Paris Fashion Week SS13: Balenciaga, Haider Ackermann, Rue du Mail
Balenciaga felt a bit toned down this year. The focus was on textiles, details, and a far more sensual woman than we've seen since the brand's revival. Even the accessories were less wild. I'm not sold on the block heel, but I'd love to have the canister bags and those crazy gold rings.
Haider Ackermann has me drooling. The tailoring, the fabrics, the prints, the layers, the dark use of polka dots. Oh, yes, please. The show kept spring dark with in shade of black grey and navy. In fact, it hardly read as a spring show at all. But I don't care. I want it.
Rue du Mail took on a mash up of the sixties and geometry. If you smash it all together you'll probably get a very cool and rather retro optical illusion.