Dare I say it? Deep breath. Here’s my confession: I was not a fan of this past Paris Fashion Week. The runways were spewing with shapeless, colorless garments and, in my opinion, were often similarly bereft of imagination. ‘Course, not everything was like that, and in rooting around a bit, I found some shows whose more lively and tailored looks pleased my palette. Let me know what you think of these picks, and give your two (or five) cents on the rest of the designs that rollicked down the runways–did you dislike them as I did, or did you love the fashion zeitgeist?
If you’re gushing over that gorgeous cocktail dress like I am, you’ll be equally smitten by these black and white beauties: the On the A-List Dress, Swooning Over You Dress, and Be Still My Heart Dress. Or, if you’re bowled over by that maxi’s patterned, greyscale satin, check out the Monochrome Dream Dress.
I can always count on Jean-Charles de Castelbajac to fuel a little fun into fashion. If you like his art- and culture-inspired pieces, check out the Hands On Top (practically a sister to that menswear suit) and the pop art-inspired Blushing Bananas Dress. If his dressy plaid is what makes you mad, you’ll probably adore the Invite You Over Dress.
Feeling thrilled by these looks of achievable elegance? I know I am. Looks like some pretty paisleys and sweet staples are in order. Try the Shoulder to Share Dress, Crinkle in Time Scarf in Flan, Braidest Belt Ever in Grey, Point of No Return Heel, and Upwardly Mobile Satchel in Cambridge University.