Paris Fashion Week Marches On…

BATD ON Oct 06, 2009 AT 2:32 pm

Karl Lagerfeld S/S 2010

Karl Lagerfeld S/S 2010

Karl Lagerfeld
Lagerfeld kept his silhouettes youthful and his hemlines short for next season. With cute, all-in-one jumpsuits, innovative jackets and pretty shorts for next season. Oddly enough the clothes weren’t as hard-edged as usual but for most people that was a welcome change.

He brought a new type of shorts to the table, based on the “cupola” skirt, with wide cuffs, which appear in a variety of colours form navy and black to silky white and parchment. They weren’t necessarily Bermuda shorts or hot pants, but a cross in between.

Lagerfeld also dipped his hands into the all-in-one playsuits, some of them strapless and some hanging just off the shoulder. His use of the metallic, wide belt put a nice bit of shine of the clothes as well. One of the most striking pieces was a short, strapless jumpsuit in red leather, one of the few pieces in colour.

Lanvin S/S 2010

Lanvin S/S 2010

Lanvin
Draping and jumpsuits
, two trends that summed up the Lanvin collection. But unlike some designers who stuck to the core of these trends, Alber Elbaz took them to whole another level with a new fresh look. Never veering from the Lavin glamour, the show definitely had a Bridget Bardot quality with the hairstyle of models, wrapped in large bun, but it also moved to more of a Latin beat this season. Elbaz does a good job of combing high fashion with a relaxed look and manages to give us something we all can wear.

The colour palette was rich in black, white and then dipped into shades of red and pink. The dresses were described, “like collapsing fabric,” says Elbaz, almost as if you could scrunch them in your overnight bag, and then pull them out and they would still look fabulous. The collection was a great triumph of technical achievement, most evident in the beaded beige jumpsuit.

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