2009 Fall/Winter Ready-to-Wear Collection at Paris Fashion Week. The
general theme behind this year's Karl Lagerfeld Fall/Winter
collection was helmets or more specifically, how to stay chic and
stylish while riding a motorcycle.
got tied up with Ruby, the
French manufacturer of scooter or motorbike helmets for his
fall/winter 2009 runway show. "But these were no ordinary
'skid-lids'", notes the Telegraph. "Lagerfeld had covered
the helmets with mink and chinchilla, and ensured there was space for
a little iPod pocket inside. C'est chic, le Bike!" Not only are
the helmets fashionable, but they're road-worthy as well.
jackets and coats which match the chic and stylish designer
biker helmets. Furthermore, one sparkly and jeweled helmet was simply
paired with a dress adorned with the same jeweled
detailing on the shoulders, just above the hemline, and around the
waist. The lack of jackets made the helmet in this ensemble more a
fashion styled accessory to complement the dress
or it could be said that it showed Karl Lagerfeld's awareness that
some of his fall/winter fashion designs
could also be worn during warmer months.
Fall/Winter 2009 Ready to Wear Collection
at Paris Fashion Week also heavy in presence in the Karl Lagerfeld
collection this year is the natural fur. Lagerfeld has come under
criticism in the past for his defense of the use of fur in the
trend that is noticeable is the emphasis on shoulders. Lagerfeld this
time around revealed an updated version of the classic elegant
shoulder pad. "Unlike the shoulder pads of the 1980s, these
shoulders don't jet out horizontally, but rather wrap around the
shoulder like a bridge," Karl Lagerfeld told reporters. "It
gives the attitude for the whole look without looking like an old
truck driver from the 1980s."
Fall/Winter 2009 Ready-to-Wear Collection at Paris Fashion Week -The fashion
collection was mostly darker and black colors. Some outfits had
a definite medieval feel to them, with velvety and fur-lined
shoulders or rope-like trim. A few models the aura of being beautiful
creatures from another world or stylish elves straight out of The
Lord of the Rings, especially given the intricate earrings/ear
jewelry seen on the runway.