PARIS, Oct 4, 2009 / FW/ — With Jean Paul Gaultier, it is so easy to get lost in his creativity and forget about wearability. He is after all, one of the most prolific design talents in his generation. Still, in his Spring 2010 collection there are actually clothes that can go straight from the runway to the sales floor, and that is what critics usually miss.
Let it be said that this collection is signature Jean Paul Gaultier – exuberant, artistic and reference a lot of his own collections from the conical bras (remember Madonna’s concert tours), bright orange dresses (remember the Fifth Element starring Bruce Willis and Milla Jovovich) and the African references seen in the big bracelets.
There is also the “pushing the envelope” Gaultier, seen this season in the “pregnant” Jourdan Dunn with her enlarged version of the cone. There is of course the military influence, as Gaultier referenced the French Foreign legion in the trench coat, mesh tunic worn under stringed bandeaus and miniskirts.
Among these are pieces that are wearable, first being the trench coats, the denim jackets and miniskirts, the suit jackets, even the bib and brace denim overalls.
Now, isn’t the seamless mix of artistry and wearability just absolutely brilliant?