Showing posts with label Christian Dior. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Christian Dior. Show all posts
This post has certainly been a long time coming, hasn't it?! I can only apologise for the delay, but can think of no better way to get ready for the spring than by looking back at my favourite of the SS12 collections from Paris: (I realise this is slightly ironic given that I'm putting this together wrapped in a blanket with ankle deep snow outside, but nevertheless!)
 Another stunning collection from Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli at Valentino. I loved the unashamed romanticism of this collection, from the angelic plaited hair to the intricate cutwork which gave the looks a really antique feel. Demure and dainty- this show was my favourite from Paris.

The Louis Vuitton presentation was a riot of sheer girly style. Ornate flowers were a repeated motif throughout, and the whole collection felt like a homage to the ritual dressing up and childhood imagination- as reflected in the carousel set, vivid colours and cartoon-like appliqué detailing.

Riccardo Tisci's spring collection for Givenchy incorporated candy colours, sheer fabrics and perfectly cut pieces. I love the juxtaposition between androgynous tailoring and the feminine colour palette, which together created a really fresh, modern aesthetic.

Stunning dresses in an array of sparkling jewel tones and form defining shapes made the Elie Saab show one of the most glamorous from Paris. Perfectly sophisticated, elegant and chic, this was a collection of dresses made to grace the red carpet if ever I saw one. 

This collection marked the start of a new direction for Dior, and encapsulated a vision of elegance which the label is so renowned for. Sheer fabrics, peplum hems and embellished details came together to create a series of classically feminine looks and marked notable a return to the label's Parisian roots. 

Which shows did you like from Paris? And which spring looks were you most inspired by?

(Image credit: fashiongonerogue.)

07.02.2012- Fashion Week Top Five: Paris SS12

Here are my favourites from the 2011 Resort Collections so far (excluding Chanel, who I blogged about back in May here.)

Christian Dior

 An ultra-feminine collection from Galliano, with a distinct 60's flavour; bold lips, baby-doll dresses and beehives. 

Zac Posen

 Adore the simple pale colours and elegant lines.

Erin Fetherstone

 Simple monochrome styling, perfection.

Louis Vuitton

 A continuation of Fall's experimentation with feminine shapes.

Marc Jacobs

 Another really feminine, wearable collection; the dresses are so so cute in muted summer hues. Love the styling with the sun hats as well. 

Which resort collections are your favourites so far? 

(Image credit: style.com.)

14.06.2010- Resort Shows

Final fashion week post until September when the craziness will kick off in style once more, here are my Paris picks:

Alexander McQueen

 A truly luxurious collection, which stands as a tribute to and as the legacy of the unparalleled creativity and ingenuity of McQueen.

Miu Miu

 I really liked the way that this collection featured texture and the juxtaposition of the muted pastels with bright flashes of orange. 

Valentino

 Very understated pieces from the Valentino show, adore the scalloped hems and black on nude lace details. 

Chloé

Simple, clean and minimalist, this collection proved that less really is more. 

Chanel

 When I saw the first shots of the Chanel collection, I was horrified at the yeti style outfits which consisted a considerable proportion of the looks and thought that I would hate the rest of the collection. This then, proves that first impressions can be deceptive, as when I looked at the rest of the pieces, I found some more traditionally 'Chanel' looks later in the show that I just adored. Again, I really like the interesting use of texture in this collection, and the way that the classic monochrome aesthetic has been updated through styling the dresses with white woollen tights. 

Giles

 I adored this collection, with the 60's inspired styling and cute, feminine dresses. How amazing is the bag in the final shot? Want one!

Stella McCartney

Less is more for Stella, the elegance and sophistication of these pieces really shines through thanks to how simply they have been styled on the runway.

Celine

Beautiful lines, yet more minimalist chic.

Balmain

 Very much a continuation of previous Balmain collections, with the shoulder pad detailing and party perfect sequin dresses; the combination of lilac and gold is divine. And, as they say, if it ain't broke...

Balenciaga

 I really love the pastel hues in this collection, and the pieces feel both wearable and youthful. 

Christian Dior


Loved Dior, particularly the hair and make up and Galliano's use of colour, fresh, crisp tones and long lines give this collection a classic feel, nodding to the shapes of the 20's and 30's. 

So that's it! What were your favourites from Paris? And which shows were your favourites of all? 

(Image credit: style.com.)

15.03.2010- Paris, je t'aime.