Spring 2010 Couture: Coming up Roses (and Lilacs and Periwinkles and Gardenias)

Hot on the heels of Paris/Milan Men’s Fashion Week, Spring 2010 Couture made its grand debut this week, like a breath of fragrant spring air.

Designers (for the most part…ahem, Jean Paul Gaultier) were in full bloom on the catwalk, taking to the garden for tones of light rose, lilac, washed periwinkle, daffodils and gardenia, all set of by cool shots of modern silver or black, to keep the look from being too sickly sweet. Refreshingly, for such a demure palette, the structure and accents of these pieces were kept remarkably modern. The mercury was definitely rising in Paris, as “space” was a strong theme at many shows-  moon, stars and decidingly forward cuts dominated the runaway, demonstrated at Armani Prive with fantastic moon-shaped accents.  

Perennial favorite Chanel, who agruably ruled Spring 2010,  shunned the ever-present gold button in favor of slick silver. “It’s the first time in my whole career I’ve done a collection without black or navy. There’s not one gold button.” stated Mr. Lagerfeld himself, who like always has a knack for delivering exactly what the people want, without them even knowing it. The result was a fabulous array of candy coloured tailored jackets, shorts and dresses, all topped with Gaga topbows and finished with covetable iridescent silver stockings. What gold button?

  Spring Couture 2010  

Armani Prive, Spring Couture 2010: White Bloom

Chanel, Spring Couture 2010: Coming up Roses

Christian Dior, Spring Couture 2010: Periwinkle Dreams

Givenchy, Spring Couture 2010: Airy Confection

Alexis Mabille, Spring Couture 2010: Soft mets Severe

Christian Dior Spring Couture 2010: Honeysuckle Heaven

Armani Prive, Spring Couture 2010: Moon accents

Valentino, Spring 2010 Couture: Daffodil streamer

Elie Saab Spring 2010 Couture: Lilac

 

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