Wednesday, March 12, 2008


Paris, for me, was more about designers hitting their stride than it was about who was on the runway. At Givenchy, Riccardo Tisci successfully developed a signature for the house mixing couture with street, all with a sexy edge. I thought it was beautiful and hopefully a glimpse of what's to come. (Though I still don't understand what Kanye West, seated front row, has to do with women's fashion.)

Nicolas Ghesquière created, with respect to the house's Spanish heritage, his truest Balenciaga yet. Austere and architectural, Ghesquière once again pushed the envelope between futurism and innovative fabric, with strong cuts and powerful lines. Starting the week, Balenciaga sets the bar high in Paris, re-inventing not only the house but the way we view wearable fashion.

Titled "The Girl Who Lived In The Tree," Alexander McQueen gave us everything that Paris fashion should. Over the top design and showmanship. Mixing Sleepy Hollow with the Victorian era, McQueen managed to not only respect the seasons current trends (skinny trousers and suits) but in true form, delivered cutting-edge design with a romantic flare. Bang for your buck I still think McQueen's the man.


Anonymous said...

Ugh! I got so sick of seeing Kanye West at the shows thinking he was the height of fashion - eh, No! He's a fool - I was so glad to see him banned from the Balenciaga show ... He then went onto blog that he was glad he wasn't allowed in because Balenciaga is a weak label anyway! Think they must have crushed his ego a little!

Anonymous said...

Balenciaga blows McQueen away!