The man of lingerie, Jean Paul Gaultier, just sent his Spring 2011 collection down the Paris runways. You can always expect this man to make a statement in every show he puts forth and for this season it was opening it with Beth Ditto.
Each look of the collection had the classic Jean Paul Gaultier lingerie aesthetic with a Joan Jett inspiration. It looks like punk is making a comeback. Balmain also showed a collection that was inspired by punk icons, Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen. Gaultier showed few denim looks this season that probably only one of his wearers can pull off. Yes, Gwen Stefani. He had the amazing fabric in the form of jackets, boleros, skirts and jeans that were all in a slim silhouette. Also in denim was the mechanics jumpsuit shown above. The collection also included leather vests, jackets, lace jeans, silk dresses, power suits, and some stripes. You can check out some of the looks below.
Gwen Stefani arrived in New York City to prepare for Fashion Week. She was headed to her Manhattan offices to prep for her L.A.M.B. Spring/Summer 2011 Show. I think that Gwen’s L.A.M.B line and Justin Timberlake’s William Rast are the only two celebrity clothing lines that are actually shown during fashion week.
Gwen wore a black silk caftan style shirt and blue washed jeans. Gwen’s jeans are from L.A.M.B.’s new collection and actually were the second look of the show! Her show featured tribal inspired prints and patterns, many in various blue colors. The pictures from the show make these look so much bluer. I really like them!
The always unique Gwen Stefani launched her Spring/Summer 2011 L.A.M.B collection at New York Fashion Week. The collection featured tribal inspired prints and bright blues. The collection included both slim cut denim as well as cropped styles. Gwen closed out the show by walking the final look. Like each of L.A.M.B’s previous seasons, I think this collection truly reflects Gwen’s style! Check out some of the looks below:
G-Star’s collection also had many great pieces for the women. They had a variety of shorts, jeans, jackets and jumpsuits. There was even an evening dress, which they call the “Kalahari Dress.” It has a raw denim bodice with a very voluminous free-flowing bottom. The tailoring was amazing, especially on the structured denim pieces like the vest and jackets. I also thought the washes were great. They had some really amazing worn-in light washes. Something that I don’t usually associate with them.
Overall, I think this collection is going to be a big hit. I see the shorts in particular being a big one, the jacket above looks like it will be a favorite as well. I can see it on celebrities such as Liv Tyler and Jessica Alba. I also really liked the styling. It looks like it was inspired by G-Star fan, Gwen Stefani. I can see her rocking many of these pieces, especially the parachute pants and their boyfriend jeans. You can check out the women’s denim looks below from the desert inspired G-Star Raw collection.