developing rocker edge at the highest level of execution, jean paul gaultier continues to defy expectation with his spring collection. for starters, the show got off to a roaring start as beth ditto opened the show. every female we know & love walked the show; karlie kloss walked behind ditto as frida gustavsson, karolina kurkova, anja rubik, sessilee lopez, iris strubegger, constance jablonski, lindsey wixson, sigrid agren, joan smalls, sasha pivovarova & coco rocha followed. ditto closed the show & i came away with the constant thought of joan jett. butch hair cuts transformed the models while heavy shadow was used on each females eyes to allow a greater feel of that bad ass in your face attitude. while i respect the legacy, vision & creative punch that gaultier packs each season- i do find myself particularly concerned with beauty. perception is based on one’s own personal thought, but here certain elements of pretty are not seen. i feel as though many of the cosmetic & overall aesthetic elements of the set hinder our view of the collection & clothes. wild print, fishnet stalkings, gaultier’s signature denim pieces & strong shoulders all made appearances in the rocked out collection this season. taking a deeper look, i really love the collections coats; the use of leather was done perfectly & the design lines are almost highlighted by each piece in red & blue. an intensely strong creative direction, solid sense of concept & im sure a creative campaign for this collection will soon follow.
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