For Paul & Joe's Spring 2012 collection showcased at Paris Fashion Week, French designer Sophie Albou brought an amazing parade of utilitarian, safari and ethnic-inspired looks with a special dose of sophistication and glam.
After seeing all the shows for spring summer 2012, we
can say that the next warm season definitely has something for
every fashion addict. From clean,
minimalist silhouettes, romantic shapes and pretty pastels to
eye-popping colors, daring prints and edgy tailoring, designers
managed to come up with impressive collections in order to meet all
our expectations. Now it was Sophie Albou's turn to impress the
audience at Paris Fashion Week with the
latest Paul & Joe spring
2012 collection. "She likes gold; she likes luxury," the French
It was a great collection of utilitarian, safari and ethnic-inspired silhouettes. Still, despite the apparent relaxed, effortless approach, the chic factor was present throughout the entire show. The French designer, who named the line after her two sons, managed to offer an impressive, powerful parade of absolute modernity and laidback sophistication.
There were military buttoned-up shirts, double-breasted blazers, utility pants, thigh-high slit skirts and maxi dresses, fringed ponchos, overalls, vests, embroidered jeans, boho peasant dresses and alluring metallic knits. The color palette was characterized by a healthy dose of khaki. However, tribal prints, paisley and colorful stripes were spotted covering those beautiful pieces. Every model took to the runway elegant long earrings. Moreover, satchel bags and wooden killer heels perfectly complemented the fab ensembles.
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