Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Paule Ka spring 2017 Paris



I have watched this collection for years and never been spurred to write about it but this season I am compelled to do so. Words almost escape me after looking at a collection that is dress-centric, feminine, pretty and now for the dirtiest word of all … wearable!
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Now, don’t get the wrong idea and think that I believe this is a collection to set the fashion world ablaze BUT these are clothes not just clothes to be paraded on a runway but clothes that require no explanation, no blah blah and nothing that requires any imagination other than “ how will that look on me?”
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The references are rife and much of it seems to be 70s from my memory of that era but no matter as the designer has addressed women of varied body shapes and who possess a more classic outlook in terms of what it means to be well dressed. The gimmicks are few and far between, the vibe is fresh especially in comparison to what we are seeing and... I know it is a sucky word… but they are pretty.
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No doubt many will think this all very boring but in a time when most collections seem to be designed for markdown racks, you might want to consider a collection that has great eye appeal and of course there is possibly the second dirtiest word of all …  salable! So in the end, there is no mega fashion statement or revolution to be seen here, just clothes that have a better chance than not of walking out the door rather than a change of address from full price rails  to markdown rounders.