Tuesday, 11 October 2011


"As white as Couture"
Location: Paris
Date: Tues 4th & Weds 5th Oct

The sun has set on Spring/Summer 2012 fashion weeks. Luxury and art was abound during this week of fashion in Paris and blossomed in the most decadent and pomp infused ways. Where else would you come across an all white carousel spinning with Louis Vuitton models?

A fantastic subversive fairytale land spun out of control at the Louis Vuitton Spring '12 show. Designer Marc Jacobs' constructed an enormous white carousel filled with models and modern edgy spring looks. The cheeky collection featured chilly pastel colours, motorcycle jackets, and, my personal favorite, laser-cut lace skirts veiled in silk cellophane.
A yellow and white laser-cut appliqué jacket dress displayed the fragile workmanship of the brand and Jacobs' commitment to excellence. This will surely be the jacket of spring.

Leave it to Marc Jacobs to close Paris Fashion Week with a triumphant carousel fantasyland BANG of a show for Louis Vuitton that had everyone speculating even more about his rumored move to the house of Christian Dior. If there's anyone in fashion right now who puts on a Killer Show (we're talking full-on theatrics, as also evidenced at New York Fashion Week), it's Mr. Jacobs, the reigning king of modern luxury. His only peer in this department currently is Karl Lagerfeld, who also creates spectacular fashion week shows of the more classic luxury variety at Chanel, followed closely by Diors, John Galliano.

Models hopped off their horses one by one to saunter past a celeb-packed front row that included Olivia Wilde, Nicole Richie, and Alexa Chung, all perfect muses for Louis Vuitton Spring 2012.

The collection felt like a whimsical Easter parade of frothy femininity and included fuller knee-skirts topped with moto-style jackets that had exaggerated collars. Rounding out the accessories were matching-hued handbags (obvs, this is Louis!) and pointy pumps tipped in silver that are officially on our most wanted list.

Daisies were a popular motif and color seemed to bleed into the light fabrics. All of the models wore elegant top knots swept back by white headbands, which makes this, truly, the year of the bun. Oh, and closing the show? Kate Moss, of course, a vision in white, feathered daisy elegance. Overall, there was a whole Umbrellas of Cherbourg vibe that has us wondering if this really is going to be Marc's swan song for the label. If it is, he's definitely left us with something to remember him for, hands down the crème de la crème of runway shows this fashion week.

The biggest catwalk ever known to man...a colossal runway show definitely a privilege to be sat front row at, to witness such innovation 1st hand. As the Chanel models merged from a mammoth bubble which was lined with other bubbles.  Its as if you were in an under the sea world which was Karl Lagerfeld's vision.
A continuation of the Louis Vuitton pastel pallet, this video is also a must watch!


Ms Alexa Chung the Tv presenter turned trend icon sauntered across the front Row of the Spring Summer 2012 Chanel collection looking very simplistic sporting the miss match Trend with a casual black Chanel bag, grey dolly loose fit tunic dress and nude low heal shoes. I'd of definitely opted for a higher heel with this look.

Hollywood actress Uma Thurman also flew to Paris for the show. Looking quite Europen with tweed long blazer jacket and 50's reminiscent style pinnyform dress.

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