Thursday, 3 March 2011

Sharon Wauchob - Paris Fashion Week

This morning Paris is drenched in Sunlight! A cold wind whips around us on our way to Ecole Des Beaux Arts and but we arrive well in time and after flashing our front row tickets we are inexplicably ushered past a queue of the crème de la crème of Paris Fashion.
The show starts promptly and is surprising. It’s a mixture between mature silhouettes, young crazy cut outs and opulent fur. The show begins with black, white and red – a black laser cut holey skirt with a layered white and red silk blouse underneath a tux style jacket.
The laser cut leather made a frequent appearance creating a sexy sheer effect - not instantly noticeable. The silhouettes were mainly seek and very fitted at the waist save for some stunning oversized trench coats that hang loosely away from the body. Kopenhgen Fur provided some stunning fur wraps, drapes and scarves with high stiff necks and gorgeous ribbed detail.
Necklines were again high with lower hemlines also which seems to be an emerging conservative trend this coming season.
Mainly fabrics were wool, leather and light silks but tougher high shine fabrics also made an appearance in panels and full garments. The evening section of the collection once again was playing with sheer fabrics using pattern to create the illusion that the garments weren’t totally see through. The colour palette turned to blue/green and rust for the flowing feminine printed dress sporting low V necks and with pleated bouncing skirts. Deconstruction was hinted at with frayed fabrics and some loose strands.
This collection was consistent and featured some gorgeous ready to wear pieces but a lot of the show felt very tame.

Jemima Daisy

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