Paris Fashion Week goes on and the temperature keeps rising. From the third day’s shows we picked Balenciaga, Balmain and Lanvin. Here are these grand fashion houses’ plans for next spring.
Text: Mary Giatra
Balenciaga’s heritage lives on. Nicolas Gesquiere remains loyal to the house’s aesthetics and adds a modern twist . His collection is very chic, intellectual and very sensual at the same time, as the designer aimed for. Two-piece ensembles, ruffles, edgy tops, asymmetric skirts, little dresses, exquisite tailored pantsuits, bright colors, may sound a lot but some how all these different elements can be tamed by Gesquiere’s brilliance.
Dynamic shapes, exaggerated shoulders, bold graphic patterns and excellent workmanship is what in a few words describes Olivier Rousteing’s spring fashion show for Balmain. Black, white and yellow were the dominant colors on the sexy silhouettes. Big volumes, stripes, harlequin motifs were also there to complete the collection.
Alber Elbaz’s spring show for Lanvin was devoted to the woman who looks chic, modern and sexy in the most effortless way. The show started with lots of black and ended with a lineup of satin ensembles in vibrant colors. Tailored jackets, short skirts, LBDs, a couple of swimsuits, a few prints and just the right amount of bling compose the designer’s vision for spring/summer 2013.