Saturday, 9 October 2010

Dressage !

On Wednesday Jean Paul Gaultier presented his final collection as head of Hermes. The collection itself was very subtle and elegant sticking to quite a muted colour theme, but with a slight edge of Gaultiers sexy trademark fitted bodice. It was also heavily influenced by equestrian wear as tailored leather jackets and silk jodhpurs were both key pieces in the collection.

I also picked up a slight Spanish influence as the hats and capes reminded me of the traditional wear for a Spanish Matador when in a bull fight.

My favourite piece from this collection was this floorlength chocolate leather design, as I think it represents Hermes very well as they are famous for their leather Birkin bag as well as it clinging quite tightly and showing a womanly silhoutette which keeps in tuning with Gaultiers femine look. I particularly like the veil/cape on this piece as it looks so fluid like and elegant.

Gaultier also featured half a dozen black thoroughbred horses in the set of his fashion show, I see this acting as symbolism for it being his last show, as black horses are regularly involved in funerals.

Monday, 4 October 2010


I have been looking at the images from the Alexander Mcqueen memorial service at St.Pauls and in my opinions the outfits arriving there were ten times more special than next seasons designer collections over at Somerset House.

In attendance were figures from the fashion world such as Kate Moss, Niomi Campbell, Anna Wintour, Sarah-Jessica Parker and Daphne Guiness all wearing amazing Mcqueen creations both old and new.

However the dress more amazing than any other was worn my singer Bjork who preformed at the service. The dress paid perfect tribute to Mcqueen, completely impractical, huge and slightly crazy. The Outrageously large winged coloured corset was made of what looked like metal or tin and from the waist down Bjork exploded into feathers. This was clever outfit choice as it almost made her look like a angel, ... an angel in couture !