March 05, 2012 Paris
Bold shoulders and rounded sleeves gave his silhouette the inverted triangle shape associated with the decade. Other pieces came with built-out hip panniers, but significantly more pronounced than the ones the designer was experimenting with last season. Shiny lamés in blue, bronze, and black added flash, while quilting gave visual interest to otherwise simple boxy sweatshirt shapes. There were slits up to there on a handful of dresses, but overall, this collection was less overtly sexual than it's been in the past, though still edgy. That could mean good things for the designer's bottom line.