I know that Paris fashion week was a few weeks ago and that a number of bloggers have already written about the event but, I thought it might still be ok to give you my two cents on the 2013 spring summer collections. (I hope it is.) Besides, it’s an L.A. Girl Fancies tradition to cover fashion week, especially Paris fashion week. So, if it’s alright with you, I’d like to share with you my thoughts on the 2013 spring summer collections presented in Paris. Alright, lets talk shop!
First off, is anyone else utterly confused with what they saw this year? This was supposed to be spring summer ready to wear, right? I have to say, the biggest surprise for me was how dark the color palette was for most of the spring summer collections. I couldn’t believe how many collections felt a little more suited for fall rather than spring. There seemed to be an overwhelming use of dark colors and heavier fabrics for what would be a spring summer collection.
It made me wonder what might have inspired these designers to go with a darker and heavier look? Could it be the unusual weather the world has been experiencing these past few years? Or could this be the designers take on the current economic downfall the world continues to experience? Whatever the motivation may have been, one has to admit that despite the darker and heavier look, most collections were magnificent. In the midst of my confusion, I constantly found myself oohing and aahing as I was viewing these collections.
Dark as it was, there were also other reoccurring elements and trends across many collections that provided some levity. For instance, there was great use of exquisite organzas in many of these collections giving some of the pieces a lighter look. Also seen among many of the collections was the use of the midriff trend. A fun trend that we started seeing here in L.A. earlier this year and continue to see now. I thought it was interesting how many designers used this trend on pieces that looked very springy as well as on pieces that used heavier fabrics and darker colors. It looked great in both instances.
The standouts for me in days 1 & 2 were Le Moine Tricote with a gorgeous crochet collection, Guy Laroche with a very sophisticated and feminine collection and Dries Van Noten with a brilliant ode to the grunge days. Below are some of the other pieces that I liked from days 1 & 2. Days 3-9 are coming soon. Which designers did you like?
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