October 8, 2005

spring 2006 paris: chanel, vuitton, chloe.

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chanel’s karl lagerfeld put a mens twist on the spring collection, showing skinny jeans and bermuda shorts worn with the iconic chanel tweed jackets and chain belts. there were a few dresses in nude silk tulle with thick black bands, but the big news was the shorts, in everything from fringed tweed and stretch denim to black twill and lace. the prints and colors were a mishmash of pinks, yellows, and grass green, combined with grey and black. the last part of the show was black and white: long chiffon dresses with pom pom flowers, full skirted shifts, and minis with

marc jacobs went heavy on the showmanship for the vuitton collection, to celebrate the season and the opening of the largest vuitton store in the world. the clothes were heavy on the ornamentation: jeweled miniskirts, dresses with huge white plastic disks, and stiff silk shorts and coats. the collection then moved to technicolor striped 60s-esque jackets and mod minis, bright grommeted shifts, and military coats worn with hot pink scrunched gloves and hats. of course, being a vuitton show, the accessories shined as well, with marc showing perforated monogram totes, fringed and beaded multicolore bags, pony hair high heel gladiator sandals, and bow accented mules.

after taking last season off to have a baby, chloe designer phoebe philo was back, and she had a new attitude to prove it. everything was a bit looser and flowy. the inspiration was a 60s “old lady chic” as philo described it, but there was nothing old lady about it. tonal lace knee-length dresses, intricate embroidery, and cute empire waist tops appeared with swingy a-line coats and jackets, loose micropleating and wood heeled platforms.