Structure in Fragility: Amaya Arzuaga S/S12

What I Wore: Reformation open-back striped blouse,
JBrand skinnies, Aldo black wedges,
vintage pearl necklace worn as bracelet
As the sun set over the Seine, September 30th, we enjoyed a small Fashion Week apéritif before the Amaya Arzuaga show. We sipped the Spanish designer's very own Crianza red wine, Ribera Del Duero Amaya Arzuaga,  from her father's winery, Arzuaga Navarro. On the quay at the Cité de la Mode et du Design (the strange green building in the 13th arrondissement) models in sheer pastels, plunging necklines, and tubular silhouettes introduced Arzuaga's Spring/Summer 2012 collection. The collection is defined by 'plurality', the designer described, "Unity is built by the sum of many parts, structure is created from fragility, hiding some by overlaying, unveiling shapes, as if layers of reality create a new context for developing the natural use of materials." Displaying this structure from fragility, undulating, 'concentrically pressed pleats' made of silk and linen blends and double taffeta, and 'geometric patterns made out of raffia' streamed throughout the show. A single black line also coursed steadily with Arzuaga's technique of using bicolor axes. I particularly enjoyed the almost kissing pleated details, the use of accordion pleats on swimwear, and the overturned cone raffia dresses.

Ribera Del Duero Amaya Arzuaga Crianza 2008
Accordion Pleated Swimsuit. Love.

'Ankle Boots with Industrial Soles'
Kissing Pleats Front
Kissing Pleats Back (right)

For more pictures from the runway click here.

Final Run.

Shoes and Tights from First Row

xx, Q.

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