I have a confession to make. I don’t like the Paris Fashion Week.
There! I said it. I know this is almost a blasphemy for a fashion lover, but each season when I watch the shows I can’t help but feel every designer try to be more weird and avant-garde then the others. This is not problematic per-se, if it weren’t for the fact that in the process the creations look less like clothes and more like performance art.
Call me old fashioned, but I believe clothes should be made to wear.
Yet after this rant Paris Fashion Week is still a very large one, so there are enough interesting designers to watch among the peculiarities. Let’s begin:
Balenciaga offered a beautiful, elegant collection with dominant tones of blacks, whites and greys.
The unending creativity of Karl Lagerfeld was again able to create a collection that is both modern and timeless. Completely elegant and completely Parisienne.
Raf Simons continued the somewhat futuristic line from previous seasons, with sleek looks and shiny boots.
Miyake is a master at creating structural clothes that can still be eye-catching and wearable.
Miuccia Prada’s younger line brightened up the runways with a lot of color and sass.
This whimsical collection looked like a combination of pin-up, ballerinas and victorian fashion, and it was very different and very enjoyable, in my opinion.
Infuenced by comics and pop culture, this collection looked much more sophisticated and high fashion than Moschino’s attempts on the subject.