It's a boy-girl thing at Paris fashion shows
PARIS (AFP) - Tartan checks, boxy shorts and perfecto jackets met sheer silks and fluid silhouettes in Paris on Wednesday as designers played a boy-girl game with their looks for next spring.
The Belgian Dries Van Noten, who drew a glitterati crowd as the first big name of the nine-day Paris fashion shows, returned to his favoured masculine-feminine hunting ground, but with a tartan twist.
"It's more masculine, more couture and more grunge," the designer told AFP backstage after the show. "Ultra-feminine couture and masculine grunge."
Lumberjack checks formed the backbone of the collection, with a shiny silver tartan spelled out on a pencil skirt, boxy shorts or a waistcoat.