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04.10.10

Martin Grant Spring 2011

Martin Grant’s Spring 2011 collection had a retro feel to it.

The designer presented perfectly cut cocktail dresses and red carpet gowns.

We also saw strapless jumpsuits, trench coats worn as dresses, strapless rompers and tailored suits.

Oversized pockets created an interesting silhouette by exaggerating the hips.

Models walked the runway with Louboutin heels and ankle boots as they smoldered with their red hot lips.

Favourites: Tan leather trench coat and fuchsia pink one shoulder gown

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Jessica Alba, Sophia Bush, Sarah Jessica Parker, Gwyneth Paltrow and Kyra Sedgwick

04.10.10

Paule Ka Spring 2011

The Paule Ka Spring 2011 collection was presented in their store on Rue Saint Honore.

On entry we were greeted with a glass of champagne and a slide show of the collection.

At the back of the store the collection was draped on mannequins allowing us to see all the details up close.

The fun sporty collection was full of interesting colours, shapes and fabrics.

Orange, nude, black, red, acid green, yellow and black and white stripes were presented alongside one floral print tunic with a nude skirt.

Finer details include bow collars, pockets which become accessories, a cloak turns into a trompe l’oeil, a scarf into a skirt and the flounces were upside down.

We saw sleeveless dresses over long skirts, bolero jackets, bubble coats, feathered trapeze dresses, vests, and sharp pants.

Large silver buttons seemed to feature on most pieces.

Favourites: Red feathered dress and orange tunic dress with embroidered details

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Emma Stone, Brandy, Lily Collins, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, Chloe Sevigny and Amber Heard

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04.10.10

Andrew Gn Spring 2011

Andrew Gn’s Spring 2011 collection was inspired by the late 60s and early 70s after a trip to London’s Portobello Road.

The soft elegant feminine collection had an eyelet theme in cotton, silk georgette and silk crepe in a variety of colours.

This theme was presented in blouses, dresses and tiered maxi skirts.

We also saw many pieces with ivy-leaf cut-out details which appeared on sleeves, pockets and pants.

Against the purple backdrop we saw a white, violet, magenta, black and coral colour palette.

Linen blouses with puff sleeves, linen pants, jackets with guipure pockets, jersey dresses with flared sleeves, trench coats, floral dresses with rosette details and ruffled gowns were presented.

Models all wore deep red lippie with blown out hair.

The main accessory apart from the Louboutin heels were the head wear which ranged from turbans, head-scarfs and floral hats.

Favourites: Magenta ruffled gown and green gown with flutter sleeves and rosette detail

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Angelina Jolie, Rachel McAdams, Michelle Monaghan, Claudia Schiffer and Maggie Gyllenhaal

03.10.10

Akris Spring 2011

The Akris Spring 2011 presentation delivered the clean crisp staples we expect from the Swiss fashion house this morning during Paris Fashion Week.

Albert Kriemler made a shirt the most important piece of this collection.

This shirt was paired with shorts, skinny pants or skirts.

We also saw leather gilets, shirt dresses, wide-leg pants, chic jackets, A-line dresses and billowing skirts with asymmetrical hemlines were presented on a mostly neutral colour palette, but we were also treated to a beautiful selection of floral print silks, sand, khaki, electric blue and denim.

The relaxed looks were so simplistic and elegant. This collection for the woman who wants to look chic and sophisticated without revealing too much of herself.

I was slightly confused by the Walter Steiger wedges.

They had a footbed which pointed downwards which I can imagine would be quite difficult to walk in, but the models did so with ease.

The other key accessory were the bags.

We saw the relaxed cervo called the ‘Ai’ bag which was carried like a clutch, and the ‘Anouk’ was a clutch which also had a long shoulder strap wrapped around the models wrist.

Front Row: Anna Wintour

Favourites:
Floral halter dress and azzuro blue silk jacket paired with white asymmetrical top and and wide legged pants

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Angelina Jolie, Susan Sarandon, Sandra Bullock, Sharon Stone, Julianne Moore and Helen Mirren

03.10.10

Roland Mouret Spring 2011

Roland Mouret’s Spring 2011 collection presented us with soft feminine sensual pieces we have come to expect from the French designer.

We saw beautiful free flowing crepe and silk dresses alongside silk two-tone camisoles, oversized shirts, colour-block kimono pants, cashmere cardigans and pegged pants.

These separates gave the collection a sporty feel to the collection, which contrasted with below the knee dresses.

A lot of these dresses had open backs or keyhole details as the models long ponytails swished down the runway.

If you’re looking for something uber sexy, Mouret gave us some black bandages dresses and sexy backless dungarees which I can imagine will sell out the second they hit Net-A-Porter.com.

I was delighted to see the green and white prints in this collection as we don’t often see prints from Mouret.

I loved the caped shoulders which looked like a parachute as the models took to the runway.

In the show notes, the designer announced that he will be opening a his first store on Carlos Place in Mayfair, London Spring 2011, just in time for his Mr by Roland Mouret menswear launch.

Some models had bold red lips, whilst others went au naturel.

All the model wore Christian Louboutin wooden platform heels.

Front Row: Sting and Trudie Styler

Favourites: Blue caped dress and taupe dress with draped neckline

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Naomi Watts, Kerry Washington, Heidi Klum, Carey Mulligan, Kate Beckinsale, Amanda Seyfried, Diane Kruger, Zoe Saldana, Angie Harmon, Anna Paquin and Olivia Wilde

30.09.10

Zac Posen Spring 2011

Zac Posen’s Spring 2011 collection was presentation this morning in Paris.

The salon at the Hotel Westin was the perfect setting for his collection which was inspired by the Marchesa Casati and the style of the French designer-socialite, Comtesse Jacqueline de Ribes.

When Karlie Kloss opened the show wearing red ombre feathered jacket with beetroot pants I was pleasantly surprised the show started so aggressively.

Zac then moved onto the sexy dresses I was expecting which were sheer, had cut out details and accented with feathers.

The ostrich feather theme continued through-out the collection appearing on gowns, jumpsuits, tweed jackets and sprouting from the hips of skirts and pants.

The red, black and orange colour palette gave the collection a rich, sensual luxurious feel.

Models stormed the runway with their hair in a classic French pleat and rouge lips.

The strappy sandals were by Manolo Blanhink and the chain cuffs were designed by Yaz Bukey.

Model highlight was Coco Rocha who walked for her designer pal. She always lights up the runway.

Front Row: Leigh Lezark and Miss J

Favourites: Red jumpsuit and black sheer cocktail dress with lilac embroidery

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Claire Danes, Megan Fox, Coco Rocha, Devon Aoki, Demi Moore, Kate Beckinsale, Nicole Richie, Zoe Kravitz and Kerry Washington