Paris Fashion Week has come to an end, and as sad and somewhat happy as we are, we must admit that the week's final days were most certainly the best. Designers who had shown earlier in fashion month (with exception of Cerruti's Richard Nicoll) were given a second chance to wow buyers, editors and fashion followers with their talents. Though some collections were a bit, well, boring, they made a pleasant statement. On the other hand, some collections provided a breath of fresh air to reunite the industry and remind everyone there is a future for fashion.
Cerruti: The label that recently relaunched their runway presentations, by way of Richard Nicoll, was a hidden Paris gem to be rediscovered. Though it was said that not too many fashion leaders attended the show (due to its inconvenient location), Cerruti showed pleasant tonal colors in reds, blues, and pale pastels. The mohair knits were breathtaking, as were the perfectly draped trousers.
Hermes: It's so sad that Jean-Paul Gaultier can create such beautiful clothes for his own label and for Hermes, but design such a disturbing capsule bevy for Target. We guess it's true - you get what you pay for, no? Regardless, Hermes's take on The Avengers was divine, by way of masculine tailoring and a pair of orange tights that screamed, "Go and pick up your Birkins, Joonbug!" As pleasant as that may sound, we'll keep saving for our Birkin budget and continue to admire the camel topcoats, subtle vests and borrow our grandfather's hats.
Louis Vuitton: Initially, the sound of curvy and mature models didn't entice us - neither did the notion of a romantic dream parading down the runway. But, once we spotted the endearing Lily Donaldson walking in the show, we decided to rethink every pondering thought. Full busts and circle skirts of floral prints filled the runway, alongside unattractive feminine coats. The bags were somewhat subtle and something we'd expect a librarian to carry. But, we know how Marc Jacobs' mind works, and dissection is they key to his collections. These pieces aren't necessarily meant for clashing together, but seperately.
Miu Miu: A totally opposite and sultry reflection from Miuccia's Prada collection. Looks were taken with wit, creating a sensational Summer Of Love. Dandy bows and square-toe pumps put the icing on Miu Miu's sixties inspired cake. We even saw a brief flashback to Prada's last sensation some seasons ago as we admired the strong dedication to black and orange. And, in hindsight, black and orange isn't so bad for this upcoming fall. Insert your own Halloween joke here.
See you next season!