The ABC of womenswear ss2012, part 7
We’ve almost reached the finish of our ss2012 alphabet. Next spring is going to be a great, upbeat season with lots of new stuff to wear and dream about. Today part 7.
S is for SPORT
With Alexander Wang at the forefront, this Sports Vibe shows the feel for active and performing, technical fabrics. It’s very sports inspired, with racy details and closures and fueled with sensuality.
T is for TECHNICAL
With a big sports-theme coming up next spring technical details are not far away. Designers are trying to use new fabrics and finishes to give their collection a more futuristic and ultra-modern vibe. Without losing the elegant and feminine touch, except for Gareth Pugh and Thierry Mugler. It’s often alienating and far from reality, but still inspiring an innovative.
U is for Under Water
We won’t forget the magical, fairytale like show of Chanel – a mini under water world build inside the Grand Palais. Suddenly water was a theme, and we discovered more designers who were inspired by water. Like Riccardo Tisci at Givenchy. His mermaids were more streetwise and rockin’ than Chanel’s muses – but for sure white, waving fabrics and peplums, pearls and shimmering sequins are telling the waterstory.
To be continued.