Thursday, October 6, 2011

Magical Paris - Spring 2012

Alexander McQueen
Sarah Burton keeps the legacy of Alexander McQueen alive and she does it with fierce goddess-inspired creations, which seem to be a reoccurring theme. Certainly not every one agrees that the fact that McQueen's controversial era has come to an end is a loss; intermingling politics and women rights issues in one's collections is sure stir.
The coming seasons might hold a lot of more "safe" but gorgeous garments designed by the labels new head. It may come to that point in the near future that one will grow tired of seeing the same beautiful pieces. I draw this conclusion from both the fall -11 and resort -12 collection, which reminds me in many ways of this one. I'm not complaining because she has truly channeled and is mastering Lee McQueen's shapes, but her designs are somewhat more feminine, for better or worse...

Louis Vuitton

The final collection Marc Jacobs delivers for Louis Vuitton is as magical as the show, which stole a lot of the after-buzz around Paris fashion week. I think both Lagerfeld and Jacobs had the same idea in their mind: that the runway and the coulisse should be all white so the models wouldn't stand in the shadow of too striking a set. The models looked exquisite in their knee-long dresses riding the carousel horses. It's hard to forget the accessories which really stick in your mind, the shoes and the handbags had been done with a great eye for detail. I'm very impressed and craving at least five of the bags and pairs of heels.

Chanel (above) and Manish Arora
Hakaan (above) and Miu Miu
Paco Rabanne (above) and Valentino