Agyness Deyn and Jean Paul Gaultier
Jean Paul Gaultier requires no introduction; his presentation at the Paris Fashion Week was a master piece as always. I adored the capacious collection each item I devoured as it passed by on the white and black catwalk the back drop linear black lines. What couldn’t be denied is the detail in each piece nor two looked the same; with each having detailed work to fit the image Gaultier wanted to protray.
It can’t be denied the models were mere guides of the dynamic clothes that came down the runway.The lineup included the de rigeur Breton stripe scrolled throughout, fading in and out – no doubt best sellers to come along with the Pierre & Gilles portrait print – giving a sense of unity to the whole collection, and cementing the self-referential mood, right down to the corset trousers.
His Spring/Summer collection titled Memphis. The clothes’ dominated a union of 90s flavour that Gaultier imparted through proportions and shapes (like the then-ubiquitous bomber jacket): the Dripping Daisies, melting off the arms of a jacket; the Egyptian, hieroglyphic adornments scrolling on prints, happily coloured on scarves or studded down a white shirt.