Paris Fashion Week Wunderkind Spring 2009 Photos by Atonio de Moraes Barros
Posts for January 14th 2009
There couldn't be a better time for Fiona Paxton's range of embroidered statement necklaces inspired by 1920's glamour. But don't chalk it up to mere coincidence, the designer has worked on prints and embroideries for the likes of Moschino, Armani, and Chloe so it's safe to assume she knows a thing or two about trends. The collection, launched in 2008, is already selling out on Kabiri (a great place to find jewelry from up-and-comers) and is only bound to expand as 2009 is slated to be as accessories-dominant as ever. Paxton's necklaces start around $210 and are hand beaded. To learn more about the designer, click here.
Alber Elbaz stuck with current trends (like sequins and lace) for the Lanvin Pre-Fall 2009 collection and paired them with fur accents and a heck of a lot of black. These nighttime looks might be intended for daytime experimentation, or, perhaps Elbaz knows that when a lady buys Lanvin during a recession, she has somewhere special to go. We find the latter a more likely explanation.
Peter Som talks to the press about the difficulty of staying afloat in a recession and his openness to try new things in order to make it through the worst. Not surprisingly, that includes a diffusion line for a mass retailer.