Eastern theme from Gaultier

JEAN-Paul Gaultier's collection is inspired by travels through China, Tibet and Mongolia.

It is marked by short coats in fake tiger skins; long, floating Chinese pants in damask with broad hem of beautiful brocade; and, the masterpieces of the range, quilted Chinese jackets.

The silhouette is voluminous and marked by layers of supple wrap-around robes.

Warm, rich colours are important: bordeaux, maroon, orange, grey, canard, sapin, emerald and bronze can be found everywhere and are lit up by small pieces in lime, old roses or lavender.

Gaultier's world has been filled with things of great contrast.

Long dresses complement knee-length pleated skirts; straight, slim cigarette pants matched with smartly tailored long jackets are the dress code of this season, yet a wide and relaxed version topped with quilted short jackets trimmed with fur is also available.

The choice of fabric is rich: smooth or crinkle velvet, silk, acetates or viscose jacquard, plain or printed satin.

The designer once again succeeds in playing with different fabrics and turns them into interesting reversible padded jackets.