Monday, July 16, 2012

The Leftovers: Paris Fashion Week FW12

Unlike most years the story that started in New York and carried through London and Milan passed to Paris almost unchanged. The darkness, the moodiness, and the sensuality that lifted somewhat in Milan returned in all of their sinister glory in Paris. The Italian sexiness is always a bit lighter. More playful. The French is often anything but.

The trends in colors and shapes and fabrics remained the same.

The peplums

At Paule Ka

At Commuun

At Mugler

At Haider Ackermann

The blanket coats

At Christophe Lemaire

At Cacharel

At A.F. Vandevorst

At John Galliano

The leathers, furs, and brocades

At Cédric Charlier

At Céline

At Felipe Oliveira Baptista

At Louis Vuitton

At Valentino

At Dries Van Noten

At Azzaro

At Nina Ricci

At Neil Barrett

At Dries Van Noten

At A.F. Vandevorst

At Julien David

At Stella McCartney

The wine-infused palette

At Chalayan

At Giambattista Valli

At Cédric Charlier

At Neil Barrett

At Dior

But The Lady, in all of her dark, wealthy, perverted and demanding glory, was the real story of Paris. The one that could be found everywhere.

At Guy Laroche

At Giambattista Valli


At Elie Saab

At Lanvin

At Viktor & Rolf

At Givenchy

At Yves Saint Laurent

The one that wove its way into all of the other stories being told.

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