Paul & Joe
October 03, 2011 Paris
Particularly with the groovy soundtrack, the stage was set for something dusty and bohemian. The hippie-chic revival of embroidered jeans, creamy fringed ponchos, and languid peasant dresses felt quite right. Albou's twist was to gild the look. "She likes gold; she likes luxury," the designer said backstage. There were gold buttons and Lurex knits, but bronze and gold leather jeans and button-downs really made the point.
Albou's obsession with America is understandable since it's a market she's been positioning her company to invade. And this was a collection that her legion of fans will respond to. Still, going forward, we trust that she won't entirely neglect her Gallic, gamine side.