Paris Fashion Week: S2010 RTW
Oh to be Parisian. And we thought New York was fun during Fashion Week. Ha. Ha. Ha.1
OMG What was that? If New York Fashion week was like the tastiest Blow Pop ever, then Paris Fashion Week was a rainbow of Poprocks. Eye candy cannot graze what happened to my eyes last week. Eye ecstasy is really more like it. Thank you Emanual Ungaro for resurrecting pink. Thank you Wunderkind for showing us asymmetry in tights. And thank you Viktor & Rolf for making us wonder if we were still watching ready-to-wear. There was a nipple sticker (Ungaro), a made-from-hay step and repeat (Chanel), sometimes no shirts (YSL, Sonia Rykiel), sometimes no pants, and as models blew kisses from the catwalk designers crossed their fingers in hopes that sex still sells.
What does an average working woman do with barely there textile and pieces that reveal? I’m guessing that in the Spring, people will have to wear pants and shirts, but sheer stuck. YSL’s autumn leather pieces carried over. Candy colors and lips that pop were as frequent as toque toppers and tall platforms. Continue to accessorize with belts, headbands, earrings, sunglasses. Allow these accessories influence your fall purchases. As for businesswear, there were plenty of knee length skirts and safe for work jackets. Just because the models aren’t wearing shirts with their suits, doesn’t mean you should!
The winners? It’s hard to decipher amongst the hoopla. Louis Vuitton, with the afro wigs and feather clogs, looked harder to wear than Gaultier’s visible bra shirts. And Alexander McQueen’s fru fru skirts and devil horned hair looked uncomfortable. However, while parts of Paris fashion week made a New Yorker feel pre-pubescent (like the French can justify excess because – enter French accent – “We’ve been doing this longer than you!”) other shows remained keyed to consumers needs (Hermes, Alexander Wang, Giles). Until spring, patience.
Photos: Paris Fashion Week, Spring 2010, Ready-to-Wear Ungaro, YSL, Sonia Rykiel, Viktor & Rolf
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