Of course the idea was good: recreating sequins, embroideries and fabrics combinations only using prints.
But after 30 looks, the least you can say is that as great as the initial idea could be, the result of a uni-shaped collection happens to be quite boring. Boat necks on knee length and floor length straight lines dresses were the only proposal of this collection on which the woman was presented like a chic just out-of-bed alien, showing scary blue nails and short hair wigs.
Inspired by the movie6th Sense, a modern vision of a nice witch? Who knows…the sure thing is that very feminine she was not. Large, fluid, shapeless dresses are never good to empower a body, and even less when worn with black courts. Sometimes funny, the prints witness the modern approach of the designers: diamonds, stars, even faking fabrics juxtaposition in trompe-l’oeil way. Breaking this mono shape collection, the last look featured a real (and not printed) jacket worn over a printed blouse; a touch of reality in this surrealist show.
Andy Warhol could have been the designer of this collection. Pop art inspired with a twist of classicism, the outfits were made of papier mache like fabric that featured crazy prints. Mona Lisa, Picasso-like paintings and abstract shapes gave the retro touch needed to fix this collection in everyone’s mind.
The snake print coats with fur collars added extravagance to the show, and this effect was reinforced by how the model’s hair was put: voluminous with blond or pink strands in a Marylyn’s way.
On slim printed pants with matching jackets, padded trench coats with black inside and gown dresses made voluminous with black tulle were the key pieces of this collection, a perfect balance between retro inspirations and modernity.
Wool crazy Wool! It’s absolutely stunning what you can do with it nowadays! From chunky knit to light evening dresses, Mark Fast explored all the possibility one of the oldest fabrics to create a collection in natural tones with a wide variety of grey, pale pink and black associated with white.
In front of the rebellious/designer/singer/actor Kanye West, the models walked in long wool cardigans, light dresses and large straight cut coats.
The black and white striped coat was gorgeous, as was the close to the body striped dresses and the amazing idea of this “gridline” worn over sleeveless dresses! As for the navy and electric blue outfits, it was exactly what was needed to give a modern and original touch to the show.
“Ap-pri-pri-a-tion”, the new collection of Kinder Aggugini mixed masculine cuts with feminine colors, leading to an elegant and wearable collection in which women expressed their strong attitude and personality through large cuts at first and then much more feminine and chic evening dresses.
Using menswear fabrics, such as Harris Tweed, Melton wool and rubberized Mackintosh, the designer created interesting silhouettes, with large pants, rigid straight lines floor length jackets and mini shorts worn with sweatshirts.
Prints on the outfits, that featured people, animal and natural elements on very colorful prints were fantastic, and were worn on pants and matching jackets, or skirts and matching blouses.
The colors were absolutely stunning for a winter collection, the type that really cheer you up: cherry red, sky blue or grass green!
Los chicos de Paul&Mary nos invitan a un plan para este domingo 4 de Marzo muy apetecible. Estarán en el mercadillo que organiza Utopic Sundays con diseño y artículos de segunda mano para compra o trueque. También cuentan con la participación de Second Hand. Podremos disfrutar de un estupendo brunch y buena música: Le Petit Circus, a partir de las 17 horas.
Sólo es una magnífica excusa para ir a visitar a esta genial pareja y disfrutar de un domingo rodeado de gente creativa.
¿Dónde? En c/Concepción Jerónima, 22 (Madrid) de 12h a 20h.
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The quote of Edmond Jabes which featured on the press release should have warned us:
“The clown reads in silence what once was said by all”
Clowns, this is what it was about. From a revisited version of the traditional clown shoes (and their round end) to a Japanese adaptation of their makeup, this collection presented today for this first day of Paris Fashion Week gave a feeling of piece and serenity.
In tones of black and white, deconstructed, sculptural quilted oversized jackets, brocade dresses and mid calf skirts were worn in a dramatic way, reinforced by the artificial clouds of smoke, only broke by the entrance of the models on the catwalk of the Garage Turenne.