Another post, another press day you might be thinking? It is becoming a challenge to differentiate these posts from one another, though luckily each brand I’ve seen has had a different way of presenting things. The perfect example of this was a day in Paris planned by La Redoute. Now this was a day of firsts; it was my first time on the Eurostar (I thought I knew every nook and cranny of St Pancras, until now) and my first blog-related trip abroad. I am very much used to getting the train to Nottingham from this station and after waking up at a ridiculously early time to make the 8.02 service, I still thought I might end up somewhere ‘up North.’ Fortunately my passport was definitely needed and after roughly two hours I was in the heart of Paris ready to see the new collections in their natural habitat.
It might have been daunting to learn that the press day would actually be split into five different small galleries but fortunately they were all nearby and the concept of contrasting art with fashion worked extremely well. It wasn’t necessarily that the pieces related to the collections, but proved a welcome addition amongst all of the typical product shots and hand-outs. I feel like I know SS12 better than some of my own family at the moment what with watching all of the catwalks religiously and figuring out the main trends from all the press days. However there are always unexpected elements to be seen at every brand and I really liked some of the designer collaborations for next season, allowing us to channel the spirit of Vanessa Bruno and Anthony Vaccarello. The bright colours were again out in full force and I feel that next year is the time to embrace it wholeheartedly and take some risks.
It was great to spend a fleeting day in Paris, so a massive thanks to Ellie and Patricia at La Redoute for arranging a press day with a difference. I have plenty of photos left over for another post including my outfit, the carbolicious food and the concept store I discovered. Have you been to Paris recently? It was fun to discover a different area, though due to being rather disoriented I couldn’t tell you where it was!