fall prêt-à-porter, paris: viktor + rolf

presenting complete innovation, one step ahead with construction, the viktor & rolf FW10 collection was nothing short of amazing. concepts were reinvented with intriguing textile selections & new fashion silouettes were seen. i am continually impressed with viktor & rolf’s ability to transcend what has already been seen in fashion. they consistently border & blur the lines between couture, avant-garde design & ready-to-wear commercial acceptance. a completely astounding showing this season; i could sit here & discuss the amazement of the garment construction but that would only take too much time away from you, & that time should be spent looking at the clothes. you cannot look at this collection & tell me that you are not impressed by the powers of the human imagination. this collection is proof that fashion is a valued art form. jaw dropping innovation & devastating dopeness; this is such a vital source of inspiration for me. black & white, chic as fuck, imagination intertwined with the impossible. this collection takes me to another place. im stunned in amazement; this is what high end runway presentation is all about.

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fall prêt-à-porter, paris: isabela marant

as freja beha erichsen opened the isabela marant show, i sighed with dissapointment. the FW10 collection from isabela marant displayed a scattered vision with a misguided sense of fashion. while the model casting was excellent, we seen appearances from kasia struss, natasha poly, sigrid agren, constance jablonski, anna selezneva, carmen kass, erin wasson, anja rubik & sasha pivovarova. but those models werent enough to distract me from the lack of creativity represented in concepts, construction or even styling. the collection is a complete dissapointment to me, i find no connection from look to look. this does not represent fall fashion & not to mention, its paris- give me chic!

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fall prêt-à-porter, paris: yohji yamamoto

taking a focused approach on the raincoat; the yohji yamamoto collection created an impressive fall ideal. the recreation of raincoats was seen in the collections varied looks & even had cameos of rainboots. the concept for the collection is seen very clearly, a very creative take on an iconic style item. though i didnt see any reason for the colored hair used on the models; i really found appreciation for design in the way each look was constructed. as a form of abstract art, the yamamoto collections always represent fresh ideas with a fresh approach to fashion design. a solid collection, clear vision, great concepts.

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fall prêt-à-porter, paris: maison martin margiela

the fall winter collection from maison martin margiela focuses on minimalistic concepts in line with the brands signature. i absolutely love the use of fur in the vail creations seen at the finale of the collection. completely margiela. i admit, im still a little put off & am almost expecting for a certain degree of design excellence to be shown to me. i honestly wonder how it works, creatively, with a team putting these ideas together. maison martin margiela is reputably one of the most creative & innovative design houses historically; some of that history is a bit lacking in this collection. thus, the collection is considerably solid while considering the absence of margiela himself. my hatred thrives actively for velvet, as seen in runway look no. 31

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fall prêt-à-porter, paris: vivienne westwood

the vivienne westwood FW10 collection seemed to be a little more refined this time around. an amazing use of color is always displayed in westwood’s collections & here that reputation was upheld. while fur overflowed & interesting prints laced the models legs, i found myself incredibly responsive to the collections dresses near the close of the collection. its funny, because initially one may look at a vivienne westwood & easily become confused or feel a certain disconnect from what is being translated; as seasons go by, im growing to have a greater appreciation for what is shown. i really loved the use of crowns & my favorite look in the collection this season was runway look no. 50; i loved the floral prints & the silhouette of the dress. i usually tend to have a strong dissatisfaction with the use of orange, but here it was done exceptionally well. a strong collection for westwood this fall. the representation of androgyny & sexual vagueness was also particularly interesting with the model cast; pay close attention to the the choice of hair & make-up. its a mesh of masc & femme. westwood is still a leader in separating her vision from any other  in fashion. mommy is a living legend, without a doubt.

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