July 8, 2010 Leave a comment
Made from a 100% recyclable, non-toxic thermoplastic, here is the BowWow, a ballet flat collaboration between Moschino and furniture maker Kartell. A 100% Italian collaboration, who might be little bit inspired (or copy) by Brazilian shoe brand Melissa.
‘Understated’ is not a word that exists in Elie Saab’s vocabulary. His take on Fall 2010 couture was a clear affirmation of that fact, the all-out glamour evident in billowing gowns, thigh high dress slits, and (my favourites) printed silks that swept up Auroras and night skies into cascades of starry silk.
The couturier, Valentino Garavani, hosted a spectacular fête champêtre in the grounds of his 17th century Louis VIII chateau, Wildville to celebrate the launch of his archives. The designer is pictured here with actress Jessica Alba, who has been holidaying in Paris, and was spotted on the front row of the Christian Dior, Chanel and Valentino haute couture shows.
Being a fan of extravagant chic I expected something very extraordinary from Jean Paul Gaultier Fall 2010 Couture collection. But my hopes were just partially justified.
The collection as a whole looked rather gloomy with colors like black and brown prevailing. However, a few splashes of neon green, hot pink, blood red and bright purple diluted the dark palette.
Outfits came in unusual structural shapes. Trenches, which are Jean Paul Gaultier’s signature pieces, became the focus of attention. They had oversized sleeves in Dolce&Gabbana style and fur trimming. Glamorous dresses and jumpsuits added femininity to the Fall 2010 Couture collection.
Headpieces looked interesting but not as funky as Chritian Dior’s flower wraps on models’ heads. But they did transform the outfits. Without them the range wouldn’t look like Jean Paul Gaultier’s at all.
To always stay in a rushing stream of fashion one needs to know the trends. Taking into account the fact shoes are no less important than garments it is esential to know the shoe trends for the upcoming season – Fall/ Winter 2010/ 2011.