Gaspard Yurkievich, SS2012
The Hunters got an invitation to attend the show of Gaspard Yurkievich. This was the first show of Gaspard we visited in Paris. We were curious, because we have to admit we didn’t knew the designer really well and did some research before and discovered there is a similarity between the Hunters and Gaspard. Gaspard Yurkievich is a French designer borned in 1972. He studied at the Studio Bercot from 1991-1993 and trained under, Jean Paul Gaultier, Thierry Mugler and Jean Collona after graduation. Because he wanted to expand his horizons and to see the other side of the fashion industry, Gaspard worked in PR for two years (just like the Hunters). He discovered really soon he was born to be a designer and in 1998 he showed his first own collection on the Paris runways. Gaspard is known for his wild and outlandisch catwalk presentations. His creations are young, youthful and energetic and directed to fashion forward young men and women who like wearing street and urban clothes with a Parisian touch.
The SS2012 show was organized in le salon of the Grand Hotel Intercontinental. A beautiful hotel, the design is really chic and baroque. The Hunters were impressed by the room where the show was organized. The ambiance was amazing and the perfect place for a runway show. The setting and light provided an intimate feeling. The baroque chairs were placed around the catwalk and the purple/blue light imagined we were in a fairytale. Gaspard was inspired for the SS2012 collection by the word Counterpoint ” Le contrepoint” a land of contrasts. This contrast was mainly seen in the combination of colors. Beige, white and navy blue were the main colors of the collection. The combination of colors Gaspard used in one garment like the bomberjack and the dresses were like the colorblocking effect. The collection can be described as clean, simply, energetic but still feminine, informal and sophisticated. We saw the trademark of Gaspard regarding the street and urban style back in the hair and make-up of the models. For the women the shape of the dresses, the feminine shorts, wide blouses and trousers confirmed this Parisian touch. For the boys I (Hunter Niels) particularly liked the shirts, because of the color combinations with sky blue and the black and white shirt gave a nice sillhoute. Obviously I was immidiately in love with the short shorts and the navy jacket (see picture above) really stood out to me as well.