Thursday, 7 March 2013

Jean Paul Gaultier - Paris Fashion Week - AW2013

The Jean Paul Gaultier show was a surprise ticket for us this season and quite a treat! Held at Salle Wagram a beautiful function area (where I may or may not have fallen face first down a flight of stairs last season...) with incredible opulent decor, chandeliers and dark wood. The space was transformed with a huge T shaped catwalk taking over the ballroom. The T shape catwalk which later caused problems for models who all clearly forgot their rehearsal, bumped into each other and angered the photographers.

The collection opened with structure leather. High round necks sat across the face, lapels of long sweeping jackets studded with eyelets and metal zips.
Horizontal bands of fur slashed across the torso adding elegant structure to off the shoulder power dressing. Patch work metallics and fur were a throwback to the 1980's while the use of high necks and metallic leather spoke of futuristic themes, the sharp lines creating a battle of eras. even the 1970s seemed to be fighting for its place on the runway in colour alone.
Sheer pleated fabrics bled from the leather jackets swirling around models in a range of prints- bronze, red, black and orange were prominent.
Later in the collection the evening wear became fractured with patchworks of metallic sequins and leather taking the floor while fur was still a theme.

Tartan was also seen in purple double breasted suits while a scruffy tweed like fabric was also shown.
The mix of prints, fabrics and styles were intoxicating and created a riveting collection.

Better pictures to follow!

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