You are going to collectively hate me for this post. This is Paris Fashion Week and there are just too many great designers that are showing in a short span of time, so I'd like to apologize for flooding this post with a bountiful harvest of my favorites. Can I just say, we are definitely going to see a lot of really really really well-dressed people this coming Fall!
Guy Laroche plays it cool with metallic panel knitwear, denim and multiple-slitted skirts.
Dries Van Noten finds some inspiration from the Orient with brocade and cherry blossom embroidery. Van Noten knows how to play with silhouettes and manipulates the focal point to the neck and face with a gorgeous flower accessory.
Balmain takes us back to a Studio 54-esque era with fringe dresses, color-blocking, lots of neon and flowy, pleated pants sweeping across the floor.
Barbara Bui explores the sophistication of leather from coats to dresses to cropped pants---even full length skirts!
Rick Owens adds some sparkle to geometric lines, giving it a more feminine touch.
This is why I Love
Alber Elbaz. He's got such a creative mind but he puts it all on a woman's perspective. Is it wearable but thought-provoking? Sexy yet sleek? He's got everything covered in this Collection
. I just love everything about it...the silhouettes, the leather harness, tassels...EVERYTHING!
's Raf Simons takes mesh and converts it from street style to runway-worthy.Isabel Marant
goes higher with high-waist pants (hugs the ribs). Stomachs in!
Balenciaga Alexander Wang opts for a more polished appeal with hair updos and mostly conservative silhouettes---just a few plunging necklines here and there. Wang proves that showing less skin can still be very sexy with the right draping and fabric!
Elie Saab It's safe to say that my fave Mr. Saab found some deep connection with leaves in this collection. Who makes leaves sexy? Only Elie Saab.
sticks to what they know best. Soft lines, feminine and romantic!
John Galliano Bill Gaytten must be one of the most underrated designers as he brings out such a cohesive design with metallic jacquard and needle-punching (definitely my trend fave of all seasons!) all in the name of Galliano!
Akris keeps it clean and minimal but nothing is simple about these designs. They don't need any fussy detailing. The draping and silhouettes can amply speak for themselves.
Givenchy Some love Riccardo Tisci for his creative designs, but more people in the industry look up to him for his expertise on fine-tailoring. Both are evident in this season's collection and check out those interesting facial accessories (metal mustache, anyone?) ---you can't shake the Goth outta this guy and that's actually not a bad thing.
Zuhair Murad Aside from the heavenly gowns with cascading beads and embroidery, Zuhair Murad widens his horizon by involving mini skirts and trousers in this season's collection.
Hermès How cute are those leather overalls?
The navy coat with shearling fur is definitely a must-buy!
Chanel This collection is by far, one of the most spectacular that I've ever seen. Lagerfeld channeled Coco in a lot of the designs, but you can see that he harmoniously integrated his own style into every piece. I love the high necklines and staple combinations of tweed and houndstooth. The greatest accessory of the collection is the nude/black cap toe slingbacks--- elegant, versatile and timeless!
Valentino We all know that the infamous Derek and Hansel created a bit of a ruckus towards the end but let's not lose sight of how Valentino had a great show overall. The collection was romanticized but you can sense a darker side that the brand doesn't usually show a lot of.
A closer look at Derek and Hansel's ensemble.
Miu Miu While Miuccia Prada proudly showed with pastels on her Prada collection, she steps out of her comfort zone to play around with some prints and louder color palettes.
Louis Vuitton Ghesquière continues to inject that extra oomph into the brand's collection with shorter helm lines and body-hugging silhouettes.
|all photos via style.com|
This was one heck of a long post but very much worth it, non? I just wanna throw all these clothes on the floor and roll all over them
like a rabid dog trying to get rid of an itch.Sashay Shante overload.