Best of Paris

Spring is here but my eyes are already wandering on the wonderful fall/winter 09/10 designs of the Paris fashion week. I’ve been told I wear too much black but what’s a girl to do when her favorite designers send all black down the runway once again? Some would say open your horizons but I simply can’t stop admiring the work of these amazing designers. Who can resist Gareth Pugh’s gothic warrior, the androgyny vibes of Ann Demeulemeester’s designs, the 80’s glam aestethics of Balmain or the beautiful cuts of Margin Margiela’s collection? Rick Owens seems to be the only one stepping out the black comfort zone, perhaps frosty white is the new black of the season? I could deal with that…

Gareth Pugh

Ann Demeulemeester


Maison Martin Margiela

Rick Owens

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Currently my wishlist for fall has extended with a pair of platform boots, spiked and studded clothing, thick knits, a heavily shoulder padded blazer and frosty white leather. Givenchy’s collection should be up tomorrow and I’m keeping my figers crossed it’s as good and inspiring as last year’s.

The boys are back in town

We have not even made it to the spring, yet there are several interesting fashion weeks going on presenting the fall/winter 09/10 collections. As a fan of menswear and a believer in genderbending and androgyny when it comes to fashion, my eyes were instantly glued on the men’s creations presented in Paris. It seems that fur, MC jackets, leather pants and combat boots are still something you might want to keep in your wardrobe, at least according to Ann Demeulemeester, Gareth Pugh and Rick Owens.

Ann Dem goes horseriding.

Edward Scissor Hands has always been one of my favorite movies too.

Return of the urban warrior.

Source: Men

That being said, my shopping list for next fall includes chunky sweaters, comfy men’s pants and ripped jeans, as the rest can be found from my closet already. Too bad an androgyny body is not for sale.

Do you get inspired by menswear?

Best of Paris Fashion Week S/S 09

My favourite fashion week has started and we can finally see what’s in store for spring/summer ’09 in Paris. Here are the collections that made my heart skip a beat.

Ann Demeulemeester is one of those designers who’s collections can always be trusted. Her spring/summer 09 collection is not a let down either. I feel like the layered and knotted shirts and the sandals would be something that I could see added to my closet.

Though Balenciage is not one of usual favorites, I have always had a soft spot for 60’s futurism. This season the French fashion house delivered exacly that with a hint of sci-fi from what looks straight out of Blade Runner. I think the shoes which are actually tights with a shoe bottom, will be definitely be spring’s most talked about phenomena.

Ricardo Tisci has done it again: Givenchy’s gothic theme that worked well in the fall/winter collection continues in to the spring, oozing dark sex appeal.

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