Miuccia Prada’s collection yesterday took some inspiration from the film ‘Female Trouble’ directed my John Waters in 1974. With the film’s theme music featured in the fashion show’s soundtrack. The main character ‘Dawn Davenport’ is a spoiled schoolgirl-turned-juvenile-delinquent who runs away from home and at the end of the film ends up with her in the electric chair. A rebelious school girl feel runs through the collection with tartan, bright leather, ruffles and crop tops. Added with some gorgeous over sized bow details on the shoes, tartan belts, slicked down hair for the ultimate rebellious school girl look.
Nicolas Ghesquiere certainly did not disappoint with his second collection for Vuitton, still showing off his signature cool retro sillouhette. Cargo jackets, woven dresses, sequins, leather and denim all featured strongly. But the bags were also very much present – a Vuitton staple after all – making the brand somehow super cool again…
The inspiration for this ready to wear collection was taken from the 18th century tradition of the Grand Tour. Which is a trip taken by young Europeans to explore the art, culture and traditions of Italy. A beautiful artistic, romantic collection, with long flowing gowns embroidered in wispy gold starfish, or watery seascapes. It was all anchored with knee-high gladiator sandals and half-up, half-down hair that was intertwined with precious gold marine trinkets such as seashells and starfish.
A gorgeous collection to go exploring Europe in!
Trust Karl Lagerfeld to reinvent street style by erecting his own street – Boulevard Chanel” – inside the Grand Palais, for models to strut down to, looking as if they’re just going for a stroll in a mix of classic cardigans (as worn by Gisele), bright prints and reinvented tweedy suits.
The finale saw the models taking part in a mock demonstration, carrying banners and placards saying things like”tweed is better than tweet” and “make fashion not war” while Cara and Gisele shouted through megaphones “What do we want? When do we want it?”
Now that’s one fun show!
Gareth Pugh finally presented his new collection in Paris following his earlier performance at New York Fashion Week. As yesterday was the Autumn equinox, Pugh’s collection was fully informed by the pagan rituals attached to such calendar watersheds. There are steer skulls made from papier-mache and the colours he used are a very earthy palette with brown, black, white and greys.
Today’s show featured models hugging small clutch purses clad in jewel tones, over the knee black boots, and pops of leopard print. A very versatile and classic collection with ladylike silhouettes.
Marc Jacobs ended his tenure at Louis Vuitton with a brilliant show at Paris Fashion Week showcasing the 2014 spring collection. Marc Jacobs had been the creative director at Louis Vuitton for nearly two decades. A new creative director for Louis Vuitton has not been named, Marc Jacobs will be free to focus on his own line.