For autumn/winter 2012/13 Paris Fashion Week seems to be giving a whole lot more. Clashing whole heartedly with Milan Fashion Week and exposing a lot more new and diffusion designers than usual.
One of the first to make an impression was French fashion house Balenciaga. This time round creative director Nicolas Ghesquière brought back the 1980s with a bang. There was a nod to techno-pieces, sharp tailored power suits that you could imagine his corporation adorning if this were Balenciaga Ltd. come 1989.
Ghesquière’s palette also consisted of lots of electric blue and metallic materials on show, with animal prints, neon colours and models who walked adopted cropped hair with a slight blow dry effect; not too dissimilar to what Demi Moore would have adorned. Oversized baseball jackets and jumpers were key whilst saddle bags, glitter jumpers and roll necks were also incorporated with a-line skirts and socks and high-heeled sandals.
There were also cute transfer jumpers teamed with billowing pants as well as futuristic leather jackets with space age materials in sheer and metallic colourings.