Paris Fashion Week highlights: Balmain and Balenciaga

Paris Fashion Week highlights: Balmain and Balenciaga
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Balenciaga went urban for S/S 2010 while Balmain's sexy show will be one of the most copied of the season…

Balmain

Christophe Decarnin's show for Balmain was sexy, miniskirted, sharp and metallic. Models strutted the runway in lace-up ankle boots in black or olive giving the show a hard, military edge. Burnished gold, skin-tight trousers in leather or shimmering silver and still more trophy jackets with statement shoulders. Oozing insousciant sex appeal, expect these confident pieces to be copied at a store near you soon.

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Balenciaga

Balenciaga went urban for S/S 2010 with gym skirts, hoodies and chunky open-toed boots. Sleek leather jackets and pleated skirts in black or with panels of grey had a sporty edge and zip details and the models multi-coloured winged eye make-up all contribute to the youthful feel. Skinny trousers came in lime green and citron yellow and the colours appeared again in patchwork dresses and the striped multi-hued printed skirts.

By Pat McNulty

 

 
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