Sunday, March 4, 2007
Paris Fashion Fall/Winter 07-08 Week Wrap Up
Christophe Decarnin has taken the couture label to new heights since his he has taken the reins at Balmain, with its re-launch a year ago. The tough-chic element came via silver armor embroidery at the neckline of a sequined number, metal coils at the shoulder of a short white frock, and a swooping cape of feathers that attached around the neck with a rope of shining crystals. Metal studs on suede platform booties completed the picture.
The sound track was the Cure and all the models where tall and lanky. Christophe made this collection a strictly for after work party girl attire, and his work has a decidedly more young and hip then the history of the house which was know for the ultra-elegant day’s of Pierre Balmain's signature. His low-slung bumsters clung to every inch of the models’ legs from their backsides on down to the mid-calf, where they flared out in big swooshes of fabric to the soles of their platforms studded ankle boots, which I say are must have for next fall, totally punk rock! Take a look for your self.