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Lefranc.Ferrant SS2010

Jan 27, 10 Lefranc.Ferrant SS2010

I should admit that sometimes to come directly to the show, without the avant-défilé “kitchen” of the backstage carries a certain chic, indeed – in the theater we don’t need to run behind the scenes to ferret out the secrets of makeup and the latest gossips of actors to later enjoy the performance seating in the auditorium.

At the backstage, frankly, I’m quite often troubled with much more prosaic questions than the sources of the designer’s inspiration or the particularities of special Chinese silk manufacture techniques; sometimes catching myself on a thought of how Vlada Roslyakova manages to mask the shadows under her eyes, so invisible in the merciless light of the catwalk soffits and what I should not eat to be as skinny as Magdalena Frackowiak.

Omitting this stage and waiting for the défilé to begin, you unwillingly examine the front rows: this is how, even if you learnt the name of the collection’s author about an hour ago, you can already say a lot about his work and even more about how he is positioned.

At the show of the energetic French design duo Lefranc.Ferrant, which took place in my beloved Franciscan monastery Couvent des Cordeliers in the sixth district of Paris, neither Claudia Schiffer nor Dita von Teese had been seen in the front row.

However every appearance of a model was closely followed by the eyes one of the favorites of the French intellectual public and a loyal customer of the Fashion House – actress Valerie Lemercie; and leaving the show I stumbled on the current president of the Federation Française de la Couture.

The collection itself looked the most “wearable” of all what I saw for these three couture days: skating flare sexy dress, large belts, cashmere plain coat, wrapped sand colored wool jersey dress, bustier and décolleté dresses, total “red look” with scarlet wool jersey dress or wrapped Moroccan silk jumpsuit and closing the show – a black metallic sequined muslin jumpsuit.

The designers did an excellent work by marrying an exclusive highest quality couture and individual style, perfectly suitable for an everyday wear!

Photo credits: Lefranc Ferrant

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