The creative the innovating and the safe…
is pulling out all the stops. Paris
Vivienne Westwood’s theatrical mixed bag.
Clown-like make-up, stripper-like platforms, odd socks and a wedding dress. Vivienne Westwood’s collection, whose inspiration came from saving the planet to historical corsets, was a little all over the place in the most fabulous way possible. The romantic aesthetic came together through the eclectic mix of exquisite lace and ordinary fish-net knits, proving there is genius in madness.
John Galliano’s Mary Pickford to Mary Poppins.
Feminine millinery, lace socks paired back with heels, voluminous below the knee skirts and floral working with checks. Bill Gaytten’s collection for Galliano made a beautiful transition from prim and lady-like to sexy seduction. Beautiful detail and the feminine aesthetic confirmed that although Gaytten has clearly made his mark on the label, the essence of Galliano will remain dominantly present, for now.
Givenchy’s tailored perfection.
Riccardo Tisci noted mermaids and surfers amongst his influences when creating this collection of exquisite suits and tailoring. The skin tight pants, luxurious fabrics of glistening sheen and shine and strong jackets that maintained their fluidity and movement made the collection the perfect contrast to Givenchy’s predictable panthers.
Christian Dior’s safe play.
After the less than positive response from Dior’s Haute Couture collection, the fashion house went back to their origins, producing a collection reminiscent of the prettiness and class surrounding the Dior archives. The collection featured immaculate adaptations of the original iconic looks that helped to cement the Dior legacy, a safe move, but a necessary one.