We have had an amazing AW 2012 fashion week in Paris, packed full of interesting new talents, avant garde designers breaking new ground and big luxury houses. To help us explain the week in Paris, we asked a selection of fashion insiders what they love the most about this magical city.
We spoke to the beautiful Ady An front row at the Chloe show about why she likes the ultra feminine french label.
Front row at the Valentino show Alicia Keys talked about how she was ready to fall in love with the italian house’s new collection and we certainly did! Finely cut leather, lace, glittering gowns and more leather all somehow transformed into an ethereal vision on the runway. Whilst integrating some stronger pieces, there were quite a few leather shorts and military details, the collection still stayed true to the signature refined silhouette that has made the house such a success with aristocracy and Hollywood royalty alike.
Watch Stella McCartney’s AW 2012 show from the front row in Paris where a host of special guests including Sir Paul McCartney and Alicia Keys came to watch the designer’s latest collection that moved from cable knits to body con pieces, all with an effortless and sporty feel.
Backstage after the AW 2012 show, we spoke to Giambattista Valli about what inspires him and the new direction of his ready to wear shows.
Front row at the John Galliano show we spoke to Mary Charteris about her favourite aspects of the AW 2012 collection.
To the sound of galloping hooves Ricardo Tisci’s latest collection came storming down the runway and in the words of Harpers Bazaar’s Derek Blasberg, “And just like that, subversive equestrian became a trend”. Forging his own, new path, Tisci mixed vampish red and black lace with lashings of leather and fur. The equestrian theme was evident in the quilted panels, peplums and riding boots. The collection had the distinctive dark edge that make the Givenchy collections so seductive but also included bright flashes of colour that will no doubt be gracing other front rows and red carpets in the months to come.
Over in the tents at the Tuilleries we caught up with Anna dello Russo and Karlie Kloss backstage at Viktor & Rolf who told us why they like this dynamic design duo.
Bathed in moonlight the models took to the catwalk in a series of glistening gowns, silken jumpsuits and huge fur coats that all had a cinematic glamour that was echoed by the full moon set with silhouettes rotating in the background.
Join us front row at Haider Ackermann’s stunning womenswear show which showcased the designer’s masterful use of tailoring and colour.