Thursday, 25 June 2009

Paree Paree Jour 1

So Day one in Paris has been more action packed than a smack in the face from the Hulk. Yesterday began relatively early with the Issey Miyake show in the morning. This was their first catwalk show in a while and was presented in the Issey Miyake shop. This was very intimate with only 7 UK press attending. The show saw a turkish influence running throughout it, with brigh clashing colours and those backless pointy shoes you find in the east Mediterranean . I would really love to see a trend with those shoes really shine through, i think they are so perculiar. Next show was my favourite of the whole day, the Hugo Boss show. The collection was so perfect with white, navy and blue being the key colours. Hints and pops of red and gold appeared now and again, spelling the most prefect nautical inspired collection. Lines were so clean, and details were bang on the money, and the shoes were gladiator sandles. Bruno Pieters the designer for Hugo really did a fantastic job, living up to the high expectations he had left me with after last years show.Elliott and Steve looking dapper on the second row.Elauen and Chris from Atttitude magazine saying "hullo".
Shorts and cable knit look, look at the shoes!
One of my favourite looks, but there were so many and such little blog space.
(I did film a video for Buckstyle, so look out for it on the site, i'll let you know once i have edited it and its ready, the show is so impressive).
So we left the show all in high spirits and with a unison agreement that we all loved the show and are met with this fellow on the train. I always find the buskers in Paris on a different level to London. They normally get onto the actual train and typically play the accordion, violin or in this case, a saxophone. I felt like i was in Amelie or any other French film. Tres bon.
The next show was Juun J which showed a continued collaboration with bag makers Chris and Tibor. The collection showed lots of sheer garments: gauze organza layered over shorter length shorts was a typical look, as well as sheer fabric over or under shorts, trenchcoats and blazers. I am really loving the sheer trend emerging, i have almost exhausted it already in my American Apparel sheer black top i am pictured in below. This show also presented a more sporty gladiator style sandal, or a cut out high-top if you will. These are absolutely everywhere, one to watch.
Look at the shoes
Next stop was an appointment at Yves Saint Laurent to see the collection and a short film by Samuel Benchetrit. Stefano's starting point for the show was exploring shape and line. Jackets were cropped and in some places deconstructed, t-shirts and cardigans were long coming up to the mid-thigh to the knee. Show report to come up later today with images of the full collection and the short film on Buckstyle plus a video filmed and edited by yours truely. I found these marvellous pretties at YSL, they look like the menswear answer to 'those' cage shoes i love!

Amazing right?
Next stop was Gaspard Yurkevich and after been shown to our seat on the front row, i spotted this other front row beauty directly opposite me.

Amazing fashion accessory, i should have brought Bernie with me...
The show was really fresh, with crop cuts and fresh navy, and beige colours with the odd reflector fabric. Gaspard also showed a perculiar t-shirt with an American football style shoulders, really exagerrated and oversized. Elliott manages to get a backstage interview with Gaspard after the show, look out for it on Buckstyle...

The deep V trend and sleeveless jacket trend continues...
Next stop, Jean Paul Gaultier. The show is set in the JPG HQ in Paris. The huge venue was packed out with people but surprisingly the front and second row were not oversubscribed with bums on seats. Seated directly opposite me: Carine Roitfeld and Tim Blanks...! Joined later (half way throught the show) by newly brunnette Fergie and of Black Eye Pea fame... The show was what you would expect from JPG, as always with the sailor influences, male models walking down the runway in tube tops aka boob tubes, Skorts (a shorts and skirt hybrid) and full on skirts. Apart from some of the shocking show pieces, there were some good pieces; I loved the wide leg loose fitting trousers he showed and the full dipped in colour look with a model wearing head to toe bright orange-y red (that red glow below).

Video of Jean Paul Gaultier to come on Buckstyle

My Day 1 outfit in Paris...Photographed by Facehunter outside the Hugo Boss show
The day ended with a party at the Ritz in Paris celebrating the new menswear brands at Harrods, a lovely party and a nice opportunity to catch up with some of the other fashion journalists in Paris although the night was slightly tainted by the news of Michael Jacksons death. Upon leaving the Ritz and en-route to the Henrik Vibskov after party, it was hyper-real having Parisienes stopping you in the street and franticly asking: 'ave you "erd, Michael Jackson es ded...!" Surreal. Its Day 2 now, and will post on todays happenings later...

More trends to write home about:
Deep V
The loss of the shirt
One colour form top to toe- 'dipped in colour'
Sporty gladiator sandals/Cut out hi-tops everywhere
More back packs
Pattern- especially Batik and Ikat patter
Sheer fabrics



Anonymous said...

hey, question? who are those pink wedges by I saw them in grey some where and fell in love with them, but can remember what brand they are :S.
btw love your blog

Ediot said...

ah. you look absoOOlutely stunning! i love the outfit.but iM head over heels in love with the shoes.please please please let me know who theyre by. take care