RECAP: Paris Couture Fashion Week Highlights
Tina Turner and husband Erwin Bach
High fashion designers like Chanel, Christian Dior and Givenchy set the stage for spring 2010 with their haute couture collections.
Check out some highlights below:
Valentino‘s Avatar inspired show was a “A Garden of Eden in cyberworld”, according to Style.com. The collection boasted an abundance of chiffon and vibrant splashes of neon colors.
Alexis Mabille‘s show of “Graphic Surgery” featured two toned suits and sharp geometric designs throughout . “I was looking at Cubist and Suprematist art, and Calder…I wanted something cleaner, with less embroideries”, said the designer.
Jean Paul Gaultier took a grand trip to Mexico with his spring collection. He received some criticism for focusing heavily on an outstanding “theme” for the show, rather than producing clean and new fashion that women are so eagerly seeking at the moment.
Chanel‘s traditional styles were given a futuristic twist. In reference to the pastel colors and icy silvers that dominated the collection, Karl Lagerfield stated “It’s the first time in my whole career I’ve done a collection without black or navy. There’s not one gold button.”
Givenchy looked to the 70s for inspiration in this glamorous and edgy collection. “I started looking into the archive, and found the idea of this strong, erotic phase of Parisian women I related to”, stated designer Riccardo Tisci.
One of Christian Dior‘s vampiresses poses in the romantic, equestrian themed show. As stated on Style.com, “This was one of those occasions when John Galliano pushed a Dior couture show into the realms of sensory overload”.
Maison Martin Margiela used unexpected hardware, like metal cages for sleeves, in a collection of unconventional vintage eveningwear. Fit for “an offbeat night on the town”, as Women’s Wear Daily called it.
Source: Style.com, WWD