of destruction. While I think this collection could have been a little better, it is a wonderful change from the drama and bad design we saw with the line’s previous designers.

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The Last Of Paris

Paris Fashion Week is over and that means that all of the major fashion weeks are done until February and I can now go back to spending most of my time studying and finishing my DIY projects. Speaking of which; I completed this DIY last week from Alice & Daisy and am almost done with this one from love Maegan. I’ve also been hand-sewing and mending things, but that is neither here nor there! Here are the reviews. Photos from Style.com.

I think Sarah Burton did a great job with Alexander McQueen’s collection. There were some motifs, shapes, and textures happening in the collection that made everything seem familiar. Nothing strayed to far from what McQueen used to do.
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Louis Vuitton was beautiful. I will admit…there were some pieces that I thought were absolutely ridiculous, but the bulk of the clothes were amazing. Marc Jacobs did a great job with this Asian inspired collection.
Louis Vuitton
The last day of Paris Fashion Week also marked the last time John Paul Gaultier designs a collection for Hermes, and boy did he go out with a bang. He had fashion icon Farida Khelfa walk for him and a whole slew of dressage riders on horseback. Everything fit his horse theme perfectly.
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European Fashion Trends – Fall/ Winter Collections 2010/2011 Part 2

3rd trend: Revival of the 50’s and 80’s

Although these eras are long ago, nearly every decade celebrates its comeback, sooner or later. This fall it’s the 50’s and 80’s turn.

Derivation of the 80’s Wall Street look:

A new type of woman created a furor in those times: the successful businesswoman. In 1988, Melanie Griffith and Sigourney Weaver taught the business world the true meaning of fear in their movie “Working Girl”. And to show the women’s toughness, many men’s clothing classics got adopted to the female wardrobe.

Look:

The look is very businesslike. Coats, chemises and cravats are a pretty good investment. Typical 80’s: classical shapes & shoulder pads. To mix it up, mini-skirts can help to interpret the look in a female way. Noble hats cap the look.

Hermès look

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Derek Lam

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50’s look:

The characteristic silhouette is defined with small tops and wide flared skirts. A plunging neckline caters for modern sexiness. Very hip: slinky bustiers or a basic t-shirt combined with a skirt. Moreover, former floral prints get replaced by modern art-appeal.

Louis Vuitton:

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Prada:

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4th trend: Baroque ‘n ‘ Roll

Derivation:

In the 60’s, musicians like Jimi Hendrix knew how to play to the gallery, and they mixed glam outfits with quillings, velvet and brocade. The style carried forward to the 80’s and now. You definitively must have a look at the video clip “Prince Charming” by “Adam and the Ants”.

Look:

Precious brocade and sparkling gold threats come to the fore. The stylistic dimension varies from baroque-inspired glory to the sixties look and the shimmering 70’s disco style. Who doesn’t like to be that sparkish: A minimalistic combination of black and gold sets priorities without gaudiness.

Balmain

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Isabel Marant

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-Sabrina La Belle Fleurie

CH-CH-CH-Changes Again?!?!?

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Check out Business of Fashion today. 
They have all of the latest news on the designer changes that several labels are going through:

Sarah Burton confirmed as Creative Director at Alexander McQueen (Telegraph)
“A statement from Alexander McQueen and its ‘parent’ company, Gucci Group, announced that Burton will supervise the creative direction and development of all collections of the brand going forwards.”

New Designer at Hermès (NY Times)
“After seven years, Jean Paul Gaultier is giving up his ready-to-wear duties at Hermès and will be replaced by Christophe Lemaire, who has been designing for Lacoste since 2000. Mr. Gaultier’s move was expected, but the replacement was something of a surprise.”

Olivier Theyskens to Design for Theory (NY Magazine)
“Olivier Theyskens hasn’t been producing clothes since he was dismissed from Nina Ricci after his adored fall 2009 collection. But he’s finally landed a gig doing a capsule collection for Theory.”

U.K. Bans Two Vuitton Ads (WSJ)
“The U.K.’s Advertising Standards Authority Wednesday banned two Louis Vuitton print ads that it says could have misled consumers into thinking its products are handmade, when in fact the luxury brand also uses machines.”

Giles Deacon Talks Taking The Reins At Ungaro (Style.com)
“‘When I was doing my foundation course, before I ever got to Saint Martins, I was a really big fan of Ungaro. The Ratti prints were immediately appealing to my magpie eye… [what] I want to do is assimilate all that and make a new version.’”



As I stated before, Giles Deacon is going to Ungaro. JPG is out at Hermes and Christophe Lemarie is in at the luxury brand. Olivier Theyskens, who was dropped from Nina Ricci… BIG MISTAKE!, is now at Theory?!?!?!? Last but not least is the shocker that really isn’t all that shocking to me at all. Sarah Burton is now the Creative Director of Alexander McQueen. She has worked closely with McQueen for over a decade. I have faith in her, granted I am afraid that too many people will try to compare her to Alexander McQueen. That is to be expected though.

My First Fashion Week Experience! Part Deux


OK so after the interviews, Elizabeth from Charleston Scene, Mikelle, and I went to Cynthia Rowley’s store. Cynthia Rowley was extremely classy, humble, and nice. Really nice. I told her how I was a big fan of hers, and that her brand was the first pair of designer heels that I bought back in high school. She told me that I was sweet and had beautiful skin. Then I melted.to.the.floor. The store was full of so many interesting people. I loved it so much! Check out some of these people.
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Me and Cynthia Rowley
Some awesome man and Cynthia Rowley
This is the cool lady that let me take her picture. Check out the dude behind her too.
Isabella Blow Doppelganger.

I wish I had gotten all of her hat. There was a floral stem with leaves shooting out of the top. I honestly wish I could have gotten the whole outfit. She was beyond amazing. Makes me wish people dressed like that in South Carolina everyday. Oh did I mention that I saw a woman with a orange ostrich mini Kelly Hermes bag. Swoon!
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Paris Spring Fashion Week Post 5

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.

Photos from Style.com.