October 7th, 2011
Paris Fashion Week: The End
All images via Style.com
Fashion month has finally concluded and we’re happy that the heavy hitters of Paris were there to take us out. And take us out they did – mostly by boat. In addition to the trends of pastel colors and Jazz-Age silhouettes we saw emerge in New York, London, and Milan, another became apparent in Paris – the life aquatic. It was literal at Chanel, where Karl Lagerfeld sent out sea shell shaped bags and Givenchy where Riccardo Tisci adorned his girls in shark fin necklaces. It was more subtle at McQueen where Sarah Burton’s girls appeared to be covered in a luxurious algae.
Picking a favorite look from the Alexander McQueen collection was impossible. So much so that we just closed our eyes and pointed to one and that’s what you’re looking at above. In the three main seasonal collections that Sarah Burton has designed since the death of Lee McQueen, this has felt the most McQueen to us. Each look was accompanied by a haunting head covering and the exquisite detailing that is synonymous with the designers. We’re struggling to think of any other words to describe this collection. Go look for yourself. Then go look again, wait a little while and look at it again. It’s that good.
Here are the rest of our WAG-favorite designer looks from Paris.
We know how much the girls love Isabel Marant. She has been the designer du jour for a few seasons now.
Marant fans will love this collection because it’s full of the same easy, stylish pieces she’s been designing every season. Fashion people will be weary of this collection because it’s full of the same easy, stylish pieces she’s been designing every season.
Do you smell what we’re cookin’? There’s a lack of diversity and we have to admit that we’re getting a bit bored. The over-sized sweaters are there, the cropped trousers are there, and the statement jacket is there just as they always have been.
Our favorite look was this lace t-shirt over a mini dress (we think.. shorts? skirt?) because it’s a slight departure from her usual formula.
Have a look at the rest of the Spring 2012 Isabel Marant collection and tell us what you think.
Or as we like to call it, What Will Louise Redknapp Be Wearing Next Spring.
Stella McCartney’s collections are always in two parts for us. The masculine suiting pieces in weird shapes that we don’t really understand and the sexy lovely dresses that will be worn all over red carpets.
She carried over the cutouts and asymmetry of her polka dot extravaganza for Fall and added fun prints that remind us a little of pajamas and edging details.
Mark our words – this dress will be worn by a WAG on a red carpet next year. No guesses on who though. That would just be silly.
See Stella McCartney’s Spring 2012 collection here.
Wearing Lanvin is pretty much a WAG per-requisite. Who can blame them, really? The legendary Parisian line has been turning out amazing clothes for over 100 years.
Alber Elbaz’s Spring offering was just as Gothic as ever, but in his own very special way. His signature draping details were everywhere and he even added the pastel colors that will be all over the place for Spring.
We picked the dress at left as our favorite look because it’s a mild departure for Elbaz. We’re quite sure those are abstract snakes on that dress and while the mere thought of snakes makes up pick our feet off the floor in sheer terror… we really like this. We aim to keep you on your toes, Kickettes.
Uncle Karl will be taking us under the sea this Spring and we are excited. We saw an aquatic theme at Versace as well, proving that great minds think alike.
This look is our favorite because it’s the most “out there” and also one of the prettiest. The iridescence of the dress reminds us of fish scales. They classiest, nicest smelling fish scales possible.
Chanel Spring 2012 can be seen here.
So that’s it. Another fashion month has come and gone. Our wish lists are endless and our wallets are frightened. Tell us what your favorites are or if we missed anything!