×
109
Fashion Jobs
LIMEAPPLE APPAREL
Ecommerce Expert With Digital Marketing Skills
Permanent · CHENNAI
NIKE
sr. HR Operations Specialist
Permanent · Bengaluru
L'OREAL GROUP
Senior Manager - Digital Marketing & D2C, Kerastase
Permanent · Mumbai
NIKE
Senior Dynamic Application Security Tester – Cis, Icc, India
Permanent · Bengaluru
PUMA
Senior Manager - Golf Sales (Cpg-Cobra Puma Golf)
Permanent · Bengaluru
PUMA
Manager - Accounts Payable
Permanent · Bengaluru
PUMA
Senior Manager – Teamsport Sales
Permanent · Bengaluru
NIKE
Lead Technical Product Manager – p&m, Icc, India
Permanent · Bengaluru
PUMA
Manager – Warehouse Operations (Ecommerce)
Permanent · Gurugram
NIKE
Lead Product Manager, India – ed&a Icc
Permanent · Bengaluru
PVH
Manager, Business Solutions
Permanent · Bengaluru
NIKE
Identity And Access Management (Iam) Security Operations Engineer, India – Cis Icc
Permanent · Bengaluru
NIKE
Expert Security Incident Coordinator, India – Cis Icc
Permanent · Bengaluru
NIKE
Data Engineer – ed&a, Icc, India
Permanent · Bengaluru
PUMA
Assistant Business Manager – Puma.Com
Permanent · Bengaluru
NIKE
Senior Software Engineer Iii – Retail Commerce Passplay, India - Consumer & Marketplace Icc
Permanent · Bengaluru
L'OREAL GROUP
Indirect Sourcing Manager
Permanent · Baddi
NIKE
Sap bi Lead Engineer – Sec Tech, Icc, India
Permanent · Bengaluru
NIYOSSHIC LUXURY CONSULTANCY
Social Media Intern
Internship · MUMBAI
SAAHRA
Graphic Design Summer Internships
Internship · NEW DELHI
HEMMING BEE
Fashion Production Intern
Internship · MUMBAI
HEMMING BEE
Fashion Production Intern
Internship · MUMBAI
By
AFP
Published
Mar 4, 2012
Reading time
3 minutes
Share
Download
Download the article
Print
Click here to print
Text size
aA+ aA-

Wrapping up in style: Paris looks to arctic winter

By
AFP
Published
Mar 4, 2012

PARIS - The fashionable crowd won't be caught out twice: after this year's arctic cold snap in Europe, Paris Fashion Week designers are rolling out sumptuous cashmere and deep fur to keep warm in style next winter.


Jean Paul Gaultier - AW 2012/13 - Photo: Pixel Formula

Jean Paul Gaultier sent out a graffiti-inspired ready-to-wear line Saturday night to the edgy sound of the Velvet Underground, with coats that were an overt challenge to the anti-fur activists at animals rights group PETA.

On single models the French designer mixed up fox, mink, Mongolian lambskin -- a deep, shaggy fur -- and goatskin, while a stunning bright orange mohair coat had fur sleeves in the same tone, along with pink or blue fur jackets.

A trompe l'oeil knit dress had sleeves growing from the hips and knotted at the front, while a black and red velvet bustier dress extended at the ankle into a slate-grey stole that was thrown back up over the shoulder.

Gaultier was also one of the rare designers to show puffer jackets this season -- in a gesture to people who need a "really warm coat".

Mink and fox topped the wish list for fur lovers at the ready-to-wear shows, although rabbit was a less ruinous way to keep out the chill, printed in bright colours or with a leopard motif like at Isabel Marant.

Britain's fashion icon Vivienne Westwood on Saturday imagined coats in Mongolian lambskin, to be worn over a tunic dress in dusty pink mohair and platform boots with chunky crocodile heels.

Westwood's show was brimming with poetic touches, like a model balanced on a bicycle, in a corset adorned with ostrich feathers, or a bride covered in tulle, a bunch of mimosa on her arm heralding the arrival of spring.


Vivienne Westwood - AW 2012/13 - Photo: Pixel Formula

Deep coat hoods were there to hide from the cold, while tweed jackets had large lapels to keep the shoulders warm, paired with boyish leggings, buttoned along the inside seam.

Japan's Tsumori Chisato took the fashion crowd skiing, with a playful collection inspired by a recent ski holidays in Switzerland.

"I loved the cable cars," said the designer, who used her holiday snaps to create original prints for the collection.

But no anoraks, please: for the designer, skiing is no excuse to look a mess.

Ski poles were used as minimalist motifs on a pink coat with blue sleeves.

Blouses and dresses were printed with child-like fir trees or a red cable-car, while photographs of snow-heavy tree branches or a ski run decorated dresses, like a tongue-in-cheek invitation to wrap up and get mountain-bound.


Tsumori Chisato - AW 2012/13 - Photo: Pixel Formula

At Cacharel, where the Chinese duo Ling Liu and Dawei Sun were showing their second collection, the focus was on coats, warm outfits in wool or felt, and sensual knit dresses that wrapped up around the neck.

And the Dutch duo Viktor & Rolf sent out sculptural coats that alternated between deep fur and fitted bands of fabric around the body or sleeves, in a collection inspired by the moon.

US pop star Katy Perry sat front row with bright blue hair as the models stepped out with fur trim on their shoes, highlighting their sleeves or running down the side of tuxedo pants instead of black satin.

Fur was also embroidered onto sheer, lingerie-like long black dresses, that suggested a brothel from the American Far West.

by Gersende Rambourg

Copyright © 2021 AFP. All rights reserved. All information displayed in this section (dispatches, photographs, logos) are protected by intellectual property rights owned by Agence France-Presse. As a consequence you may not copy, reproduce, modify, transmit, publish, display or in any way commercially exploit any of the contents of this section without the prior written consent of Agence France-Presses.