During fashion week in Paris, designer Yohan Serfaty’s label Y. Project held an intimate gathering to commemorate the late designer and his work. Held at the beautiful site of the Musée d’art et d’histoire du Judaïsme, the event featured an installation where a few of Serfaty’s garments were placed on top of high ladders, dimly lit from the inside. In a pitch-dark room, a powerful video was playing on a lone screen, showing tools and machines working in an almost ghost-like manner.
Fun is over and I am having a fancy dinner of ham and cheese baguette on my last night in Paris. The last of the Mohicans still congregate at Cafe Charlot, but the majority have already packed their bags. Since people often ask me about fashion week, I might as well make my observations public.
Julius Spring-Summer 2014, Paris.
Boris Bidjan Saberi spring-summer 2014, Paris.
Sruli Recht Spring-Summer 2014 – Cargo Cultured: Through Specular Sleight. Continue reading for the digital runway presentation and photos from the presentation.
Credit: Matthew Reeves of Gallery Aesthete
The Ann Demeulemeester men’s S/S 2014 show in Paris today was a lighthearted affair set to the music of Devendra Banhart. The mood was light and so were the clothes. As Demeulemeester explained backstage, her inspiration came from an idea of taking a leisurely Sunday afternoon stroll. “I wanted something really light, with a bit of humor and good feeling,” she sad. The design of the wisteria vines that were the leitmotif for the collection came from Demeulemeester’s own garden, of course.
Rick Owens spring-summer 2014, Paris. Photographed by Stylezeitgeist.
Tonight I attended the Haider Ackermann men’s presentation. It was his first men’s collection since the Pitti Uomo presentation in Florence. This showing was intimate in scope, held in a former archives space in the Marais district. The stripped down decor this time was a nice juxtaposition to Ackermann’s luxurious style. This collection seemed like a perfect complement to the women’s shows and Ackermann told me that he used some of the same fabrics he has used for his womenswear. The clothes were rich in detail as well, with some pieces featuring intricate hand embroidery. As to why he chose a presentation and not the runway show, Ackermann said, “I wanted to do create an intimate moment with the men’s.” Indeed, this was a welcome change from the usual madness of fashion shows.
Boris Bidjan Saberi spring-summer 2014 – coming soon..