|Jeu de Paume, just outside Tuileries on the Place de la Concorde|
LUXE SPORT ROBES AT ALESSANDRA RICH
I went to see Alessandra Rich's delightful SS13 collection, among the expected gorgeous full length, mightily embellished dresses were these robes, one for "Olga" and the other for "Irina". These are the imagined muses for the collection- 80s gymnasts who are sparkly and sporty simultaneously. A lucky few of Alessandra's special clients can get their own named robes. Genius
Gymnast Olga Kurbut competing at the Richfield Coliseum
NICHOLAS KIRKWOOD'S HOKUSAI SHOES
Kirkwood's SS13 offering will have shoe fans foaming at the mouth- there's every kind of wonder style a girl could need, from knee skimming snakeskin gladiator heels to jazzy low heeled pumps, as well as a perspex heel in every colour of the rainbow. One section of the collection is inspired by Hokusai's famous giant wave painting "The Great Wave of Kanagawa".
EQUIPMENT'S 70S SHIRTS
Equipment is well loved for it's easy silky shirts. The brand began life in the 70s as brainchild of Carine Roitfeld's partner Christian Restoin. Serge Azria of Current/Elliot revived the label in 2010. This season, Equipment has acquired its own archives and so from now on we can expect revivals of original prints in each collection. These blue/white hearts and mossy florals are the first to make a reappearance.
Original Equipment shirts
Image from terrysdiary.com