Georges Chakra, flirting with the '20s
On a day that saw what might be the last
Christian Lacroix show, Georges Chakra seemed to be on the rise at
Pariss couture week for autumnwinter 200910
photographed by Getty Images
CHAKRA, who has become well known
thanks to Hollywood mentionsnotably having featured in the
film adaptation of The Devil Wears Prada and, more recently,
being chosen by Paris Hilton for her appearance in Lebanonwas
one of the designers to show in a slimmed-down Paris couture fashion
week for autumnwinter 200910.
It was a day that marked what may well be Christian
Lacroix’s last show, and smaller labels such as Chakras appear
to be on the rise.
Chakra was inspired by the 1920s, with longer
but figure-hugging silhouettes. There were plenty of jewels and
sequins, fine embroidery, tulle, and lace, while gold, khaki and
silver shimmered on the catwalk. Chakra also tried to reveal skin
in unexpected ways.
Bare backs were in, as Chakra played with the
idea of angel wings; and V-necks were plunging for winter.
Examining this and other collections during the
week cemented some of the
trends analyses we had been making at Lucire for the
second half of 2009. The themes of femininity, bondage, science
fiction and flowing fabrics have been on our radar, and Georges
Chakra appears to be on-trend with all of these, albeit arriving
at his styles through a very different inspiration.
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Georges Chakra has notably featured in the ﬁlm adaptation
of The Devil Wears Prada and, more recently, was chosen by
Paris Hilton for her appearance in Lebanon