Anne Valerie Hash, SS2012
One of the shows the Hunters attended this weekend in Paris, was Anne Valerie Hash. The Hunters felt a little bit out of tone, with their grunge looks for this romantic designer, but whatever. Anne Valerie Hash was born in Paris in 1971. On the age of 20 she began her artistic education at The Duperré Art School. In 1995, she recieved a diploma from the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne. In June of 2003, she received the ANDAM prize and in June 2009 Christine Albanel, Minister of Culture and Communication, personally rewarded her with the prestigious insignia of the Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres. The Hunters weren’t familiar with her collection yet, so were pleasantly surprised when visiting the show. The collection was very french. Elegant, romantic and feminine styles were shown. The collection got a little more of an rock twist by the crumped styles of the trousers, skirts and dresses. Overall the looks were very chic and clean, but some items were different because of the prints like the printed blouses and the materials like the tweed jackets. The color palette was black, white, nude combined with orange, pink and blue. Remarkable in the show were the shoes. Respect for the models, that had to walk on the wooden block platforms. After the show the Hunters bumped into Elke Willemen (Senior M.A.C. artist) and she explained that the inspiriation for the make-up was Morrocon. Thick eyeliners in bright colors like cobalt blue with a nude base make-up.