Paris Spring 07 II

1. Veronique Branquinho:

Branquinho is one of the few Belgian designers still around from like 2001 when they all exploded and I fell hopelessly in love with them (Olivier Theyskens is one of the other ones). Her collections are always very intelligent and secretly sexy. I loved this dress because the volume seems so subtle and airy. It’s very tough but kind of soft at the same time, and I think the boots also give it a little edge. It was definitely my favorite look from the collection.

2. Givenchy:

Actually, there were a couple other dresses that I really liked from this collection, but they styling for the show was SO SO SO horrible, that I couldn’t eve get myself to post them and say “ignore the striped leggings” because, how could you? They were so hideous. Which is a shame because there were a lot of nice things in this collection and I cant really remember anyone caring about Givenchy since they ceremoniously kicked out like 3 designers in 2 years or whatever. I really liked the detail in the bodice, kind of like wearing art without actually wearing art, and by now, you should all know that I love electric blue. I also hated the shoes. But this is a nice little number for a fancy party.

3. Sophia Kokosolaki:

I really like Kokosolaki’s work usually. Everything is usually very pretty and feminine but without bordering on prissy or lame. This was my favorite look because it was so casual and easy to go, yet it exudes a kind of cool and chic and toughness that I’ve been loving lately. I love the juxtaposition of the soft, intricately draped tank top, with the utilitarian shorts and absolutely LOVE the gladiator sandals. This is definitely something I would wear in real life, just like she showed it there.

4. Karl Lagerfeld:

Absolutely Fierce.

5. Emanuel Ungaro:

This collection was wild with tons of bold colors and mix and match patterns. Some of them a little scary, yes, but I think when worn on their own, they have endless possibilites. I loved the second dress. I mean, how could I not? The colors are just so wonderful!!! Plus, I feel like I haven’t seen stuff like that in awhile. It’s definitely not made for wallflowers.

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