Signature Gaultier. You could not fail to associate this collection with anyone else. A collection of deconstructed suits and colourful corsets.
Each model carried her own number! In case anyone wished to vote I guess.
Sailored suited with ruched, turned up breeches. Perfect for Spring/Summer.
Pinstripe suiting worn with crisp, asymmetrical white shirts on the
one hand; and on the other, lingerie details and tattoo-print body stockings. The tattoo motif carried over into evening pieces with silk cord embroidered onto the nude tulle bodices of draped gowns, or down the arm of one-sleeved cocktail dresses.
Corsetted evening wear, billowing down the catwalk.
Oo La La Cest Risque! The Finale a la Gaultier.
In contrast Lanvin:
Sheers, suits, minimalistic looks, figure hugging. High waisted pencil skirts, folds and pleats plus the power angled shoulders. Definitely designed for the woman in mind, a little sexy and sultry perhaps? My opinion for what its worth – A little devoid of inspiration and imagination? More safe than sassy?
This next collection I loved. by LOEWE:
Engineered prints on silk skirts and tops or cut out of leather pieces. Lizards, another of the artist’s visual signatures, also appeared as prints or beaded in black on gray suede. Bold and bright, chevrons and patterns.
But with the core of Loewe’s business being leather goods, the challenge with a Spring collection is always going to be how to make skins lighter. He was proud of the fact that the Loewe workshops had come up with a reversible nappa that was the lightest yet.
Watch out for the big guns – Chloe, Hermes, Stella Mc Cartney, YSL! all had collections today. Tomorrow Chanel, Valentino and Alexander McQueen among others. Then as Paris draws to a close we still have Louis Vitton, Miu Miu and Ellie Saab on the final day.
Acknowledgements: Telegraph fashion, Style.com, Getty
- ~ Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2012 RTW ~ (threeheels.wordpress.com)
- Runway Looks We Love: Lanvin (news.instyle.com)
- Fashion Review: Céline, Comme des Garçons, Haider Ackermann, Junya Watanabe, Jean Paul Gaultier and Yohji Yamamoto: Paris Review (nytimes.com)
- Jean Paul Gaultier’s Fashion Fantasyland (lifeofphi.wordpress.com)