Paris Reveals a New Springtime Glamour

The highlight of Paris’ Spring fashion week was Tsumari Chisato’s fun and flirty collection. The colours were bold and the dresses looked effortless as they were constructed as if pieced together from bolts of fabric that came from the land of the misfit toys. The make up and styling were forward and the dresses could be seen on any young woman looking to show off a little leg and a whole lot of confidence.

For Chisato, Spring has sprung and this season’s palette is bold and edgy:

Tsumori Chisato Spring 2009

Tsumori Chisato Spring 2009

The look is youthful and playful, with an apron of colourful plaid fabric that gains the observer’s atttention.  Not nearly as demure as your typical Spring dress, Chisato edges out the competition with a more rugged rock and roll style with hints of Manga inspiration.

Tsumori Chisato Spring 2009

Tsumori Chisato Spring 2009

Sack dresses have come and gone and Chisato addresses this with volume, lots of volume. The top of this Spring dress seems fairly conventional, yet there is a subtle variation in fit. Chisato keeps the waistline trim and leaves space for the rest of her garment. The effect is a more contemporary, voluminous silhouette that will not be figure friendly for all those who apply. However, those that succeed, will venture into a world of whimsy, with an exciting new silhouette that screams fashion forward. This graphic Chisato dress should be on everyone’s wish list.

Photos by Pierre Verdy

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