Azzedine Alaïa showed his fall 2011 to a select group of editors earlier this week in Paris, nearly a week after Paris fashion week ended (because when you’re a master like Alaïa, you do as you please).
Alaïa prefers to work at his own pace and told WWD he thinks fashion’s increasingly breakneck pace is “inhumane.” The designer added that he thinks the intense pressure put upon designers to churn out collection after collections must have contributed to Galliano’s demise. “It’s sad. He’s a friend…It’s too much: too many collections; too much pressure.” he said.
WWD has released four looks from his fall collection, which are unsurprisingly, gorgeous knit wonders. Take a look.
**Photos: Stephane Feugere for WWD.