Paris, the city of light, with its enchanted building and streets, also becomes the epicenter of the fashion world in March for Fall/Winter Fashion Week. The Fall 2011 shows in the French capital took the gold this year,with the breathtaking collections in craft and artistry.While talking about Paris Fashion Week, it is impossible to talk about the trends showcased on the runways.
The trends showcased in this fashion week are probably some of the most controversial, elegant, and avant-garde that are seen.Black leather, tough girl chic and metal inspired ensemble are some of the most repeated themes of Paris Fashion Week and it was seen on almost every runway, from the fashion houses usually known for more feminine looks like Emanuel Ungaro and Chanel.
There was a amount of fur and feathers seen on the runways in Paris. They were seen on every type of look in every possible color – weather being paired with a leather jacket, making up an entire dress, being seen on an ethereal white confection; or creating a simple, stunning blush colored coat.
Inspite the disaster at Christian Dior, the other fashion houses showcased their winter collections. For Chanel collections, Karl Lagerfeld sent out boyish look in the classic tweed suit on a post-apocalyptic set. Sarah Burton showcased her collection for Alexander McQueen's line with bondage leather straps on fluid fantasy gowns.
The fetish theme was taken on by quite a few designers on the runways of Paris Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2011. The silhouette was pure '40s but was presented with fetishized edge. Most of the collections presented a surprisingly twisted sexual edge. Kate Moss was another attraction in Paris Fashion Week. Kate was the model who closed Marc Jacob's collection for Louis Vuitton puffing on a cigarette. The models strolled the runway in French-maid collars, shiny patent leather, short shorts, puffed shoulders and below the knee skirts.
Thus, Paris Fashion Week showcased many collections from great fashion designers for upcoming fall season.