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Paris Fashion Week Spring 2012 – Top 5 Shows


Balenciaga – The seats may have collapsed before the show and the guests may have had to stand, but once the collection hit the runway it didn’t seem to matter. Nicolas Ghesquiére (Creative Director) sent out unusual shapes with a new silhouette. Couture techniques and denim pants. What more could you want?

Balenciaga

Haider Ackermann – The new kid on the block proved at his show this season that he knows how to rock a colour palette. Every colour in the rainbow and beyond were present as the models moved slowly and swiftly down the runway. I have big hopes for this designer….very big hopes.

Haider Ackermann

Chanel – For Fall we were among the rocks and soils as models floated down the graveled runway in a colour palette consisting of mostly grey and black. This season we dug even deeper through the rock and soil, reaching the magical mystery of underwater. Karl Lagerfeld created contrast with a colour palette of white and cream compared to last seasons grey and black. A light and refreshing collection for Spring. To top it all off, Florence Welch appeared out of a sea pearl to debut her new song.

Chanel

Alexander McQueen – A lot of pressure was on Sarah Burton this season. It is the collection after the Royal Wedding dress. Did she impress? Oh yes indeed! Burton, like Chanel, had an underwater vibe to it. The range of sea creatures expanded as more and more shapes started to appear. Bravo Sarah, you have done it right again.

Alexander McQueen

Louis Vuitton – Marc Jacobs always has a way to shock the crowd. As guests took their seats facing the plain white runway, the center lifted up to reveal a caraousel with each model on white wooden horses. The crowds reaction set the exciting atmosphere.  A collection of pastels, peplums,feathers, and the amazing Kate Moss made it’s way around the rotating carousel. What will Marc do next?

Louis Vuitton

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The Art Of Colour


It’s time for colour to hit the streets again as Spring/Summer 2011’s biggest trend. From pink and yellow to blue and green, this trend is bound to get you into the summer feeling.

Vogue Italia Colour Shoot Feb 2011

Prada dipped into the trend by adding colour to boxy shapes and stripes creating a multicolour affect while Gucci went for a cleaner colour-blocking look inspired by the 1970’s. At Jil Sander, Raf Simon’s take on the trend was through prints of roses overlapping each other. There is plenty of choice for this trend that anyone can splurge into so do not be afraid.

Colour trend interpreted through stripes

For Men, look at Prada (boxy shapes again), Balenciaga for a monochrome look with pops of yellow, Tommy Hilfiger for a suit in any colour of the rainbow and Jil Sander again grabbing you deep into a kalediscope of vibrant colours.

Jil Sander SS/11 Menswear

If you absolutely hate colour and wish never to be seen in anything light and bright then try Bottega Venetta. Here Tomas Maier decided to be daring and disagree with this seasons biggest trend starting his show with….black. If you feel adventurous enough to continue to spread this trend, then I wish you a wonderful, cool and colourful season.

GN

Gucci SS/11

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