PARIS, Oct 5, 2010 / FW/ — This spring, Gaspard Yurkievich gave us the perfect mix of sex appeal and edge. Silhouettes in lace and chiffon gave us the right amount of playfulness we were looking for, while the structured separates and use of denim added enough form to keep the collection adaptable to any lifestyle.

The color palette was subdued with black, blue, and tan, but it was the intergalactic and graphic plaid prints that were the standouts. Reminiscent of acid-wash and futuristic graphics, Gaspard’s prints were neutral but far from boring.

One thing we saw at his show that continued to be seen throughout the week was the effect of layering- pairing lace, cropped leggings under cut-offs or a pleated skirt, shirts tucked in, high-waists and wide legs galore.

Further, the accentuation of the hip was seen in this collection through the use of modern lines extending from the hip of the pant or skirt. The accessories, backpacks and fanny packs, were a welcomed touch of urbanity to the feminine garments.

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Paris Prêt-a-porter Spring 2011