Paris Fashion Week Spring 2015 Part 3

Here is my last set of Spring 2015 catwalk reviews. Is it just me or do you all feel that this season has been exceptionally dull?

I love…

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that Giambattista Valli has nailed the whole pretty girly thing – but kept it ultra chic.

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how this brand has grown to become a consistently strong, beautiful presence in the fashion world. Giambattista Valli was by no means a newcomer to the industry when he started his namesake company but he has risen to be one of my most anticipated shows, both on the ready-to-wear and the couture catwalks.

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Sacai’s eclectic mix of military, lace, delicate print, sheer, and fur.

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that Fausto Puglisi might just be the man for the Emanuel Ungaro job.

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the cute Chanel knits. But this good stuff was few and far between.

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that Valentino consistently pleases me and surprises me.

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more beautiful Valentino.

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that Alexander McQueen made nice dresses this season that human beings could actually wear.

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that Louis Vuitton was a marginal improvement on the previous seasons and there were actually a few nice things. But it still gets a C minus for being generally not very good.

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that Miu Miu was very on-brand and quite nice.

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that Christophe Lemaire kicked off his last Hermes show with an incredibly chic tunic sweatshirt.

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that this entire Hermes show was so elegant and beautiful. I’m feeling a bit sad that Lemaire is leaving now, why did he save the best for last?

I loathe…

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that this Stella McCartney show had way too many gimmick cut outs.

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that Stella McCartney seems to have made jumpsuits her signature piece. These are totally not cool.

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that Sonia Rykiel may have lost her mojo and it might not be coming back (this was also evident by her store windows in Paris two weeks ago.)

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that Saint Laurent’s opening look resembles last season. And the one before. Can we get a new idea in here please?

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that I just can’t understand how and why this brand is doing so well at retail. I can accept that people would want to wear these clothes, but I CANNOT accept that people would pay over $2,000 for any one of these outfits, when the same can be found at Topshop or in Camden Market.

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opening the Chanel show with a sloppy, poorly fitting suit. And Cara. I am sick of her.

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an appalling mix of print and material at Chanel.

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Chanel’s protest. But you know what is worse? That the brand’s muse, Amanda Harlech, described the collection as “Clothes for every single woman-girl.” Guess what? Not every single woman-girl can afford $5,000 jackets. Stop the bullsh*t protests and just go back to making ridiculously expensive clothes that are ACTUALLY NICE, please.

Images from Vogue.com.

  • Ana O

    That ridiculous parody of a protest makes me want to cry. Why can’t Karl stop these gimmicky shows and focus on designing nice stuff instead?