The most inspirational shows during Paris Fashion Week to me are not those full of too-pretty looks but the anti-mainstream ones. When a fashion designer does not fit into the trends (which is known as an “outsider”) and doesn’t try to set or match the trends — this is what I think is seriously cool.
When this whole idea about seasonal trends is dead (which I believe is a matter of a few years) every fashion designer will want to become an outsider. It’s actually more complicated than fitting into the trends or even being a trendsetter.
Cedric Charlier – Instagram-it-on
The printed looks impressed most. I’ve had this weird kind of feeling that I have seen something familiar before. Not on clothes but in general life… Instagram! They really looked like those fabulous instagram filters!
This may not become a major trend. This is not even what the designer had in mind making the collection. This is not what fashion critics would find in this collection. But I couldn’t care less about all this if I was wearing an instagram-looking print on.
Dries Van Noten – the check invasion
First time you see this collection you won’t understand it. Second time you see this collection you will get curios. Third time you see it — you will fall in love with it. That’s exactly what happened to me. Be attentive — check is hidden (or not really) everywhere. Check and organza? Check shirts under the evening dresses? Check & organza tuxedos (!!!) ??? Check, check, and check! When you least expect it — it’s there.
I tried my best to choose the best say 10-15 looks. I failed. It’s almost all the collection here.
Gareth Pugh – Diane Pernet, vampires and bell cut
It must be Diane Pernet -inspired first look of Pugh’s SS13 collection followed by bloody ideas everywhere else — vampires, perfect red, threatening hairstyles and bell cut. Bell-bottoms and bell sleeves are probably the rarest guest in modern fashion and thus a great cure for being “on-trend”.