After the Chanel show, in the hotel lobby I met Giovanna Battaglia - a fashion editor at W and a style icon (who I personally adore). She had some time to chat with me. We talked about the show, Chanel, fashion and style. Giovanna is super-cool, open and very sweet. She has an absolutely amazing sense of style and is chic like only Italian women can be.
Chanel Fall/Winter 2013/2014 Finale
Chanel Fall/Winter 2013/2014
Chanel’s fashion show is always one of the greatest attractions of all the shows held in Grand Palais.
How did Karl surprise us this time? As usual - there was a huge crowd of people in front of the Grand Palais. Spring was in the air. I went with my friends - Wojciech Grzybała from Grazia magazine and Sirlene di Santolo. It took us quite some time before we managed to finally find each other. I have a feeling that the amount of the “street photographers” is getting bigger and bigger every season. It seems quite rational bearing in mind that Chanel’s show is the most expected one in Grand Palais. This time, Karl prepared a great, illuminating globe in the middle of the catwalk. It was decorated with many small flags which reflected each location of Chanel boutique across the world. Is it a sign of a great globalization? The guests of the show included famous journalists and bloggers. I have spotted Anna Dello Russo, Anna Wintour, Emmanuelle Alt, Princess of Monaco and Alice Dellal, whose style perfectly reflects the spirit of this collection. There were also the clients of Chanel from all over the world, and as a special guest - Milla Jovovich.
Models, like soldiers, energetically marched to the sounds of Daft Punk. They had colorful, a bit cosmic wigs in a form of helmets. The message of this collection focused around such adjectives like - strong, determined, dark and slightly futuristic with a twist of grunge kept in the shades of grey, silver, dirty pink, petrol and black and white.
The motif of the globe as a central point of this production has been translated into collection in a form of a classic “clutch”. Once again, we could see a new interpretation of tweed suits with boxed jackets with oversized shoulders put together with miniskirts, narrow-waisted coats and A-line knee-length dresses with a zipper. All made of raw, woven tweeds, interspersed with glittering threads. Oversized, made of jersey dresses and sweaters in shades of mélange were combined with high boots made of leather and with painted and studded ankle boots with decorative chains. I became a fan of little black dresses with globed bottoms.
Karl reached the intended effect - once again, he proved his domination in the world of fashion and showed that Chanel is the greatest luxury brand.
As a reminder, Nicolas Ghesquière’s first ever collection for Balenciaga
Spring/Summer 1998 Paris, 2 of 4 pret-a-porter women by FashionChannel (FashionChannel)
Balenciaga Autumn/Winter 2013
The nomination of Alexander Wang as a head designer for Balenciaga caused some confusion in the fashion world. Everyone was wondering whether “these shoes weren’t too big” for a young designer who is known for his sporty street wear.
Yesterday, with the presentation of his first collection for Balenciaga, came Alexander Wang’s big moment of truth. And I have to admit that it turned out quite well. Wang showed a lot of structured lines and used cocoon fabric, thus paying homage to founder Cristobal Balenciaga. He showed a beautiful and elegant collection in some of my favorite colors - black and white. See for yourself.
Balenciaga | Fall Winter 2013/2014 Full Fashion Show | Exclusive (FatalefashionIII)