Wednesday, October 3, 2007


It's hard to be objective when you're as madly in love with Nicolas Ghesquiere as I am, but in all honesty, I thought his spring collection was incredible.

A mix of Ghesquiere's futurism, Cristobal Balenciaga's exquisite, architectural tailoring, and a fresh spring palette, the collection was not only new and groundbreaking, but surprisingly wearable.

The collection pulled ideas from Ghesquiere's past collections: armor-like construction, super-structured shapes, high gladiator sandals. But the hard edges were softened by the sweet florals (some were Cristobal's original archival prints), gingham-like plaids, and soft colors.

Remember a few seasons ago, when the cocoon coat, plaid pleated skirt, and hat were in every single magazine editorial for months? Look forward to that with these floral dresses. And you know Mary-Kate Olsen already has those shoes.

My favorite part of the collection, though, wasn't the prints, but the solids. It was easier to see the amazing seaming in pieces like these:

The fine line between fashion and art just got a little blurrier -- which is what we've come to expect from Ghesquiere's Balenciaga.

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