PARIS, March 10, 2011/FW/–The Jean Charles de Castelbajac show on Tuesday was all about the infusion of art and fashion, the photographs of Man Ray to be exact.

Heavy plaids, wide leg tweeds, and two-tiered wool trenches and fur coats initiated the show and tall top hats emerged engraved with a hardly noticeable skull to slowly accustom the audience to the exaggerations that were to come.

Funky prints on dresses, pantsuits, and blouses dabbled with high collared brown tweed and fire engine red and coincided with fur and bright rouge belted puffer coats. And yes, the primary color trend popped on a black knit dress, each hue bordering the hemlines.

A rich cobalt blue stunned the crowd, but the black leather top shaped like a pair of hands holding its model’s breasts propagated whistles and claps from the audience. The runway concluded with x-ray black fitted dresses, featuring a skeleton as the print. It is predicted that Katy Perry sitting front row will make this look all the rage.

The Castelbajac show incorporated a wide range of aesthetics, but in some way, it unified quite nicely. The variety of options connected with a wide ranged market, and left us anticipating for next season.


Paris Prêt-a-porter Fall 2011