Paul & Joe
January 22, 2013 Paris
That's why her new pre-fall lineup was more diversified than ever. On the one hand, she's elevated her offerings, incorporating Swiss-made guipure lace into a shift dress, say, or embroidering necklines with big clusters of crystals. Prices will be about 5 to 10 percent higher than usual. On the other, lower end, she's pushing the cute factor. Hand-knit sweaters featured cat and wolf faces that were echoed in the accessories. As for the middle, Albou ranged from Asian motifs to the rounded, cocoonlike shapes of Cristobal Balenciaga (a popular leitmotif at the Couture shows) to standbys like her best-selling jumpsuits. All in all, this was a sellable proposition.