Stella McCartney Catwalk Fashion Show Paris FW2015

March 10, 2015 by  
Filed under Fashion, Paris, womenswear

For fall, Stella McCartney went for pragmatic sensuality, especially as it applies to day clothes.
The result: an engaging sophistication permeated the collection in which she both pushed and relaxed her specific parameters of feminine-masculine plays and deftly manipulated classics. Thick-knit sweater dresses worked on a slant and half open at the side over languid underpinnings bared an arm, a shoulder, a glimpse of leg. Bustiers in lightweight wools delivered discreet allure, matching trousers and long-sleeved shirts.

McCartney loves her Savile Row references and here delivered them with new femininity. Even at her most streamlined, she incorporated ladylike flourish. Mannish tweeds turned a shade gentle but unfussy in coats and dresses cut lean through the waist. The graceful ease continued for evening as McCartney made seemingly casual use of lush metallic jacquards and brocades, incorporating swirling insets into ivory dresses for a sexy effect.

Balenciaga Catwalk Fashion Show Paris Womenswear SS2014

September 26, 2013 by  
Filed under womenswear

It was Alexander Wangs second collection for Balenciaga. This time he showed sculptural suits in woven leather buy cheap cialis twine, one blue, one pink, which circular constructions were a nod to the house founder but their mood, fresh and sporty, referred to Wang. There was mores athletica: running shorts in the same leather, worn matched to either a tank or cropped T-shirt. There were hints of Fifties pool party and Sixties Space Age in shorts sets and veiled mini-dresses. Wang softened the structure a bit in pants and skirts with attached wraparound peplums.

There were intricately wrought fabrics: fishnet bonded onto leather; an abstract floral that was first printed and then painted in rubber; a reproduced old ivy print that was crushed and cut out. These were up there with the best highly developed fabrics and showed the the fruits of fusion between an inventive designer and a house with major resources.