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AF VANDEVORST – PARIS S/S 2011 FASHION SHOW

AF VANDEVORST COLLECTION PHOTOS Inspired by armor, Filip Arickx and An Vandevorst the designer duo of AF VANDEVORST, showcased their collection with their signature urban warrior look. Models walked down the runway in cap-sleeved dresses with aged silver herringbone beading, sexy skirts with sliver-gray sequins, and pairing tops, blazers and short dresses with sliced skinny pants and…

AGANOVICH – PARIS S/S 2011 FASHION SHOW

AGANOVICH COLLECTION PHOTOS Serbian designer Aganovich (Nana Aganovich) and design partner Brooke Taylor presented their Spring/Summer 2011 collection in the courtyard of the Hotel de Crosilles with and massive rusty anchor in the middle of the cobblestone area. The show was presented with an avant-guarde window installation of mannequins with water sprinkling down as the…

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN – PARIS S/S 2011 FASHION SHOW

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN COLLECTION VIDEO Sarah Burton, the woman who had been at Alexander McQueen's side for the past 16 years found herself into the fashion spotlight for the very first time as the new head designer for the brand. The theme appeared to be new life with nature, as if to signal a rebirth of…

AMAYA ARZUAGA – PARIS S/S 2011 FASHION SHOW

AMAYA ARZUAGA COLLECTION PHOTOS Spanish designer Amaya Arzuaga, born in Lerma,  showcased an interesting array of angular and cylindric designs supported by wire framework for her Spring/Summer 2011 collection. Despite the beauty of the artfully constructed collection, it was let down by the high heels that were almost impossible to walk in. The collection had a a…

ANDREA CREWS – PARIS S/S 2011 FASHION SHOW

ANDREA CREWS COLLECTION PHOTOS Designer for Andrea Crews, Maroussia Rebecq, showcased her mad spring/summer 2011 collection at an empty basement apartment with the floors covered in cardboard boxes and taped with brown tape. Rebecq's inspiration came from the French countryside, family, friends and religious values. The show had a bohemian vibe with the models ranging in…

ATSURO TAYAMA – PARIS S/S 2011 PRESENTATION

ATSURO TAYAMA COLLECTION PHOTOS Designer Atsuro Tayama was born in Kunanoto, Japan and studied at the Bunka Fashion College in Tokyo. In 1983, Tayama had started his own womenswear label. This year he shows his spring/summer 2011 women's collection featuring floaty ruffled white cottons, with a child-like appeal and some more sophisticated draped looks in…

BALENCIAGA – PARIS S/S 2011 FASHION SHOW

BALENCIAGA COLLECTION VIDEO Balenciaga’s designer, Nicolas Ghesquière, presented a punky androgynous collection, with the idea to make womenswear boyish. “I want a twist on a man’s wardrobe; the masculine side of a woman is very interesting.” The casting included 3 girls he picked up from the street with short, spiky hair to be part of…

CHANEL – PARIS S/S 2011 FASHION SHOW

CHANEL COLLECTION VIDEO PART 1 - CHANEL COLLECTION VIDEO PART 2 The breathtakingly surreal setting of a monochrome ornamental garden, complete with fountains and a full orchestra of 80 musicians at the Grand Palais was the scene for Chanel's latest collection.  80 models flooded the scene in a mixture of light as air blues and…

COMMUUN – PARIS S/S 2011 FASHION SHOW

COMMUUN COLLECTION PHOTOS Commuun's show opened in clean white sporty separates that turned to nude colored looks with neon on the back-half of the body. Geometric prints and sheer fabrics juxtaposed in a very modern way against the sport chic direction. Commuun impressively uses organic materials with all of his designs. The collection was tight…

DAMIR DOMA – PARIS S/S 2011 FASHION SHOW

[qt:http://xxxxmagazine.tv/videos/mov/fashionweek/PARISSS11/damir_doma-iPad_new.mov 640 360] DAMIR DOMA COLLECTION VIDEO This was designer Damir Doma’s second year of presenting his womenswear for Paris Fashion Week. Doma was born in Croatia but had studied fashion in Munich and Berlin. He had described his show as a woman “emerging as her own being.” Doma’s collection consisted of marigolds mixed with greys,…

FATIMA LOPES – PARIS S/S 2011 FASHION SHOW

[qt:http://xxxxmagazine.tv/videos/mov/fashionweek/PARISSS11/Fatima_Lopes_ss11_v3-480.mov 640 480] FATIMA LOPES COLLECTION VIDEO For her Spring/Summer 2011 collection, Portuguese fashion designer Fatima Lopes featured a range of 50s style off -the-shoulder tops, collarless mini dresses, skimpy swim suits, sheer dresses and structured mini skirts. FATIMA LOPES COLLECTION PHOTO - Fashion week coverage and videos directed by Indira Cesarine for XXXX Magazine  …

FELIPE OLIVEIRA BAPTISTA – PARIS S/S 2011 FASHION SHOW

FELIPE OLIVEIRA BAPTISTA COLLECTION PHOTOS Felipe Oliveira Baptista originated from Portugal and graduated from Kingston University in London, where he studied fashion design. Baptista’s ready-to-wear spring/summer 2011 collection was inspired by the concept of bodies in motion. Models walked down the runway in patch-pocket vests with pierced leather panels, trompe l'oeil tuxedo themed tailored jackets…

GARETH PUGH – PARIS S/S 2011 FASHION SHOW

GARETH PUGH COLLECTION VIDEO British designer Gareth Pugh presented a fashion film this season in lieu of a runway show, at the Salle Bercy. Directed by Ruth Hogben, and featuring 40 something model Kristen McMenamy, the screening had a mesmerizing affect with it's alien-like direction. Pugh’s collection featured futuristic, sculpturesque, and hard-shell/animal-like forms. Some of…

GROUND ZERO – PARIS S/S 2011 PRESENTATION

GROUND ZERO COLLECTION PHOTOS The Ground Zero presentation was held at a hotel/bar called Le Magnifique. They had staged a unique presentation featuring neon lights, mirrors and clothes printed excessively with swear words. There were large t-shirts and blouses that had cartoon bear faces sewn on and everyone loved the bright colored plastic patent shoes.…

GUSTAVO LINS – PARIS S/S 2011 PRESENTATION

  GUSTAVO LINS COLLECTION PHOTOS Gustavo Lins Spring 2011 collection has an architectural, yet modern aesthetic to the pieces for this upcoming seaason. Silhouettes are quite structured and clean cut, yet with a relaxed approach to the fabrics. Gustavo continues his inspiration from the Japanese Kimono with an emphasis also on drapery. -Fashion week coverage…

HARRY HALIM – PARIS S/S 2011 FASHION SHOW

HARRY HALIM COLLECTION PHOTOS Singaporean designer Harry Halim showcases his Spring/Summer collection for the second time in Paris Fashion Week. Harry won the Asian Young Designer Award in 2006. His collection showcased beautifully feminine dresses, blazers and pants with an emphasis on lace. Predominantly black, lavender and navy blue , the dresses were chic in…

INGRID VLASOV – PARIS S/S 2011 FASHION SHOW

INGRID VLASOV COLLECTION Ingrid Vlasov's latest collection was feminine and flowing, with dramatic long dresses printed with oversized chain patterns giving off a ethnic feel while maintaining her modern aesthetic. The black and white geometrically inspired pieces at the end were more sophisticated.  One of our favorites was the flowing long black and white dress…

JEAN PAUL GAULTIER – PARIS S/S 2011 FASHION SHOW

JEAN PAUL GAULTIER COLLECTION VIDEO Designer Jean Paul Gaultier sent his models down the runway wearing Joan Jett wigs to the tune of her tracks from the 80's. His collection defiantly had a futuristic rocker vibe, featuring an opening with Brit star Beth Ditto, a UK size 28. There were jumpsuits, palm-print dresses, lingerie, jackets with…

JUNKO SHIMADA – PARIS S/S 2011 FASHION SHOW

JUNKO SHIMADA COLLECTION For Spring 2011 japanese designer Junko Shimada presented a bold collection with bright tights, knitted dresses, prints such as stripes and polka dots paired with paper boat hats and massive green and yellow fabric flowers. The collection featuring a red, white, pale blue and green color palette was presented in front of…

LIE SANG BONG – PARIS S/S 2011 FASHION SHOW

LIE SANG BONG COLLECTION PHOTO the South Korean designer, Lie Sang Bong, showed off his collection featuring dresses with a story-telling trompe l'oeil. Inspired by a Mexican surrealist horror film, many of the dresses had painted imagery with an errie feel. To cut back on his dramatic designs, Bong put in some clean , modern…

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