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Friday, 30 September 2011

Paris Fashion Week SS12 - Amaya Arzuaga


The show venue was ‘Cite de la mode et du Design’ – a gorgeous metal and glass structure sitting on the river bank – the reception to the show was a few glasses of horrible, but doubtless expensive red wine which was the ‘goodie’ for seated tickets. Last season’s show was packed out in comparison and we were asked to move forward to front row.
About to get upgraded....

The show began with sheer metallic blouse with a plunging neckline and concentric pleats, paired with a skirt made of angled strands metallic raffia. The plunging necklines continued, adding backless pieces and using an array of sheer, metallic pastels of the palest shades. The pale pastels were offset with contrasting black panelling and trim.

There were two main silhouettes on the run way – the first a tight skirted mini with structured pleats adding interest and the second was a gorgeous bucket shaped, tubular mini that hung away from the body, the models tucking their arms behind the wide silhouette. 
The sheer bucket dresses barely disguises tight swimwear, bodysuits mini jumpsuits also toting the concentric pleat. The swimwear/bodysuits were in white metallic jersey as well as one pastel pink sheer knitted suit.

Pleats began to accentuate the form with deep plunging neck lines featuring structured pleated busts – shunning the current lowering hemlines this collections microminis were a breath of fresh air while retaining the sheer trends and the metallic silks.

The collection was incredibly consistent in its use of fabrics and style and the pleating, structuring and draping was beautifully executed.


Jemima Daisy x
Images by Sannita Hancock

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