Paris Fashion Week : Claudine Ivari FW13/14

Once again, I was on the edge of my seat viewing Claudine’s new collection, and as always, it left me speechless. For next Fall she has diverged from the light and airy of her last few collections, and gone for something quite different from before. Her inspiration comes from the Countess of Castiglione, a mysterious character from the 19th century. She was beautiful, stunning, and was an advocate for the advancement of photography in its beginnings. When she got older, she kept herself all day in her place Vendome apartment (that was decorated all in black) and only went out at night, so it was easier to hide her aging beauty.

So of course I was beyond delighted to see such a contrasted inspiration on Mme Ivari’s work. This means that creativity it high whenever big changes take place. Check out my quick interview with the creatrice after the show (and ignore the fact that I look tired and exhausted, I need vacation!) with my buddy Ko Kok on the camera :

Claudine Ivari FW1314 from Prete Moi Paris on Vimeo.

The show awed me, and every piece was beautiful. I promised myself I would not be distracted by trying to take photos, and provide you with the Ivari team press photos, so that I could concentrate on the fashion walking down the catwalk in front of me. And I was glad I did, for once. There was so much detail to look at, it took a hungry eye to take all that in as each model swished past in a rustle of silks and chiffon. Dark, sultry, brooding, and seductive in a mysterious way. I loved this collection!

Some of my favorite pieces of the show :

Claudine Ivari Womenswear Winter 2013 - 2014 Paris
Photo provided by Claudine Ivari press
Claudine Ivari Womenswear Winter 2013 - 2014 Paris
Photo provided by Claudine Ivari press
Claudine Ivari Womenswear Winter 2013 - 2014 Paris
Photo provided by Claudine Ivari press
Claudine Ivari Womenswear Winter 2013 - 2014 Paris
Photo provided by Claudine Ivari press
Photo provided by Claudine Ivari press
Photo provided by Claudine Ivari press

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2 Comments

  1. This is a great collection! I don’t know this designer, but she is now my favourite! Gorgeous stuff! Love the photos you put up, too!

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