Saturday, January 28, 2012

Jean Paul Gautier's Couture

After I'd seen Jean Paul Gautier's F/W -12 menswear show I had a feeling that his collection at Couture Week would be just as crazy and colorful. This show had those flavors but was also a tribute to Amy Winehouse; the models walked down the runway in the same hair-do and make-up as the late singer. It was a fantastic show with lots of fierce outfits and candy for all fashionistas. It was much better than what I'd anticipated.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Dior and Armani - Haute Couture Week

My favorite shows from the Haute Couture Week in Paris are Dior and Armani, even though I thought Dior didn't bring anything new to the table. Instead the dresses which the models wore were of an old repertoire; the iconic Dior shape once again referenced the label’s 1950s glory days. Nothing bad in this at all, the magnificent show and the beauty of the models made one forget what time era we're in. I was mesmerized by the couture craftsmanship. When Karlie Kloss walked down the staircase and onto the catwalk, she did it with such elegance and confidence that all the other models looked like debutantes.

The Armani show was more futuristic and the silhouettes intriguing. It was clear that the iconic designer didn’t rely on the old heritage of the house as the other designers did. Everything felt fresh and new, something that is hard to accomplish when you’re creating couture, the skirts looked stunning with their misshaped folding. The collection consisted mostly of jackets with the perfect shape and lots of neon.

Armani Couture

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Wish List - Fashion Week

Visor - ASOS, Jacket - Stylestalker, Pants - SUPERFINE , Clutch - Olympia Le-Tan, Gloves - Reed Krakoff, Heels - Charlotte Olympa

Today's Outfit - trying to survive in the cold