Fashion weeks must seem like revolving doors to fashionistas! With London Fashion Week just recently finished, it is now onto the last leg: Paris Fashion Week - the Crème de la Crème. So with that in mind, I thought I'd start with my favourite designer, not only does he and his collection deserve a post on its own, it was very hard to try to edit the collection here:
Dries combined military inspiration (in the form of army-green cotton) and menswear tailoring with 1940s/50s haute couture (Christian Dior's 'New Look') hand-painted, floral silk for a brilliant 'I want one of everything' collection complete with sweatshirting thrown in for good measure.
Most of his looks had a casual-dressy vibe to them, as if these were just fashionistas walking down the streets of Paris and 'just threw this on'...In almost every outfit, there was a juxtaposition of something dressy with something casual.
Military shirts, in khaki, were worn with extravagant, full, skirts just covering the knee, hand-painted in shocking pink and violet over floral prints, with rustling petticoats underneath. Grey sweatshirt top worn with a rich brocade skirt, one of my favourite looks - every piece was integrated in a simple, wearable way: