Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Paris Fashion Week Says "Aurevoir"

Alas, Paris Fashion week has come to a close as Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu, and Ellie Saab all presented their Spring 2013 Collections. 

For Louis Vuitton Spring 2013 Ready-to-Wear, Marc Jacobs took an equally minimalistic approach as he did with his own namesake collection during New York Fashion Week.  The 1960s was an obvious influence on this collection, especially the colors and checkerboard print present on the clothing, shoes, and handbags. Models arrived and exited on escalators displaying three different skirt lengths seen in the 1960s: the mini, the midi, and the maxi.  

Miuccia Prada's Miu Miu's Spring 2013 Collection was luxurious and glamorous, with soft silks, Old Hollywood fur coats and stoles, satin shoes, ladylike leather gloves, and patent leather skirts and coats.

Ellie Saab presented a vibrant collection full of a kaleidoscope of colors complete with his trademark sparkly evening dresses.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Paris Fashion Week Highlights, Part 2

Karl Lagerfeld's Spring 2013 Chanel collection had an eco-conscious geometric vs. organic theme with structured jackets shown alongside floral chiffon dresses.  As a part of the always grand Chanel set, giant wind mills were scattered down the runway and the sustainability theme was carried out in the collection, particularly with a metallic blue grid dress resembling solar panels.

A primary-hued quilted bag was one of my favorite accessories in the collection

The soon to become famous Chanel "beach bag"

Since designing Kate Middleton's wedding dress, Sarah Burton has become a household name and  has maintained the legacy of the late Alexander McQueen while bringing in her own distinctive style to the brand.  In her latest collection, everyone was "abuzz" over her bee-themed collection which carried over quite literally in all the looks with "honeycomb" embellished peplum tops, pants, and Scarlett-O'hara worthy hoop skirts.