Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Paris Style -Marithe Francois Girbaut.

The engineers of original style.
Marithe Francois Girbaut.

Parisian cool would not be the same without the inclusion of a brand and visionary such as Marithe Francois Girbaut.

Marithe Francois Girbaut has re- opened the store on Rue Etienne Marcel, in Paris.

Creative windows.
Dynamic shapes, and cuts and inspiring ideas.

This season there's a new look, with another stunning shop fit.
A combination of modern techno and ecological warrior, the design of the new store us industrial with a laser cut innovative wood panelling mural, which seems to grow and move organically along the walls.

In the fashion collection too there are new statements.
Typical engineered trouser shapes are combined with asymetric blazers and global nomadic knitwear.
That is knitwear that has a nomadic feel, cut short at the back, and distorted proportions.
Structures in the fabrics give a vintage tailored outlook.

This look blends well with webbing tapes and nylon cords to create unique statements in wearing possibilities. Pull a little here, knot a little there.
Even this seasons 'must have' chino, is given the Girbaut twist.
Lightweight cotton is ergonomically shaped, cropped , and then tapered.
Refined gold metal details, and a fine tailored silhouette.

This was one of the best retail environments this week in Paris.

Exciting and original.

African Pride

The style trend focus is all about sub-Saharan Africa. 
The streets are noisy, the air is dry and the heat is a pure 40 degrees!
The palm trees are high in the sky and offering very little shade, but what do you feel all around you?
Nothing but vitality, passion, colour and cultural stimulation.

This is Africa!

“African style” comes and goes into focus on the western Fashion Radar, 
but here in Accra, Ghana and Lome´, Togo, life evolves very slowly and fashion trends don’t really have a great deal of importance!

In Africa you need to create your own trends, it is all about style!

Say it with Flair! 

Let your look shine out!

“It's time to put your best ‘foot’ forwards!” and Strut your funky stuff!

When you see “African style”, the striking thing about it is 
‘the cool’ stand out by their co-ordination. 
It is a subtle difference, but it is clearly a statement in "you either have it or you don’t".

Everyone has the opportunity to be the star, it is just about how you package the look.

The giveaway sign is always the same, the right accessories, the right support items are what brings you into the spotlight.

Simple shades. Go for the retro or the aviator.
The cut of the shirt. Keep it loose but not over sized. The muscle look is key.
An essentially ‘cool’ motorcycle. The ‘Sanya’, the ‘Yamaha’, and the ‘Leopard’ are a rare cut above the rest. Functional, simplicity and no nonsense, stainless steel, leather and with a beautiful chrome finish.