Paris Fall 08 II

1. Vivienne Westwood:

This was a weird collection, a modge podge of plaid, doodles, volume and crazy. At times it seemed very Westwood, at others it had a weird Marni feel. Like if Consuelo Castiglioni went mad. I really loved this look.I wouldn't advocate wearing the pieces together, of course, but that t-shirt and those pants are the dogs bollocks. (Right? I can say that in England? Even to the Queen?)

Whereas the previous look seems aggressive and in-your-face, this one is the complete opposite. It's serene and conveys and almost child-like innocence.

If this isn't a finale (and on stilts, no less!), then I don't know what is.

2. Maison Martin Margiela:

Although I loved the concept of wearing a unitard an then dressing around it, taking into consideration the freedom that it provides in the way of "normal dressing", I must confess that I was really, really freaked out as to where this show was going when I saw all the variations in this. Thankfully, that was just an appetizer.

Ah, there it is. I love this. I do, and I want to be blonde and have a severe haircut when I wear this. I am thrilled by the idea of boot/pants, I mean what more perfect way to wear short dresses in the winter than with boot/pants? I think this is a dress, although it could very well be a simple cotton tee with a crazy awesome skirt. And I like that I can't tell, because it makes it all the more unique.

I'm sure by now you all know that I love blazers and that I love clothes with architectural detailing (even though I don't actually own any... hmm... that has to change), so of course I am freaking out over this.

I wasn't thrilled with sheer pants when they came out on th runway last season, but for some reason I am strangely drawn to these. Obviously this isn't something that I could wear in real life (but oh how I wish I could), but this is so sexy and weird. And that's my favorite combination.

3. Kris Van Assche:

Kris Van Assche does the Dior Homme collection now. While he has really big shoes to fill in the menswear arena (Hedi Slimane!), I think he is doing just fine with womenswear. This is GORGEOUS. I love the combination of the long dress (with pockets!!!) with the blazer. I want this.

This is the new silhouette for fall. It's mannish, tough and incredibly luxurious. Who knew one day I'd be craving silver tapered pants? This definitely was one of my favorite collections so far.

4. Isabel Marant:

This just has that cool hipster vibe that kills and breaks hearts. The fur is a little too wild n out for me but it really works with the jumpsuit. It's very 70's renegade socialite.

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