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Friday, September 27, 2013

Paris Fashion Week Review - Spring 2014

Right now, it's Paris Fashion Week, my favorite of all runway shows. I realize it's not Haute Couture, but that's okay by me. I'm not sure what to do with this blog so I'll do a review on what I've seen so far.

My favorite from Lanvin. Photo Source: Style.com
Among my favorite designers, Lanvin is one of them. It was a very shiny showcase. It was like watching skinny girls covered in tinfoil, walk down the runway. In between it, there would be one very hot black dress or slick jacket. The draping of course is immaculate. Lame (accented e) can look cheap but Alber Elbaz did not do that. Shine is not my cup of tea, but I can see the ladies eating it up. A+

My favorite from Balenciaga. Photo Source: Style.com
Heading over to Balenciaga, Alexander Wang’s second season. I like him. I think he’s ultra-talented, but I am having a hard time seeing him in the House of Balenciaga. I see Jason Wu at Hugo Boss, Raf Simons at Dior, Marc Jacobs at Louis Vuitton…maybe it will just take time.

I didn't have a favorite for Rick Owens, but I liked her expression the most. Photo Source: Style.com
Rick Owens certainly made a statement, bringing in the “Step Team”. At first glance, I have to admit I was like “What the f*** Rick Owens? What did you do to PFW?” After looking more into it, turns out the show was pretty stellar. I don’t agree with newspapers calling it racially diverse, because I only saw two races. Perhaps it’s because I view the term “racially diverse” as literally having multiple races and ethnicities from around the world. Regardless, I do wish I was there to see these full figured women do high kicks in Rick Owens clothing. Goes to show how wearable and flexible his designs
My favorite from Carven. Photo Source: Style.com
I read one review on Carven and they totally bashed him. I don't know why. They said his Spring 2014 is not wearable in real life, it's for photoshoots only. Personally, I don't know much about Carven except that it's one of the leading fashion houses now, and the French designer is up there in the top 10. I thought the collection was quite wearable. It's not something I would personally wear, but... I think my issue is that the review was hypocritical. Why say that the oversized boxy coat in Carven's should be slim, but it's totally okay for Marc Jacobs. Doesn't make sense. I'm giving him an A++ just for a crappy review from someone else (okay, mine doesn't give that much of an impact but I don't get paid for spitting out my opinion...I can't go by any of the reviews of this website anymore)

Love this look from Ann Demeulemeester. Photo Source: Style.com
Ann Demeulemeester had a gorgeous show. It was a little depressing with the big black hats the models wore, but the Victorian prints throughout the show and the sheer against solids and stripes gave the designs depth.

My favorite from Christian Dior. Photo Source: Style.com
It must have been weird for a buyer to go from Demeulemeester and straight into Christian Dior, where it was like so freakin' happy and colorful with fun text! Some of the skirt silhouettes reminded me of paper lampshades (it's a good thing, they were beautifully constructed. Very delicate). The buyers must have felt like they were tripping. Joking aside, it was a great collection. There were some pieces that I felt were a little too whimsical, but others that were very well put together and clean.


That's all for now. xoxo