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Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Amaya Arzuaga ss12

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With rippling silks and slick wet hair, it felt apt that the Amaya Arzuaga show in Paris was set against twinkling lights on the Seine. In the uncharacteristically contemporary Cite de la Mode et du Design, the Spanish designer showed a simple, feminine and somewhat futuristic collection that held a consistent message throughout.

Structured drapery which created volume was the strongest aspect for me, although I am feeling prone some pale candy hues. There was a nod to 1960s European design (YSL, Cardin) with stark black detailing which was implemented well in the raffia skirts that were woven into a basket-like form. Although I'm not a really fan of the iridescent silks used, the form it took counterbalanced what could have easily looked cheap.

Violette from Label Agence expertly worked with M.A.C. to create a clean face with spotlight eyes in contrasting shades of pastel pink and lime green. Somehow simultaneously youthful and chic.

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