Of course these pictures have been on the interweb for a minute, but with the two hundred odd shows of the past F/W 11 runway season having taken precedent and that veritable 14.5 light year distance between the Japanese island of Honshu and North America having prevented the magazine’s timely arrival at our Park Avenue newsstand I’ve frankly not had an opportunity to write about them on this page.
Before I can truly call full time on the F/W 11 show season I must first push this Paris review out the door. New York Fashion Week felt like a lark after the way Milano Moda Donna made me (not to mention the models!) feel. There is something about cramming all those Milano shows into what are essentially four days rather than the six on the calendar that is downright brutal.
Ford’s Sigrid Agren, Julia Saner, and Ming Xi featured in the presentation of the Elie Saab F/W 11 womenswear collection Wednesday afternoon at Espace Ephémère Tuileries in Paris.
The cobwebs are still pretty thick from the show season, but not so thick as to obscure an important story from being posted on this page. When it comes to stories that simply cannot be overlooked, then they don’t come much more imperative than an editorial featuring Ford Men’s AJ Abualrub.
Ford’s Sigrid Agren, Andie Arthur, Daiane Conterato, Valerija Kelava, and Hanne Gaby Odiele featured in the presentation of the Miu Miu F/W 11 womenswear collection by Miuccia Prada Wednesday afternoon in Paris.
Ford’s Ming Xi, Sigrid Agren, Karmen Pedaru, and Alana Zimmer featured in the presentation of the Louis Vuitton F/W 11 womenswear collection by Marc Jacobs Wednesday morning in Paris.
Ford’s Julia Saner, Alana Zimmer, Valerija Kelava, Karmen Pedaru, and Sigrid Agren featured in the presentation of the Alexander McQueen F/W 11 womenswear collection by Sarah Burton Tuesday evening at La Conciergerie in Paris.
Ford’s Janice Alida, Tayane Leão, and Daiane Conterato featured in the presentation of the Moncler Gamme Rouge F/W 11 womenswear collection by Giambattista Valli Tuesday evening in Paris.
The other week deep in the fog of the show season this story arrived in my inbox. Amidst a forest of exclamation marks and ASCII smileys it was apparent from the message that this was not just any Mert & Marcus masterpiece, nay, it was several hygrometer percentages sultrier. There is no shortage of bare flesh in the supposedly clothing-centric field of fashion photography (see also Purple Spring / Summer 2011), but that doesn’t necessarily translate into imagery that could be construed as even remotely seductive let alone artistic.
Ford’s Sigrid Agren, Hanne Gaby Odiele, and Julia Saner featured in the presentation of the Valentino F/W 11 womenswear collection by Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli Tuesday afternoon at the Espace Ephémère Tuileries in Paris.