Paris Couture Week may be over but my favourite Fashion Week city has yet again left another great impression. A catwalk set inside an aeroplane (fake one of course), huge nose rings worn through the middle of the nose, and stunning dresses that will make Lady Gaga horrified!
I'll probably be called a traitor for loving Paris more than London, but I have to be honest. Of course, the London designers are just as talented as the Parisians but I still have to give it up to the Parisians. They seem to add that extra something to every show.
Karl Largerfield raised the bar sky high this season (get it? Sky high!). The catwalk was turned into a luxury plane, which took five days to build. All different shades of blue were present in his collection; in fact, there were over 100 shades of blue. Mainly short dresses were visible, just stopping above the knee with low rise pockets. Teamed with crazy hair!
Going from one dramatic show to another...Givenchy SS12. The first thing I notice on the models are the nose jewellery! The way they are worn through the middle of the nose, it's almost tribally.
Different from Chanel's collection, every dress in this collection was a full length evening dress. The dresses are made from crocodile skin, that's right! Scale by scale, the skin is cut and eventually embroidered on fine silk tulle, 350 hours later...a dress that caresses the body. A controversial collection I'd say, haute couture always gets people talking. What's your take?