"Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening." - Coco Chanel

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Paris Fashion Week: Lessons in Design

Design feats were abound on the second day of Paris Fashion Week, with modern, architectural ideas creating the overall theme.

Dries Van Noten

Beautiful prints of nature in colour and black and white.  This was my favourite dress in this category:

Flowers, trees and a Mediterranean sea aquamarine, three of my favourite things.

Then I kind of got caught up on the shoes...

More chunky black ballerinas! I've lost count of how many times I have seen these on the runway this fashion season.

I adore these equally.

Oh this dress...

Felipe Oliveira Baptista

Colour blocking, zips, and studded shoes.

Love the simple white and yellow colour combination of the above ensemble.

In blue. Sometimes I think my entire wardrobe could revolve around blue, white, black and pink.

Hmmm, Bond villainess maybe?

Nude and turquoise, the perfect match.

I just love this - the new playsuit perhaps, complete with hood!

Pedro Lourenco

Sports eco-luxe and stunning high-shine dresses:

Lilac and orange has to be one of my favourite colour combinations, and I love the use of material blocking here and the play on fabric texture going on in both the top and skirt.

There is something very Hermes-sporty about this...and the top half reminds me of an athletic or racing track!

A veneer-like shift dress, in beautiful silver, bronze and taupe.

Nicolas Andreas

Monochrome and minimalist:

One of my favourite dress styles for next season: romantic and easy to wear.

I love the collar of the jacket and the exposed tee. Not quite as sure about the bottom half...

Bandage dresses are still in, and I love the diagonal strap across the neck...also loving the boots, which are almost like riding chaps!

Black, white, black...

Black jelly shoes! Please let me find a pair like these to wear with everything!

Thierry Mugler

Amazing cut-out pieces in white, nude, and a strip of turquoise!

I seriously want to try the lime-green lips:

My favourite from this show, of course! The iridescent blue mid-section, and the pearly, white fluid skirt.

Right now I'm loving the innovative collections of these lesser-known but oh-so talented designers!