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PARIS Capping the Paris fashion season with a dose of controversy, French menswear company APC apologized for using a racist slur in a show last week prompting collaborator, shoe giant Timberland, to sever all ties.
APC house founder Jean Touitou told The Associated Press on Thursday that he spoke “recklessly” by using the N word in a live narration at the menswear show reportedly in homage former APC collaborator, rapper Kanye West, who recorded a song entitled “Ni(asterisk)(asterisk)as In Paris” with Jay Z.
Amazing crinolines, floor length capes, split dresses, sheer silks, revealing busts, waists cinched to within an inch of life and all dripping wet with hundreds upon hundreds of shimmering crystal embroideries marked the show by Lebanese couture designer Zuhair Murad.
Little wonder he’s a favourite with a whole swathe of red carpet celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez, Beyonc, Katy Perry and Shakira. They just love to sparkle.
“Water emotions” was the title of the 45 piece show, justified by the focus on Chantilly, guipure lace, shimmering organza, paillettes and the macram surface effects.
The palette too was watery, with pale diluted pinks, blues and yellows.
It’s a fair statement to say that Murad never does anything mould breaking, experimental or particularly imaginative.
But it’s a formula that has women weak at the knees.
“I put my heart and soul in my work and have lost my mind in the process,” said Dutch design duo Viktor Rolf of their couture show, quoting painter Vincent van Gogh.
It was a spot on mantra for the infinitely eccentric display in overly theatrical, sculptural designs which featured huge, growing two meter straw hats.
Though the collection did feature two eared models, unlike the Dutch Post Impressionist, who famously cut his off it nevertheless carried his brand of madness.
Based on Van Gogh’s famed, vibrant depictions of the countryside the 20 A line babydoll silhouettes featured prints which grew like a painting in progress.
Starting in white, with navy floral outlines, the skirts billowed out with the flowers gradually colored in, in sections of yellow, and then purple, and then red. Three dimensional flora then sprouted from the skirts, forming rigid organic blooms framing the wacky looks.
Couture has been called an idea factory. These looks were completely unwearable, but, indeed, brimming with ideas.
The finesse of the styles such in as architectural peplums and wide, full skirts show they clearly deserve to be taken seriously as a couture house. And they can already boast such as Beyonc and Angelina Jolie.
However, sometimes in this show it felt as if the soul was slightly lacking in some of the operation in the quest to achieve recognition and try so many different couture styles.
Still, many gowns and features such as flourishes of silk organza ruffles, which fluttered as models walked, felt fresh and feminine, and were reminiscent of John Galliano era Dior.