Fashion Week in Paris: Elie Saab, Comme des Garcons
The catwalk during the fashion show of the new Elie Saab collection turned into a jungle. A curtain with creepers and tall trees, deciduous camouflage under the ceiling and soft lighting.
Creating a new collection, Elie Saab was inspired by the wild nature of the Amazon River. Python print, earrings of golden leaves and in the form of colored arrowheads. Long dresses had an uneven bottom and were embroidered with foliage. On dresses made of silk, you could also see not only the leaves, but also flowers, palms and trees.
Clothes for modern Amazons were replaced by handbags and outer clothing of bright colors. Ribbed skirts, jackets with deep cutouts, evening dresses decorated with embroidery were presented on the podium Elie Saab. The evening dress with a deep neckline finished the fashion show.
Comme des Garcons
In the middle of Comme des Garcons fashion show, an angel appeared on the podium. According to the designer, angels choose a snow-white tweed coat with a scattering of small crystals. A huge soft coat was held on the shoulders of the model, and on the back there were written white wings with lace.
The new collection of Rei Kawakubo has become a kind of performance that expresses human fantasies, children’s dreams and fears. The theme of the new season, the designer chose creative resistance. Angel by Rei Kawakubo – is the ever-chic fashion goddess in impressive white tweed suit – stood out as a special person shown in the center of a colorful, surreal, cartoonish, kawaii-toy and computer gaming parade. “Multidimensional graffiti” – are the words of Kawakubo translated by her husband, Adrian Joffe, behind the scenes – her spontaneous writings on the wall of the weirdness that surrounds us.
Hello Kitty and plastic toys were collected in the form of cervical straps and decorated with space princesses. Massive diamond ball dresses had digital prints of the 16th-century artist Arcimboldo, who painted surreal portraits of vegetables and fruits. Sinister black crows appeared on steel gray satin suits under sculptured jackets. In collection there were a coarse flap, painted graffiti, frills and tightly outlined red plastic raincoats.
It should be noted that she decided to finish this fashion show with classical funeral music. Optimism is not an option that Rei Kawakubo can see. Maybe she will not save the world, but she will certainly sell a large amount of tweed by Comme des Garçons and lace.