Unfortunately, the shows that took place yesterday in Paris had nothing to do with last spring's playful and colourful collections. It's not though that they were less inspiring or of lower quality. It's just that I caught myself for a moment missing colour after so many black and brown-based shows.
However, the decentralization of interest from prints and colour to the constructive part proved good in the end. What I liked most on these shows was the volume. Christophe Lemaire's masculine suits and twentie's coats were the epitome of style, while Chloé and Guy Laroche suggested their own-way-suits. On the other hand, there was the totally '70s inspired feminine collection (and the only one with colourful combinations) of Rochas, with great tweed skirt-suits and coats and long puff printed dresses. Quite intriguing were also the sculptural dresses of Mugler and Rue du Mail.
The real treat though were Limi Feu's voluminous skirts and over-sized-buttoned coats with their feminine, simple, parisian style blowing every girl's mind...
|Nicolas André as Taralis|
|Dries van Noten|
|Felipe Oliveira Baptista|
|Rue du Mail|