Paris Autumn/Winter 2005 Wrapup I
As John Galliano's contract is coming to an end this year, he is eager to boost up the always-rising sales of Dior, in order to secure a higher paid contract. The Dior collection AW 05 is the most wearable yet, and is a down-to-earth replica of his most recent couture collection. This is one Dior collection I actually genuinely love, because there are so many items that suit different types of women.
Balenciaga this season can be described as out of the world. The designs are indeed, unlike others from other fashion houses we have seen before, and serves a a refreshing change. Black and white dominate the show. You will notice the military influence on most items.
Jean Paul Gaultier
Admittingly, Gaultier's designs have always been a bit, err, unrealistic and trashy-like for our taste. But in this collection, Gaultier injects sparkling glamour into his typically military-like outfits. However, the outfits that I actually liked were the ones that were more feminine like this one:
Lastly, we just want to make sure that you also go check out the collections by Yohji Yamamoto and Issey Miyake. Both designers never receive as much publicity as the ones above, but their style deserves more regonition in their own ways.
By Yohji Yoamamoto. The Japanese are always brilliant with doing a re-mix version of western style clothing.
By Issey Miyake. You can obviously see that a lot of thought was put into the design of this dress. And matching dresses with boots is still oh-so-in.