Ah! Paris Fashion Week! The best fashion week of them all, if you ask me. We’ve assembled more of our favorite looks from the Paris shows, and will be updating our survey throughout the week. So check back early and often!
Ah! Paris Fashion Week! The best fashion week of them all, if you ask me. Where designers like Chloe, Julien David and Gareth Pugh convene to show off their latest collections and the fashion crowd still smokes ciggies and acts totally bored. We’ve assembled our favorite looks from the first round of Paris shows, and will be updating our survey throughout the week. So check back early, and often!
There are normal fashion shows, and then there are fashion shows where a model lights a barbecue in the middle of the runway. As you can see, the Livia Stoianova and Yassen Samouilov couture show in Paris this week was the latter.
I love fashion, but the Paris couture collections make me absolutely giddy. These collections celebrate fashion as high art, and present frothy, impossibly constructed delectable creations that make grown women salivate. Of course, couture gowns cost in the tens and hundreds of thousands, so we won’t be buying one anytime soon, but that doesn’t mean we can’t look. The first day of couture week featured shows from Giambattista Valli, Christian Dior (currently helmed by Bill Gaytten), Chanel, Versace, and Alexis Mabille — and they did not disappoint. Click to see some of our favorite looks from the first crop of shows.
The hype surrounding Kanye West’s debut women’s fashion line, DW, was on overdrive this past weekend, as the rapper-turned-designer presented his first collection during Paris Fashion Week. Of course it was a star-studded affair, and fashion heavy-hitters like Anna Wintour, Robin Givhan, and Carine Roitfeld were in attendance. Kanye consulted on the collection with other fashion insiders, including Central Saint Martins professor and British fashion guru Louise Wilson, who taught Alexander McQueen, Giles Deacon, and many other famous designers.
Although Kanye put in a lot of work and preparation on DW, it still falls flat … or should I say heavy … to me. Some fashion editors and critics were polite enough to say that he made a valiant first attempt and the line is a work in progress. But others weren’t too shy or awestruck by Mr. West as to basically call DW a knock-off. Keep reading »
This is a photo from Walter Van Beirendonck’s runway show at Paris Fashion Week, but if you had told me it was a screenshot from a movie in which the protaganist was evading the villain by disguising himself as a shrub, I would have totally believed you. If movie logic holds, this model could plop down on the ground at any time, fold his legs under him, and everyone in the audience would look around and say, “Wait, where did he go? I could have sworn there was a male model on the runway, but now all I see is an immaculately pruned shrub.” Nice move, Van Beirendonck! Keep reading »