By THOMAS ADAMSON Associated Press ©Mercury News
PARIS fashion designer, Fatima Lopes kicked off Paris 2012 fall-winter ready-to-wear season Tuesday with blood reds, provocative leathers and fox fur at the Hotel des Invalides war museum. The Portuguese designer channeled human morphology with blood-red dress inserts, shredded leather sleeves and prints of the venous system in the iconic monument that was built for generals wounded in French imperial wars. Bucking the current trend for padding, the Lopes woman in geometric sheaths had narrow shoulders a look that would have accentuated the frailty of the tiny-boned models had it not been for the provocative leathers in patent black and nude. “Yes, I make tiny shoulders and waists. But this is not weak. It’s feminine and sexy, therefore strong,” said the designer backstage, wearing one of her figure-hugging creations. And sexy was the overriding mood, with bias-cut sheaths split revealingly up the leg and exposing the shoulders. In another sensual look with a plunging decollete, voluminous brown fox fur sleeves contrasted with tight patent leather lapels and a second-skin micro skirt. When the show ended, the crowd departed sheepishly through the courtyard, with 40 huge canons pointing straight at them. – – see Gallery : NOTE: International Icons reign supreme at this Paris
Fashion Week. Fashion Journalism experts from All over the Globe await more of Paris fashion industry’s fashion strongest shows. Every Season the Fashion TV a media followers gear up for the many choices shown for the Fall season events. Fall 2012 is no different and the “Looks” are very strong and marketable. The press release promises ‘corrupted elegance’ which we were expecting. With well-cut separates in autumn tones of rust orange, chocolate brown, reds and teal – Fatima Lopes seemed to tick all the right boxes. This designer usual sculptural, futuristic aesthetic was there, as she attempted to branch out and make her mark once again in Paris, The collection was quintessentially her own. Padded shoulders added an interesting twist but otherwise the styling was streamlined. Looks like Paris. International Icons will continue to reign supreme at this Paris Fashion Week. Fashion Journalism pros from All over the Globe awaits more from Paris fashion industry’s fashion shows designer best. Every Season the Fashion TV a media followers gear up for the many choices displayed for the NEW Fall season events. Paris Fall 2012 is no different and the “Designs” are very strong and interesting.
- Fatima Lopes kicks off Paris fashion shows (sacbee.com)