|- Junko Shimada -|
Haute Couture is beautiful. However, the hand-crafted fantasy of this style of creative couture is increasingly becoming overshadowed with the fast fab quotient ... the bling add-ons of studs, glitter, feathers and stones.
I prefer Paris Fashion Week ... It is the week to see the true exploration of creativity and craftsmanship. I love the draped silhouettes, the structured, architectural-style cuts, the interesting textures and combinations, in addition to seeing new twists on an established brand's signature technique.
Here are some of my favorites from the runways...