Saturday, September 29, 2012

Paris Fashion Week Spring 2013 - Part 1

Paris Fashion Week
Spring/Summer 2013
Part One

We've left the bright shades back in London and Milan, as we enter the final fashion week of the season, in Paris. Click the image to zoom in.

Manish Arora
The eastern influence in Manish Arora's Spring 2013 collection made a strong case in a vase of macaroon shades. Pistachio, rose, menthe, raspberry & lavender sheer tights under kurta tops, punjabi-style dresses, nehru coats & harem pants, all ornamented by lavish headpieces.

Literally putting the 'edge' in boxy silhouettes, Balenciaga displayed squarish cropped tops and sharp-cornered skirts in eggshell blue, black, caramel and lemon wedge. Balancing out the angular cut jackets and suits were cascading ruffled skirts and leaf-motif cocktail dresses.

Roland Mouret
The eighties influenced Roland Mouret's SS13 offering with 'power dressing' as the policy line. Blinding orange, plum and fern green coloured up the black, white, cream and gold palette. Skillful origami folding on duo-tone dresses, cut-out shirt collars, molten leather, the overstated shoulder and complex draped peplums formulated this ultra chic collection.

The exaggerated 90's shoulder pad and high-waisted tapered pants make a comeback with Balmain's Spring 2013 range. Olivier Rousteing made optimal usage of strong, bold shapes in black and white diamond print, basket weaves, silver crystal beading, denim and leather. 

Dries van Noten
Grunge and plaid are glamorized in the most sophisticated sense by Dries van Noten for Spring 13. The imaginative designer artfully mixes sheer chiffon checks with textured florals, ruffled organza & crepe de chine suits with a hint of metallic. Luxe dressing gowns, peplum tops, shorts & slip dresses were seen in a sweep of navy, maroon, turquoise, peach and mint.

Nina Ricci
Vampish romance set the tone at Nina Ricci with a slew of sexy navy, aqua, pink and blush satin & chiffon slip dresses, which are enhanced by metallic silk fringing & polka netted tulle.

Ann Demuelemeester
Ann exhibited the power of poetry in motion with long, leisurely shapes that floated across the runway - not in a flimsy feminine manner, but instead with the statue of a warrior woman. Violet, black and ivory silk gowns clasped by leather harness belts made a strong statement, with fluttering chiffon wings trailing behind them.

A burgundy, beige and blue parade of neatly cut-out safari coats and collared frocks set the Carven showing off to an eminent start, followed by quirky outdoor prints, cropped sweaters, flaired skirts, and a host of orange-soaked looks, all in leather, linen and laser-cut lace. 

Inadvertent sexiness at Lanvin was demonstrated by deconstructing classic silhouettes, asymmetric tailoring, strong-shouldered suits, metallic mosaic jumpsuits and numerous takes on the little black dress. An eye-catching set of satin shift dresses in jewel tones closed Alber Elbaz's dynamic 10th anniversary show.

Who has impressed you most in Part One of Paris Fashion Week?


Vanessa. said...

Wonderful collections!


nini said...

hahaha! oh baby well great minds think alike!!!! :* Love your post! more than mine !!!! honestly!
you're totally right Ann's collection is amazing , it has that goth feel to it! Stunning dresses!!!
and I'm having a major crush on Balmain's yellow incorporation in his collection, needless to say he is HOT!
have a great weekend doll!!! xxxx

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

Sam, i am loving Balenciaga and Mouret! so gorgeous! will definitely let you know about the movie chica! have a fantabulous weekend!

The Sunshine District said...

Lanvin, so gorgeous!
xo Jac

Anonymous said...

I dream of attending Paris fashion week and attend of of the big shows. I like New York Fashion Week but I feel like Paris and Milan are really worth it big time. Too bad they are are so exclusive. Thnaks for the support Same. I would love to visit SA one day.

Stephanie said...

Absolutely amazing!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Roland Mouret and Lanvin are ALWAYS favorites! I love the power dressing theme!

Chic 'n Cheap Living

livlovelaugh said...

one day i shall go to PFW!!


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Another amazing compilation from the runway! Love all the inspiration in one place :)

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Street Fashion Paris said...

Lanvin rocks!!! cute collection!!! x

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Love the top collection, gorgeous!! Looed like some amazing showings :) Thanks for the visit. Hope you have a super weekend :) x

Chris Ed said...

Wow beautiful collections and great description! I love the Roland Mouret looks, especially the orange and the green outfits,
kisses chris

Lilli said...

Hi Sam! You too thank you dear:) I have been excited seeing the first part of PFW from you! Love this kind of post! My fav so far were: Balmain (oh my I sooo loved it!!) Lanvin and Nina Ricci! Their collection were too female and cool! Love this style! Happy weekend dear! Big hug!!:*

Margaret Cruzemark said...

Dries van Noten forever and ever...He is my beloved.
Best Regards
Miss Margaret Cruzemark

Ribambelle said...

Love the Balenciaga Collection

Elisabeth said...

Manish Arora must be my favorite - such an interesting collection! Concerning your comment on my blog, thank you Sam! I might think about the hair tutorials, but do you mean in pictures or video?

E from Helsinki

Adeola Naomi said...

I am so so so in love with the whole Balenciaga collection and I like the polished and sophistication of Lanvin!!!
Paris is always my favourite with all the amazing shows!
Yes dear I do speak/read/write Greek fluently as a second/ third or fourth language I am not really sure, lol.

Alina said...

I reallu love the Balmain collectio:) Love colors used!!
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