PARIS, France — Ahh, Paris. The spiritual home of fashion where the wonderful diversity of creative ideas and fashion dreams comes together in a veritable cornucopia of collections that close off fashion month. We’ve selected ten fashion moments from the Paris Autumn/Winter 2012 collections in Paris, with photos by Morgan O’Donovan, whose camera was focused on all the goings on backstage — before, during and after the shows.
Sarah Burton continued her astounding evolution of the Alexander McQueen brand with a show focused on exploding 3-dimensional shapes. | Photos: Morgan O’Donovan
Marc Jacobs clever plan to bring more bags than ever on the Louis Vuitton runway, while evoking the brand’s heritage of travel was a showstopper | Photos: Morgan O’Donovan.
Olivier Rousteing delivered a characteristically over-the-top Balmain collection with Fabergé egg motifs | Photos: Morgan O’Donovan for Dazed Digital
Effortless, minimal shapes in bold colours, made for a Hussein Chalayan show that was surprisingly commercial, but still striking to take in | Photos: Morgan O’Donovan
Pretty clothes and new shapes at Dior, but where was the dream? To be continued. | Photos: Morgan O’Donovan
Kenzo designers Humberto Leon and Carol Lim showed their second collection of bright prints and colours at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie | Photos: Morgan O’Donovan.
Alber Elbaz’s blowout 10th anniversary fashion show and party at Lanvin was the Paris Fashion Week moment | Photos: Morgan O’Donovan.
Gareth Pugh‘s female urban warriors were ready for a style battle | Photos: Morgan O’Donovan.
Manish Arora toned things down and focused on the codes of the house in his second showing for Paco Rabanne | Photos by: Morgan O’Donovan for Dazed Digital.