Friday, December 28, 2012


Towards the end of 2012, The Fashion-houses of Paco Rabanne (1934- ) and Guy Laroche (1921-89) seems to have been revitalized.
I were quite impressed by their Fall/Winter collections earlier this year - they looked very contemporary. Here a few pics to illustrate. . .

Paco Rabanne SS2012

That Manish Arora, the Indian Avant-garde designer, actually managed to reintroduce the Spanish  Fashion-house, Paco Rabanne also surprised me. . . Because his own line of clothes are very bold and flamboyant. See my previous post on him here.

The Paco Rabanne SS2012-collection reminded me more of Thierry Mugler updated, but his take on FW2012-13 was more like it. . . the Paco Rabanne spirit. Unfortunately he was only assigned for one year.

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But let´s see, if their new Artistic Director, Lydia Maurer can keep up. The SS2013-collection was an attempt, but not very convincing.

Marcel Marongiu, who was appointed for Guy Laroche in 2007, challenged himself by doing something unexpected for the Fall/Winter 2012 Collection, using a strict colourpalette and mixing new materials, so it ended up in a very nice and cohesive collection.

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