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Paris Fashion Week, Autumn/Winter 2010

Look at the names – Alexander McQueen, John Galliano, Christian Dior, Rei Kawakubo! Looks like all the legends decided to show up at one place – PARIS!! Finally, here I write about my favourite collections from the fashion week.

Alexander McQueen

 The company decided show in Paris following the tragic death of Lee McQueen. The 16 outfits inspired from baroque romanticism spoke the final honours to the legend. McQueen’s models were draped in outfits with gold foil embroidery teamed with crocodile skin thigh high boots. Paintings of Botticelli, Hugo van der Goes, church angels were digitally printed on silk bodice. Golden feathers peep out of the layered tulle skirt while the pleated skirt redefines the feminine curves. Read more about the collection.


SMART… Extreme simplicity, yet sexy and powerful… Retail friendly too. Phoebe Philo used natural fabrics such as tweed, soft wool, mohair in shades of black, navy, cream, tan and khaki.

The show started with narrow funnel necked doubled breasted coats in navy, narrow cropped pants, heavy skirt teamed with big golden buckled belt and sheer top, a cream blouse with untied neck tie and a full sleeve lace blouse. Leather coats and knitted coats in navy were followed by a narrow black dress with huge leather pockets.

It was followed by couple of outfits in sap green and mustard.
 Fur capes with leather lining were teamed with knee length riding boots.
Christian Dior

Right from the ruffled chiffon dresses to the floor length georgette outfits, everything was flowy and frilly. Models walked in classy hats teamed with leather coats and suede jackets in brown, cream and deep burgundy with ruffled chiffon dresses and thigh high boots. Equestrian glam meets brown goth!Check out more about the collection.

Comme des Garcons

Who the hell would have thought about adding volume at places we tend to flatter?? Every time she comes out with something we’ve never seen before. Rei Kawakubo, you are THE best. She experiments with trends like no one else and comes out with completely new ideas and I wonder how she manages to do this every season!
I wonder where she finds her inspiration… Intestines??

 Or snowfall or soap foam of something??

Kawakubo played with proportions, shapes and forms redefining the entire female body. The clothes had padding or quilted details adding bulk to shoulders, bust and waist and making the clothes more voluptuous. Outfits in black clearly carried the goth look including some smartly tailored suits whereas the white outfits looked more graphical or a snowland?? Suits and jackets in grey looked more wearable and looked elegant. Interestingly even these outfits carried the same trend of exaggeration! Plaids reminds her Japanese collection.

Black Goth
Serene in white
Plaids-luxure grey-sheer look
More wearable and smart!
Gareth Pugh

Bold and stiff leather outfits looked neatly constructed in black-grey colour palette. It looked an ideal winter collection with futuristic appeal especially the leather batman capes and jackets with funnel neck. Asymmetric hem lines, softened shoulders, long knitted cardigans, a-line silhouette and funnel neck jackets were part of designer’s experimentation.


John Galliano

Galliano’s show never falls short of drama. Models wore bizarre fur afro hats and wigs and walk through trail of silver glitters. Voluminous skirts with a dash of fur swept the floor. Jackets were well fitted and woollens were teamed with chiffon trousers. John Galliano’s models looked like they escaped out of Egypt/gulf countries!

Stella McCartney
I put it like this. It is the same brand which made this the previous season:

 that came out with this collection!! :O :O

Alright, the outfits are no-nonsense and are sharply tailored. But it didn’t need a designer to make all this, I mean you can find these in Pantaloons or forever21.com right? I don’t say the collection is bad, but definitely didn’t live up to the expectations 🙁

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