A cold and rainy day in Paris began at David Szeto. He decided to go more refined for Spring 2012 with knot front dresses, kimono wrap jackets, and full shouldered easy silk dresses. Colors were bright with a modern ikat print in vibrant blues and a beautifully fresh white.
The next stop was to Proenza Schouler. The French-Polynesian theme worked so well for them. Done on sleeves in silk, in canvas on bags, and in full out beading for a truly spectacular cocktail dress. There was raffia on skirts, even done in stripes, and a fabulous bright turquoise eel skin skirt. To die.
We then went of to DVF. The collection had loads of sea foam blue, a very full cherry red, and amazing coral. Drapey column gowns, fully sequin ankle length shirt dresses, lace, and floral embroidered full skirts. Fresh and fun, just like her gorgeous new fragrance.
Highlighter neons were all over the Elizabeth & James showroom next. Bright oranges, corals, limes, blues, the entire rainbow. Placed on blazers, vests, sheer shirts, and cropped jeans. There was also a romantic floral print placed on silky pajama pants, frilly dresses, and a scuba skirt. This collection always amazes me because I end up wanting every piece to live in for the next few months.
The last stop for the day was to Peter Som. Florals, feathers, raffia, and beading all made their way onto cocktail dresses. Trench dresses with leather applique and printed t-shirts made up the day wear, while long layered silk in deep sea blue made their way onto gowns.
Two more days left for Spring the 2012 buy. Some of the best collections saved for the last.