Friday, January 30, 2009

Paris Spring 2009 Couture

Here's a litle roundup of Paris Fashion Week.I thought it would be best to write a little statement to every collection.Enjoy!

Stéphane Rolland:I like the straightness and purism of this collection but there's is missing something that gives this 'WOW'-effect.

Valentino:Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli,the new designers of Valentino show that they know what Haute Couture means.The collection is breathtaking and full of elegance. I love this cute red dress and the white ruffled coat. Oh how great would it be to own them?!

Martin Margiela Artisinal:Martin Margiela's style is always a bit strange to me but I like the Couture collection more than the RTW one. Nude bodies are a great statement. I wouldn't buy it but the colorful fringe dress would make a perfect eyecatcher plus it looks funky.

Marco de Vincenzo:It must has been horrible for the models to walk on these murder heels,even if they totally rock.The outfits are very clean and unspectacular but I am a fan of the cutouts.The black dress is so simple but good-looking. Reminds me to the one Ashley Olsen wore once.

Jean Paul Gaultier:Gaultier's collection is very artistic and I enjoyed watching it but I am not thrilled.

Givenchy:Ahh again such a great collection. There are tons of great stuff and I heart how they decorated the catwalk with blossoms.Wonderful!

Felipe Oliveira Baptista:What I really like on this collection are the various leggings and the booties. The black leggings with the sheer cutouts please me a lot.Smells like DYI huh?

Elie Saab:Elie Saab Couture dresses are always a dream. This year his couture collection takes me to heaven again, especially the 2nd dress. The bold shoes are a perfect change in style and so adorable.
Christian Lacroix:A great mix between grown-up and frisky looks.The dotted coat is too cute and this round gold bag super fly.

Christian Dior:Kind of lady chic style anyway Galliano did in my opinion a good job. The white dress on the right is a favorite and the shoes really caught my eyes.

Chanel:As always really classy and damn good.The two first looks from the left were faultless. Chapo karl!

Cathy Pill:By chosing a clean backround the designer made a good job otherwise these magical dresses wouldn't have shown their full advantage and prettiness.

Avalon Vega:The sheer booties are definately a hit but all in all I don't like the collection. It reminds me to candy floss.

Armani Privé:Armani seems quite adrogynous to me and I'm unsure wheter I like the collection or not. Yet I think the yellow jacket over the black dress is a great contrast. Furthermore I loved this special formed dress. I used to have a similar one for my barbie when I was younger.
Anne Valérie Hash:Is there somebody who's getting married soon? Then chose this white dress.I can visually imagine a bride wearing it at her secret garden wedding, awww...

Alexis Mabille: Feminine, cute, elegant - I think these adjectives describe Mabille's collection best. It wasn't my favorite but I definately liked it and would wear the clothes.

Alexander Vauthier:Sharp shoulders and statement collars in black - that's how Vauthier sees us in spring. Except the shoulder pads not bad thinking at all. Between the footwear (1st/last) is to die for.

Well then I told you what I think. It's your turn: Which collections did you like and which not? Was Paris Couture 2009 a miss or rather a miss?

See you soon

Mimi

71 comments:

Fashion Moment said...

This year, Haute Couture collections are amazing!
Every designer has some must-have look! Great job, darling!

FM

Raquel said...

ohh! my favourites are Valentino, Givenchy and Chanel!
xx

Lisa said...

love love love
valentino + baptista.

PURE DIVINE collections.


thanks for the round-up.

have a beautiful weekend.

xx

Becca Jane said...

Great post! So many amazing couture garments - swoon!

My favorites would have to be Dior, Lacroix and Margiela

Aless & Rocío said...

Amazing!!
xx

vk. said...

love the givenchy collection. one of my favourites of spring 09...

come visit my blog...http://therefugex.blogspot.com/

vk. said...

love the givenchy collection. one of my favourites of spring 09...

come visit my blog...http://therefugex.blogspot.com/

Nita-Karoliina said...
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Nita-Karoliina said...

thanks Mimi, you are really sweet :) nice blog!

Aless & Rocío said...

Thanks for the comment!!!
xx

I Like Stuff said...

As per usual, Dior killed it. And I love that when a reporter asked John Galliano what he thought about the recession, he said, "There's a credit crunch, not a creative crunch...it's our job to make people dream." Truer words have never been spoken.

ps. thanks for the comment! I'm adding your blog to my blogroll!

Maverick said...

Valentino, Dior and Chanel. All brilliant. Great post :)

xx. mavi

GEMA said...

Hello Mimi, pants are linked to the shirt ... it is a kind of monkey. You can find forever21.com. Enjoy the weekend

GEMA said...

In Spain there is no F21 and shipping is very expensive. I usually buy in Asos.com I find things

♥ fashion chalet said...

Thanks, Mimi =]
I can literally spend hours looking through old photo albums such fun. xx

haha great Anna Wintour photo in your profile x

Anthea said...

Hmmmm! I loved Gautier, Armani Prive, Chanel, Dior, Lacroix. I saw a lot of collections here that I hadn't looked at yet so thanks for featuring them! I loved the blossoms at Givenchy too :) Magnificent. No recession here !!

Krystal said...

i want it all, ALLLL :)

drinkupthefashion said...

man i've been so busy i haven't been able to do my update yet. >.<
great coverage babe!

Cindiddy said...

loving the sharp shoulders!

berrin; said...

i like almost all of them but lacroix is best!

Fashionistadiary said...

haute couture is just plain amazing! i find it so hard to choose a favourite! thanks for putting together this fabulous overview! xo
www.fashionistadiary.co.uk

SET said...

I love the looks, inspiring out of the box. I like your blog, I have it as a link in mine, pls add mine to you links. Thx

GEMA said...

If shipping to Spain are not very expensive. About 5 euros.

Siljesfashion said...

There were so many amazing collections! Hard to pick favorites.

Eri said...

Hello there,
I just came across your blog and very much enjoyed.
Please come and visit mine too!
It' s a fashion blog inspired by Portobello Road, London. Also with outfits and fashion blurbs!
See you soon.

Alice Point said...

Thanks for your lovely comment:) Btw. I bought my t-shirt from Zara last summer, so I'm afraid you won't find it in store now.

Alice:)

ryder said...

i thought valentino was boring, and givanchy and dior amazing! specailly givenchy!!!!!!!!!!! elie saab is a perfect tailor, so he is always perfect.

Catalina Zuluaga said...

Amazing collections this year!!
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x
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Catalina Zuluaga said...

Amazing collections this year!!
I would love fr you to please take a look at my blog!
x
www.catalinazuluaga.com

Catalina Zuluaga said...

Amazing collections this year!!
I would love fr you to please take a look at my blog!
x
www.catalinazuluaga.com

Catalina Zuluaga said...

Amazing collections this year!!
I would love fr you to please take a look at my blog!
x
www.catalinazuluaga.com

Jen (MahaloFashion) said...

My favorite was chanel and elie saab, so wonderful

Bostonian said...

I love all these simple yet elegant outfits. It's a real pleasure to look at them !

yiqin; said...

My faves were chanel, dior & jean paul gaultier! I only liked the shoes in Valentino! Not really the clothes :/

STARR said...

o Margiela <3

The Clothes Horse said...

Love your write-ups. Gaultier is really catching my eye this season.

MizzJ said...

Chanel was the star of the season for me, Karl was a genius with the way he created such amazing looks out of a lady's suit. Elie Saab was also gorgeous as well, but I found Valentino to be a bit boring.

GEMA said...

Thanks ... I bought it on Saturday mornings for 3 euros in sales in triumph zara ... .. that weekend?

Anika said...

Thank you for the sweet comment :)

It's nice to have such a neat summarisation of the collections too! Desire/lust/covet the Valentino , Givenchy and MM, can DIY/take inspiration from Felipe Oliveira Baptista and would kill for the Lacroix. The eclectic jumbled hodge podge does wonders for me. Sheer perfection :)

I love your blog, I'll def be back :)

coco said...

I loved Margiela and Chanel. Great round up, it was a fabulous week!

Demode Vintage said...

ohhh darling!! Thx a lot for ur comment!! I really appreciate it!
^_^
Sorry for comment u back later, but I´ve been quite busy preparing the new vintage collection for my ebay store.
Anyway, it´s so nice to meet u! & I Def. love ur blog., so stylish too!!
Actually I´m already following it, to keep each other updated!

Kisses from Spain bonita :*!!

Bella said...

I'm so inspired by Martin Margiela Artisinal... amazing collection!

Eri said...

Hello
Thanks so much for your visit!
The snow just got worst... and I managed to upload some more pics!
Please come and visit me soon.
Take care

Molly said...

oh just so you know, you've become my official couture resource. i must have been on your blog 5 times today to research the names of the collection to match the pictures i have saved...
mxx

freya said...

Lacroix collection is stunning. i also love Valentino's white coat - simply beautiful.

May said...

aww...u're so sweet for putting all these up! the classics are never foul: givenchy, valentino and of course...my all-time fav: chanel :)

Wendiva said...

oopsies...accidentally signed in by my sister's account (May)...the above comment is actually from me, sorry!

jaime said...

wow thanks for these! i especially LOVE the last black collection, well you know me ;)

Behind the Seams said...

wonderful collections!

Lizzy Webb said...

i love this post! love seeing all the designers and whats going on with them!

agnes said...

i always heart couture week, watching all those real art walking are amazing.

well, i must say givenchy won my vote once again. Risci definitely knows how to mix the gothic dark with romance.

and i am disappointed with Valentino, i sort of think that she blended some past designer into this collection and it looks more like a ready to wear collection to me. oops.

Bojana said...

JPG was great!! I really loved it.

And your blog is cool too :)

Noemi Sunshine Ferst said...

Love Margiela.
xx.

Dooder City said...

a HIT! I would totally sport the Margiela or Lacroix.

saray said...

I wish I could be there

we wear things said...

mmm ruffles and volume!

Isa said...

hey mimi!
nein, die deichmann-stiefel habe ich noch nicht gesehen, das ist doch glatt ein grund da mal wieder vorbeizuschauen! ;)

xxx
Isa

Weekly Blogette said...

Couture is such a great excuse to make outrageous and amazing clothes!
come by the blog sometime
love,
the weekly blogette

BB&HH said...

Gotta say that jean paul gaultier is like the best this season.
& this is so much more frustrating quoting that his office is like 5 meters from wher i work.
whatashame.

Whatever...Paris is gonna turn as boring as usual as the fashion week ended : /

Come have a look at my blog btw.

Au revoir.

BB&HH said...

I mean here : http://bbandhh.blogspot.com/

kaitlyn said...

this is such a great post! you got the best of all the shows. i love your blog!


XOXO
kaitlyn

http://drrtylaundry.blogspot.com

kaitlyn said...

this is such a great post! you got the best of all the shows. i love your blog!


XOXO
kaitlyn

http://drrtylaundry.blogspot.com

HoneyBunny said...

I love Valentino's red dress and that white ruffled coat<33
I also love Givenchy's, Chanel's, Anne Valérie Hash's collections:D

* Fashion Dreamer * said...

Great post! I loved your coverage, I didn't manage to cover all the collections, but you did a great job

Molly said...

thankyou for the comment :)
mxx

Michael said...

Elie Saab! Amazing. Dior and Chanel are always flow very nicely. JPG seems pretty interesting. Definitely not a fan of Armani Privé.

catherine said...

my fav is Chanel (new page) and JPG (new structure). Newby style and creativity finally!!

Nil said...

Great post Mimi! I love Gaultier's and Elie Saab's collection the most.

Le français parisien said...

Anne Valérie Hash is love!

Maria said...

Nice post

Maria said...

Pretty models and great style so perfect,However I'm looking forward for your Men Suit style.