The report: Paris Fashion Week FW10/11

ustrikemyfancy  for Paris fashion week F/W 2010-11

what’s more impressive than seeing a fashion show in north pole? among icebergs let’s say. well Mr.Lagerfeld made it reality for Chanel by bringing 15 truckloads with ice from sweden, the perfect background for this years furry -and thank god fake- collection, for  today’s ice-queens. the canvas was the same, mainly Chanel’s tweed outfits but with furry decoration, embellishments, neon-white dresses, icy jewelry.

Chanel invitation and pictures of the outfits

Nicolas Ghesquiere’s collection for Balenciaga was pure love with a late 60’s early 70’s ‘Kubrick’ aesthetic but not at all retro neither boring or predictable, as retro can be

Alber Elbaz for Lanvin designed a powerful collection, tailored but not strict, with sweatshirt shaped tops and wide shoulders, some drapery and delicate lace evening dresses. Big jewels as he’s taught us to adore.

John Galliano’s leather invitation, like a map leading to a treasure

one of the most intellectual collections for next winter was undoubtably that of Maison Martin Margiela, experimenting with transparent fabrics and velvet and with pants and skirts as well,emphasizing in exaggerated waists

For Balmain Christophe Decarnin kept the same basis: low waisted pants, extra mini dresses, evening dresses short in front and long in the back, a collection sexy as hell, this time with lots of brocade, a few  pantsuits, gold, sequins, luxury till the end and of course unspeakably expensive pieces

Kenzo invitation in full bloom! tree leaves, mosses and lichens- how beautiful is that?

More parisian than ever was Marc Jacob’s collection for Louis Vuitton, a feminine classy collection that opened with Laetitia Casta and ended with Elle Macpherson, with circle skirts and narrow waisted dresses waving while models catwalked around an enormous spraying fountain -so cinematically 50’s

john galliano for Dior or “masculine and feminine elements coupled rustically  together”. a lush collection, ruffled romantic dresses with heavy leather jackets, thigh-high boots, lingerie outfits rotating with checked coats and wide knits- and those lace booties..oh..

hussein chalayan‘s invitation looked like you froze the beginning video of d.lynch’s movie “Lost Highway” me cruise me cruise me baby…

chalayan, ‘fascinated by the idea of how clothes can represent a place’, made a narrative collection like a road-trip around USA, combing mainly sportswear with city looks and mingling locations and ethnicities

Turkish Vogue edition is here and for that reason a big launch party was given at Crillon hotel, as part of Paris fashion week.

that’s the first issue, with Jessica Stam on the cover, shot by Patrick Demarchelier

and where would we be without shoes? the invitations of Roger Vivier and Pierre Hardy presentations (more to follow soon)

In Paris We Trust

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