Friday, March 6, 2009

PFW: Nina Ricci, Balenciaga

This collection is reportedly Olivier Theyskens last for Nina Ricci, but he undoubtably went out with a bang. Fluid metallics, rich colours and gravity defying shapes made this one of his best yet. Theyskens says he was  "Was thinking of a nocturnal mood, Not nightclubbing at all. Something moonlit — a bit magical."
The shoes are already infamous and much admired; over 5 inch platforms, heels that were either floating or non existent, sickle moon shapes on soles - and some pairs that looked like they had waded through pink sparkles on their way to the show.

I just want to reach out and touch the new collection from Balenciaga. Those liquid silks look insane. So beautiful. Love the folds and draping and low slung hips - gorgeous palette too. Ghesquiere described the collection as "Parisian". I love seeing a softer look from him - as much as I also love his blooming warrior women, beautiful aliens, and globetrotters of seasons past.


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