GIVENCHYThe main inspiration behind these clothes were mermaids and scuba divers. Many iridescent materials, transparencies. Maxi ruches, exotic skins. And shark toothed necklaces.
Sarah Burton gives us pretty much the same silhouettes from the past season, even for the shoes. China is now converted into red coral. Shimmering fabrics and a sort of lightness to it make the models look like submarine creatures.
Donatella looks back. Again. I mean, could you blame her with such a legacy behind (and every designer taking inspiration from Gianni lately)? She gives new life to the infamous Versace baroque sea print, adding pastel colours, shells made in studs, seahorse shoes and swarovski starfishes. Brilliant.
Chanel, and especially Karl Lagerfeld's vision, sets the trend every season and reinforce any subtle concept behind it. If someone thought before this show that sea was an influence in next spring fashion, Karl sets the record straight with everyone. The stage? Grand Palais, ça va sans rien dire.
Pearls (one of the maison symbols) were everywhere: jackets, necklaces, purses. The fabric was used to give an impression of an underwater flower. An attention to the details that reaches obsessive levels.
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