Paris Fashion Week: Day 2

Dries Van Noten, Gareth Pugh, Mugler and Rochas straight from the rumway. Let’s have a sneak peak at the second day of the Paris Fashion Week.

Text: Mary Giatra

Dries Van Noten
For his spring/summer 2013 collection, Van Noten took concepts of punk and grunge to the next level. “I wanted to go back to having fun with clothes”, he quoted. Plaids and florals, sweaters and tailored suits, different kinds of fabrics and different kinds of patterns all mixed together in a fun, effortless way.

Gareth Pugh
Gareth Pugh remained true to his architectural aesthetics only this time he took us to a journey in the Middle Ages while adding a futuristic and polished touch to his spring/summer 2013 collection. Japan was there as well. Medieval princesses with veiled faces wore black, grey, ivory and red. Pugh’s collection was structured, powerful and absolutely present.

Nicola Formicetti’s collection for the next spring is geometrical and well structured, with a hint of futurism. Mostly earthly tones, some blues and yellows and the beloved black were the colors that prevailed on glossy fabrics, leather, chiffon and satin. The clothes were well structured and the hemlines really short. A few minimalistic florals at the end of the show added the essence of spring to the overall monochrome runway show.

There was a big variety of styles and lines yesterday at the Rochas’ show in Paris. Retro style with pastel colors and flowy garments combined with 1960’s inspirted mini dresses and white boots is what Marco Zanini envisions for a chic spring style.

Paris Fashion Week day 1