As usual, I've been collecting random photos of Paris windows.
The French call window shopping, 'leche vitrine', which translates to 'window licking'.
The Paris Coat is the theme that emerged, so here goes, in loose groupings, hope you get some sewing and design ideas!
Double Weave Cashmere
|The orange and pink version.|
|Orange is a big color trend this season|
|At Kenzo, a bit bizarre, but interesting...zippers and an open portion shows what is worn underneath.|
|Orange at Chanel with a printed silk lining.|
|Melton cashmere in 3 color ways.|
The French love fur at all levels, the real thing and the frankly fake.
|Fake....I like this one, it is in the windows of a chain shop and I stop to admire when we walk past.|
The Chic Fashion Army Coat
One of the hot trend items for several seasons, available at high and low prices. I see this everywhere on the street, men, women, children. We checked one out at Zara for 130 euros, complete with removable lining.
I like it!
|Lined with real fox fur.|
|Lined with frankly fake fur.|
Chanel and Chanel-esque
|Yohji Yamamoto does Chanel|
|Small French designer does Chanel|
|Bona fide Chanel|
|Cool sleeve....note the matching/co-ordinating blouse.|
The Moto Jacket
....versions of this are everywhere and at all prices and qualities for women, men, children.
Here a couple of versions that have grown into coats
|At Gaultier (who has a small boutique)|
|I like this version with leather sleeves and details|
THE coat of the season
is collarless, very simple, seeing it at all prices, qualities, fabrications
This odd color green is very new and forward this season
The Artful Coat
|My personal favorite at Balenciaga with insets of color and a red zipper pocket|
|At Valentino, a masterpiece of design and construction|
|Each piece is inset|
|It is impeccable, but not perfect, you can see the variations in the cloth.|
|At Gautier, a sleeveless tailored vest.|
The sweatshirt underneath is a classic gray sweatshirt which is machine stitched in the drawing of a face.
Our first Paris tour group is arriving. Today some of them are at a cooking class, and tomorrow the week begins officially, so blogging may slow down a bit...the days are packed with activities!
I am posting NEW FABRICS nearly every day, so check the site.
The fabulous ArtBarn team is on hand to ship orders and woman the phone lines back home.
continues with new postings every day to the end