Paris Fashion Week F/W 2010 Runway Review

Every season I try to redefine each fashion week by its strongest characteristics. The fashion weeks personalities rarely change but perhaps my perspective on them continues to evolve. Looking at Paris this season I would say that Paris’s personality is “Classic Remixed”. All silhouettes have a similar structural starting point but what makes the featured designer’s collections stand out is how each pulls, crops and tweaks it to express a very different aesthetic, within the variables of “Classic Remixed”.

Dior Homme draped away at reconstructing the suit jacket by introducing beautiful sweeping necklines. The turtle-cow neck wrapped like a scarf, masking the jackets closures, creating a poetic fluidity.

Dries Van Noten went super sportswear chic, with strong and directional trend notes. I see this collection/aesthetic as a major victim of plagiarism in the  fast fashion industry. Loungewear a trend which will be hitting the stores in a big way in the next 2 seasons, was a major theme in the collection.

Lanvin, flawless as usual!

Stefano Pilati is onto something really big in his Fall/ Winter 2010 collection. His timing feels so right in introducing these kilt-like silhouettes, draped trousers and tailored overalls. It is not the first time we have seen kilts, but it feels really promising here and now.

I really enjoyed the Kenzo looks. The palette and textures were great.