PARIS, March 5 — Fashion week continued into the evening in Paris today, March 4, with Valentino, Iris van Herpen and Alexander McQueen.
Designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli emphasized lightweight and fluid fabrics in this collection. Geometric patterns, butterflies, flowers, fringes and ruffles accentuated this airy, light tone, as did sheer fabrics and long, ethereal gowns. As feminine as they were sophisticated, the looks flattered the female form and were often cinched at the waist.
Iris van Herpen
Presented in collaboration with the artist Lawrence Malstaf, the latest Iris van Herpen collection was also highly feminine, featuring pieces that appeared to have been sculpted on the models’ bodies. Curve-hugging dresses were seen alongside a few more fluid pieces. Among the high points of the show were the quirky accessories, and particularly the futuristic shoes designed for the Fall-Winter 2014 season.
More than a fashion show, designer Sarah Burton delivered a true modern fairy tale in Paris this season. Often almost gothic, the looks were dark, often in blue-black and in velvet, and were adorned with ruffles, frills and feathers. On the opposite end of the spectrum, there were also light, almost summery looks in a vast spectrum of whites. Thigh-high boots, seen in a number of shows this season, were laced-up at Alexander McQueen. — AFP/Relaxnews