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9 July 2012

MY:View Paris Couture Week 2012


I looked for a ‘look of the week’ for this week, but everything which I loved was from Paris Couture week so I decided on a review of that instead.  I was actually impressed with the wearability of most of the collections, some of the pieces were so beautiful, and it’s easy to see how the styles will be adopted by the High Street.  There are also some very obvious red carpet dresses, so it’ll be interesting to see who wears what first!  Here’s my pick of the shows.

The Dior show was Raf Simons debut collection after taking over from Galliano, and was a gorgeous, modern take on classic Dior, using simple, elegant shapes in black, red, pink and yellow.  There was a lot of peplums which means recycling this seasons items and graphic tulip shape skirts and dresses, perfect for hiding all the lumps and bumps!  Dresses worn over trousers also appeared, a trend I thought was left well behind, but sure we’ll be wearing them again soon.  I'm so not a pink person, but love this colour!



Gaultier had its usual dramatic style, with lots of top hats, huge collars and feathers.  Plus, lots of black which is always a winner for me.  I’m obsessed with these boots!  Not sure if I’d wear them, but they’re amazing!!


Chanel was the usual feminine elegance, with lots of greys, pinks and silvers and ruffles.  It’s probably a bit girly for me, but I loved the silver tights with short skirts which is an easy look to adopt. I do really like the space age feel of this look though.



Giambattista Valli had a Secret Garden feel, with lots of florals and earthy, natural colours; deep reds and greens.  Like at Dior, there were wide skirts and peplums, so these trends will definitely be seen on the High Street.  I’m not sure how much face nets will take off though!!  I love this dress.  Green is one of my favourite colours, and it’s so ethereal, just beautiful.


Armani Prive was pure elegance, with menswear inspired seperates.  The show had a day to night theme, with models wearing black berets for the day look and veils and feathers for night.  There was also a gorgeous palette of different tones of blues, pinks and lilacs, mixed with black and white.  This is probably the most wearable collection, but then that’s what Armani does, simple elegant shapes!


Atelier Versace showed at The Ritz for the first time since Gianni’s death in 1997 and didn’t disappoint in my eyes.  This was classic Versace, high fashion sexy dresses with lots of volume and corsets.  The theme of the prints was tarot cards, but it didn’t look contrived, or obvious.  If I was a hot, famous model/actress this is what I’d be wearing on every red carpet!!

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5 comments

  1. i was so excited to see what simons would do at dior, and i was not disappointed! xx

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  2. this show was pretty cool, which outfit is your fav?
    http://coeursdefoxes.blogspot.com/
    X

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  3. Lovely pictures and I really like the black dress :)

    Tanesha x
    www.tanesha-marie.blogspot.co.uk

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    Danie B

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