Paris Spring/Summer 2006 Wrap Up III
Br. . it was cold this weekend. There's nothing like the Paris Fashion Week to warm one up with excitement and suprise. Especially the final weekend of this 4 week long festivity for the fashion world.Christian LacroixEver since seeing his Haute Couture collections, I've had a thing for Christian Lacroix. And he has not disappoint me. Its refreshing to see color on the runway after seeing so many nuetral palettes for the past month. And this collection is just so different from all the others, although I cannot quite put a finger to it.I can just envision these ladies with their colorful head ties walking along the streets in some quaint little village in the South of France.And I'm loving the dress on the right. Its just so Parisian chic. These two dresses are just divine. All long and flowy. . Its also interesting how he decided to throw on a trench coat on top of the dress. Its like she cannot be bothered to find something cute and matching to put on, and so she decided to grab her trusty trench coat which matches with everything.And these two are just soo marvellously rich and colorful.ChloeAh. . Chloe. My absolute dream brand. It never fails to impress me. And this time was no exception. The collection was voluminous and somewhat more structure then the flowy smooth dresses last season. I LOVE it.She started off with this big white dress. Its loose, but its wonderful how she still hints at the female curves with the wide waist line. For the more officey look, Phoebe has got these sligtly more structured professional looks. The black jacket is just perfect.Having just been pregnant herself, Phoebe has designed these absolutely BEAUTIFUL dresses that even pregnant ladies can wear. Talk about designer maternity clothes.Genius how she plays down the heavy embellishment and pumps up simplicity. And HOW she can make such a simple looking dress so gorgeous is beyond me.John GallianoUsually John Galliano's heavily embellished style is far too much for my tastes (although I DO admire his superior cutting), but this season, I just find it brilliant and utterly refreshing that he would bring normal people (note:not stick thin with impossibly long legs) onto the catwalk. The show was practically an abstract art performance that speaks way beyond the realm of everyday fashion. I admire that. But everyone appreciates art and its message in different ways. So I'm going to leave you with a few pictures from the show and let you draw your own conclusion..