04 March 2012

From Renaissance to today


   There was a little confusion yesterday relating to the posts on paris fashion week, as I skipped the day three collections. But I'm gonna make up today, starting with the third day in Paris.
   So, on this day prints were the highlight of most collections. From Renaissance and Baroque aesthetic to graffiti, prints flooded the catwalks. Carven's Guillaume Henry preferred the Renaissance version, while Balmain's Olivier Rousteing was inspired by Fabergé's baroque aesthetic eggs and Sharon Wauchob chose the '70s background, as many others this season. On the other hand, Balenciaga and Manish Arora suggested prints of '90s aesthetic: city lights in a space background the first and graffiti themes the second.
   However, not all the collections were print-themed. Barbara Bui launched a tuxedo-based collection with '70s influences, while A.F. Vandevorst and Rick Owens were both inspired by art for their fall collections. A.F. Vandevorst suggested a Joseph Beuys-inspired androgyne Cold War look as Rick Owens' version was more feminine, inspired by brutalism, the architectural movement, translated to feminine through Marlene Dietrich-esque chiffon dresses.
   As for Ann Demeulemeester, her collection has been one of a kind, as always, emphasising solely on the constructive part and  with the models' hair being the only decorative element on the catwalk. I have to admit that the whole collection reminded me a lot of Edward Scissorhands, in a punk version.



Manish Arora

Ann Demeulemeester

Sharon Wauchob


Barbara Bui

Rick Owens

Nina Ricci

A.F. Vandevorst

Photos: Style.com


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