A lesson in being stylish even when it’s snowing.
Fashion shows in Paris tend to feel very serious. They’re staged in the grandest Baroque buildings and they’re very exclusive. On the night of the most serious, most exclusive show of Paris fashion week–Hedi Slimane’s debut collection for Yves Saint Laurent–Olympia Le-Tan presented her spring summer ready-to-wear and handbag collection. It was not serious. It was not exclusive. It was pure fun. The most fun I had at a fashion show all week, in fact.
There’s always something very specific inspiring jewelry designer Eddie Borgo.
Last season his collection was influenced by the cogs and gears and machinery hidden beneath New York’s city streets–the stuff that makes Gotham hum. This season he did a bit of a 180. For spring 2013, he was inspired by a person–the legendary, the infamous, stylist Carlyne Cerf De Dudzeele, and her work from the late ’80s and early ’90s. (And so you can add Borgo to the list of designers feeling the ’90s this season.)
Click through to see the collection and hear what Borgo had to say about it.
You can’t talk about handbags for Spring 2013 without mentioning Karl’s enormous hula-hoop creation that stole the show at Chanel. Clearly, that one takes the cake as the most dramatic accessories moment of the season. (And comes with an instructions on how to use it from the Kaiser himself.)
Don’t you hate it when you can’t decide between a dress or pants? Luckily, Paris offered up lots of options to split the difference.
Grunge! Chic beekeepers! New Looks! Damier dresses! If your head is still spinning from 9 days of nonstop fashion action the City of Light–ours are, for sure–we’ve got your handily reductive recap of each day’s critics’ pick for top show. Presenting the Paris Fashion Week spring 2013 Honor Roll.
After all the hype surrounding Raf Simons’ and Hedi Slimane’s debuts for Dior and Saint Laurent respectively, and all the backlash and name-calling following Hedi Slimane’s Saint Laurent show, it’s easy to forget there were some really lovely collections shown this week. Click through for a little reminder, plus our picks for the 10 best collections from the week.
Well, here we are. Le fin of Paris Fashion Week–and the end of our four-week, four-city international fashion marathon. On the day of second acts, Miuccia Prada did some typically subversive takes on ’50s shapes at Miu Miu. But it was Marc Jacobs–that guy who defined this season’s graphic obsession with his collection of stripped down stripes for his namesake line back in New York–who made Louis Vuitton’s iconic damier motif look not-so-square. Checkmate.
Here’s what the critics were buzz-buzz-buzzing about.
Miuccia Prada serves up sexy ugly better than anyone. For her spring 2013 collection for Miu Miu, she put her own spin on the Hitchcock heroine.
While critics were not exactly over the moon about Hedi Slimane’s YSL debut, buyers apparently were. And isn’t that ultimately more important?
The Chanel hula hoop bag may have been the most talked about accessory to hit the runway this season. After seeing it, many wondered–why is it so big? Does it fold out into a bicycle? Can it be used as a chic lean-to in inclement weather? Well, Karl Lagerfeld himself decided to clear the issue up.
Speaking in a video interview with the Telegraph Lagerfeld said: