Splendid, lavish and amusing are notes for the Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2009. We see Vivienne Westwood’s fantastic wrapping skills, and Alexander McQueen’s batik arts. But, alas, John Galliano is too conservative.
Vivienne Westwood successfully played a wonderful show, flying us to an exciting and avant-garde planet. A fantasy vacation is the theme throughout the collection, and skills of wrapping gifts, such as ties, bows and pleats, are used at will to create sophisticated aesthetics. While the patchwork dresses of cotton, nylon, satin and leather surprise audience, the PVC-meets-chiffon fusion fabric is far more stunning as it fulfills the fabulous transformation of colours and textures at the same time. Furthermore, animal patterns, asymmetrical prints and vintage stripes althogether interpret a happy and relaxing atmosphere.