But, good news is, i had the chance to submit my questions, and his PR said he'd get back to me hopefully by the end of the week. So, the questions you wanted will be coming soon.
I can't wait!
After reading 'Plan your Edtitorial Calender' on independant fashion bloggers, i decided to start book-marking the major fashion weeks/events onto my laptop calender. So when i signed in yesterday to be greeted by 'PARIS COUTURE DAY ONE', of course, i headed straight to Style.com.
Other than London and Paris ready to wear, Paris Couture week is the only set of fashion shows that i follow religiously. As a poor-still-in-full-time-education-fashionista, and therefore unable to purchase ANY of designer garments, I find that even the ready to wear items have to be revoloutionary to catch my eye. And as the couture collections are even more exclusive, you could say i have a high expectation of the select designers showing this year.
The couture collections are always handmade and show extroadinary tailoring, of which i am always infatuated with. It was invented by Charles F Worth, who originally hailed from over here in the grey lands of England, but made his mark on the fashion industry in France as a couturier. Charles created luxuary one of a kind peices that were tailor made for his rich clients, of which were shown on 'live portfolios' (and completely lust-worthy). Other designers that followed in his footsteps were are: personal hero, Chanel, but also Balenciaga, Lanvin, Dior, and independant Couture houses such as Yves Saint Laurent. This then lead to Ready-to-wear collections and other branding methods, and helped establish the rtw fashion weeks. With the current reccesion, the Couture collections are now mostly used to boost esteem of a label, which makes my expectations sky high- i want innovations, and i want it now!
So, due to my love of Couture, there will most probably be a few posts covering the couture week, mainly because i love viewing the shows. But hopefully we can all enjoy a week of Couture-based banter.
Here are the first delights from one of the Couture Legends: Dior. This is exactly what i want when i say 'revolutionary'. I DO want exaggerated 50's style skirts, i DO want hugh tulip-hips, I DO want huge floppy hats, I REALLY want the small ruffle detailing. I even want the simpler line of white dresses, decorated with elaborate blue flowers, bows or rosettes. But what i want the most is reaction to the reccession. Keep us dreaming Couturiers, i know Dior has.
"There's a credit crunch, not a creative crunch. Of course, everyone is being more careful with their discretionary purchases. I am. But it's our job to make people dream, and to provide the value in quality, cut, and imagination." - Christian Dior
Oh, and thankyou for the awards, i'll be awarding them to other blogettes next week!