Paco Rabanne, fall/winter 2012
It might be interesting for you to know, that not all the fashion weeks are the same. Fashion week in Paris is totally different than the once in London, New York and Milan. It seems like the entire world is travelling to Paris to attend the shows. You are surrounded by hysterical queues and crazy fashion people. It makes it really difficult to enter the shows. For Paco Rabanne we happen to got confirmations via different email adresses. However the hard copy invite never got at our adress. In the whole hystery it’s very difficult to get the attention of the PR persons, and let alone confince him by showing you email confirmations. I mean truth needs to be said, we are not Vogue yet, so it takes a little extra effort to get the PR persons attention. Even if you’re dressed in a golden tule dress and a painted jeans overall. So the show was about to start. We were about to leave, until it was time for the standing people to enter. Some people wouldn’t have the patience to wait, however we really wanted to see the show, and thought it was rude not to, since we got the invite from the PR agency. At that moment the cute security guy and PR girl had a look at our email and gave us the privilege to go first. As soon as we got our spot, the show started, and immediately we forgot the unpleasant situation at the door. The first look was impressive.
One of the first models on was Dutch model, Mellisa Tammerijn, in a smashing grey leather dress. With this look, strong walk and upbeat music the statement was made. Many other modern cocktail dresses followed: Layers of leather, fur and feather detailing, wire netting gold tops, sexy silver, shiny materials and moving skirts. A strong, powerful and sexy collection. The perfect looks for a night on the town. Besides the cocktail dresses the collection consisted of metallic coats, baggy trousers, see-through sweaters and fur collars.
The model closing the show was one of Hunter Niels favourite, Karlie Kloss (face of Lola, Marc Jacobs). It was the second show of creative director Maish Arora. He did a very good job, and gives Paco Rabanne in our opinion a boost. We are already curious about next season.