PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 03 October, 2012, 8:32am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 16 October, 2012, 3:40pm

Paris Fashion Week: good things come to those who wait


Fashion Editor Jing Zhang gives you the inside scoop on style trends, Fashion Weeks, industry news and events in Hong Kong, Asia and internationally. There will be live updates from biggest fashion shows and often daily uploads of the best collections and collaborations. Read for the latest insights on top designers, eccentric local labels, plus what is trending in global and Greater China fashion. Jing was born in Guizhou, China and grew up in Hong Kong and England. Follow her on Twitter @jingerzhanger


Fashion Week is almost over. As some of the hip crowd heads to Carine Roitfeld's party tonight at the Hotel Salomon de Rothschild, there are others that lie utterly exhausted and spent. But despite this being the penultimate day of the Paris schedule, it's not to say it wasn't full of wonder and excitement.

Alexander McQueen blew fashion's socks off with its late show at 8pm last night. Creative director Sarah Burton was inspired by bees and honeycombs - a radical departure from all else going on in Paris. It was a welcome shock to the system, a spectacular menagerie of corsets, hoop skirts and stunning couture fabrics. Crowds left the venue impressed, smiling with approval and totally in awe of Burton.

Valentino won hearts with one of the prettiest shows of the season with delicately pulled together fabrics and lovely, flattering shapes. I especially liked the full-sleeved long gowns towards the end.

Chanel's collection for Spring Summer showed Karl Lagerfeld's playful side. Loose tunics, cropped beaded jackets had a 60s and 70s feel. The hats with the huge see-through wide brims were wonderful additions.





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