Paris – Paris has always be know for its fashion week to be alongside the edgy. Accustom to their particular designers. Competing with London – who is also a primary for-runner for innovative fashions. Well this Spring 2009 collections have been no exception. When viewing the Paris collections, one has to keep an open mind. And see the couture in the clothes. Paired with the deeper meaning evolving in the garments.
I chose Anne Valérie Hash to review. For her clean and simple colors. But complex designs and form. Her clothes have a feminine way with draping. Once again, as seen with Carolina Herrera’s designs for Spring 2009 – the Greek theme has once again come seeping through. Toga dresses fall fluidly from twisted straps, whereas silks seem to be fitted quite nicely into short dresses.
In the midst of all that softness were a few structured pieces: a round-shoulder jacket shown with trousers burdened by superfluous straps. And a handful of far simpler and more successful little dresses. The collection was a hit in the softness department, focusing on the tactile nature of the fabrics and how they fall on the body. But a miss with the choice of models, as well as hair and make-up.