Paris Fashion Week: a few favourites

As the Fall 2012 shows have come to an end, this week I’ve decided to skip the Notebook pages and instead write about a few more favourites from Paris Fashion Week, in addition to the Haider Ackermann collection I blogged about on Monday.

Dries Van Noten. Structured tailoring that feels so modern (it’s his signature style after all), silk dresses, beautiful ethnic prints. His clothes have the ability to empower women. This is what a modern Katharine Hepburn would wear in my opinion. And there is one more detail I liked: the turtleneck.

Stella McCartney. I liked the oversize coats with diagonal zipper, the vivid blue, the playfulness of the short dresses, the balancing of tailored with femininity.

Christian Dior. Bill Gaytten’s collection for the legendary fashion house felt very … Dior. A very beautiful collection, timeless and elegant.

Lanvin. This little black and white dress was my favourite. How can you not love a dress created by Alber Elbaz? Look at that stunning ruffle around the neck and bare back! I saw it on the runway and loved it so much, but it was impossible to find a better still of the back. I often feel I don’t get to see the entire dress or look from the photos taken at these shows.

And there was one big disappointment I had: Chanel. But that’s another story. Still, as long as we are on this fashion weeks subject, here is a great article on fashion criticism and blogging you might find interesting.

I wish you a wonderful weekend!


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