PFW Showroom: Moncler Gamme Rouge SS 2013.

A close-up look at Moncler Gamme Rouge by Giambattista Valli. From photo-prints of synchronised swimmers to those of light dappled water, from floral embroideries to Valli’s signature cocoon silhouettes, this is beautiful and intricate collection that deserves wardrobe space.

Paris Fashion Week: Alexander McQueen SS 2013.

It’s a case of “Honey, I shrink-wrapped the chic” at Alexander McQueen. The soundtrack of humming bees during the wait – 40 minutes, no less – leading up to the runway show was a hint at what was to be the defining inspiration behind the Spring-Summer 2013 collection. Honeycomb motif, alongside tortoise-shell, featured predominantly on everything from tights, bags and the actual clothes. A collection that will cause all the buzzing even as Paris Fashion Week wraps.

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Paris Fashion Week: Paco Rabanne SS 2013.


Paco Rabanne
Paris Fashion Week
Spring 2013 Ready-to-Wear

Paris Fashion Week: Valentino SS 2013. 


Runway: Valentino Spring/Summer 2013. 

Another deliciously feminine collection from Valentino! If I had all the money in the world! 

Paris Fashion Week: Stella McCartney SS 2013.

What made Stella McCartney so successful – in the fiscal year ended Dec 31, sales advanced by 19 per cent and profits were up 0.5 per cent – is that she makes clothes that appeal to a broad demographic, from 14 to 40 and way beyond. For spring, all of McCartney’s signatures – there were maxi dresses, slinky sultry dresses, tailored pant suits, jumpsuits and boyfriend jackets – were all there, and updated with new prints – leopard in black and white, no less – and bursts of intense colours. It was graphic, geometric and layered. And those translucent coloured minaudieres look set to end up in fashionable wardrobes everywhere.


Stella McCartney 2013. 

Paris Fashion Week: Stella McCartney SS 2013 Finale.

Paris Fashion Week: Sacai SS 2013.

Nothing is quite what it seems with a Sacai design. A skirt at the front may turn out to be pair of shorts, while a seemingly flowing maxi skirt may actually be a pair of trousers with billowing legs. Yet, that doesn’t detract from the fact that Chitose Abe designs beautifully conceptual yet wearable clothes. In her own words, “It’s made in a complex way but it’s easy to wear”. For spring summer, Abe once again remixes sartorial codes to delightful effect. Definitely not a bad thing for her fans, which now, include Thom Browne, who sat front row.



variation on 70’s chic

Paris Fashion Week: Issey Miyake SS 2013.

It wasn’t simply colours at Issey Miyake but colours inspired by simple and static images of bird plumes. Using a repertoire of pleats, folds, layering methods and double-sided printing, designer Yoshiyuki Miyamae’s third collection for the Japanese fashion house was a vibrant collection that seduces with graphic stripes, bold colour blocks and bi-coloured concoctions.

Paris Fashion Week: Nina Ricci SS 2013.