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A mix – bag of emotions…

With so much anticipation for what Paris Fashion Week has to offer, i’ve been dying for previews of what designers have been sending down the runways.  Itching to get my fix, i’ve managed to watch shows from Dior, Maison Martin Margiela, Rick Owens, Carven and Gareth Pugh.  I’m not going to lie, it’s been a mix-bag of reactions from fashion euphoria to hate at first sight.

Topping the list as one of my favourite shows across the SS13 spectrum of London through to Paris has to be Maison Martin Margiela.  That pastel palette is back with a bang and MMM has showcased it in the best light possible.  Although the concept of the show was somewhat questionable (like a scene from CSI) the garments were a spectacle. Their simple clean lines were enough to rival the likes of Chanel in the chic stakes and they demonstrated to the fashion world how a SS collection should be done.    The epitome of elegance, Maison Martin Margiela showcased a city fit mixed with a hint of Riviera style.  Exactly what you want for a SS collection.

Dior was every little girl’s dream.  Sophistication every young girl aspires to with structured tailoring, along with pops of candy colour and a hint of Barbie.  Footwear that shines and eyes that sparkle, Dior proved to the fashion world that they still had it.  One of the nicest colour palettes i’ve seen though out the fashion week season, you really will be a little girl in a sweet shop once you’ve seen the offerings from Dior.

With the colour red making a huge comeback, it was nice to see that Carven had mixed it with masculine tailoring with a clash of shades.  Burgundy leathers paired with blood red jackets, followed by an array of butterscotch delights! Beautiful.  After all, red is the new black.

The collection, however, that left me in fashion meltdown had to be Gareth Pugh.  I’m not sure if it’s because seeing black on the runways is becoming tiresome or just because I didn’t understand the space age monochrome freak show.  Maybe others may find it genious but I got a little bored.  The shows only saving grace had to be the speckles of red which were a delight to watch and the creative teardrop make up; creativity that was missed out from the collection.