Paris Fashion Week 2013 Diary

This was the first time I attended the Paris Fashion Week and how lucky I felt for the experience!
At the crack of dawn on Saturday, we took the TGV fast train to arrive late-morning in Paris. After a quick check-in at the hotel (strategically located next to Saint Honoré), we set off for lunch and to soak in the animated street atmosphere. By chance we sat right next to a famous photographer and stylist. How cool is that? Then we visited a couple of showrooms and went window shopping. By coincidence again, we walked right up to the entrance of Comme des Garçons’ show and saw Pharrel and several fashion editors-in-chief strolling in. Streetstyle photographers were scrambling around to take snapshots. What excitement! It augurs well for the rest of the weekend.
On Sunday morning, I attended Andrew Gn’s show. The designer presented an invigorating collection paying homage to his favorite designers and artists such as Picasso and Carlo Mollino. Art was subtly infused into his clothes. Ever a master of simple cuts, the Singaporean designer highlights the feminine silhouette. The show started with black and white shades, evolved to darker toned colors, and ended with hints of starker sumptuous colors. It was a tantalizing display of the marriage of art and fashion.
After the show, we enjoyed a lazy walk in one of my favorite neighborhoods, Le Marais. It was indeed a pleasant way to wind down from an exhausting weekend of striking experiences.