The decor of the venue (as usual designed by AMO), the monumental Palais d’Iéna, was completely unsettling: ugly white plastic chairs with bare foam rubber cushions on a structure perforated bricks. Somehow it looked like a construction site where the workers are having lunch. We (the fashion crowd) really didn’t know what to expect.
And then…the show had nothing to do with it! The collection had the faint smell of dust that second hand clothes, so loved in the 80es, have. Masculine pieces, with a fifties mood, mixed with lace or organza dresses. Lumberjack shirts with the sleeves chopped off and decorated with rhinestones brooches and bows, dresses over pants, unusual layerings and mixes. Everything paired with sport-inspired over the knee socks often in day-glow hues.