Thursday, April 12, 2012

Paris Fashion Week- Part 1

Yes, I'm just now getting around to posting about the shows that happened at the beginning of March!

Andrew Gn Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear
I really liked the Victorian-inspired Andrew Gn collection! It was feminine and ladylike, and you could see the Victorian influence without being hit over the head with it. Plus, they were pieces you can actually wear!

Andrew Gn Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear
Although this look is a little less wearable for everyday people, I think it's just killer!

Andrew Gn Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear
I want these leather shorts like... yesterday.

Andrew Gn Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear
Oh shiz, now I want these shorts, too. Well done, Andrew Gn, you just made me want black velvet shorts. Well. Done. (HATE those shoes with this look, though. HATE.)

Balenciaga Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear
This look from Balenciaga reminds me of She-Ra, Princess of Power.

Balmain Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear
This dress by Balmain. I don't even know what I want to say about it, I just felt the need to put it here. Feel free to discuss.

Balmain Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear
This Balmain dress belongs in a couture show, not ready to wear!  All of the details for this show were exquisite.

Carven Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear
I really liked that Carven was inspired by Hieronymus Bosch's Garden of Earthly Delights, since I think that's my favorite altar piece. In some looks the inspiration is obvious, in others it's a much looser interpretation. There were a few total misses, but at least the collection as a whole held my interest.



Dries Van Noten Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear

While I wasn't a huge fan of Dries Van Noten in general, I did like their unconventional use of fabrics. I saved this dress for future inspiration, because I really like the placement of that panel of fabric.

Gareth Pugh Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear
Gareth Pugh shows us exactly why humans and muppets should never mate.

Gareth Pugh Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear
I really like this Gareth Pugh look, though. It's almost like an update on Matrix-style cyberpunk.

Alexander McQueen Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear
I have to say how bummed I am that I didn't like the McQueen show. I have no words for how much I miss clothes actually designed by the man himself.  I keep waiting for Sarah Burton to wow me, or at least have SOME spark of the old McQueen magic, but it still hasn't happened.

Alexander McQueen Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear
I'm officially calling these "the horsie shoes", btw.

I still have several shows to babble on about, but I'll cut this off here for the sake of decent post length!

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