Futurism from Junya Watanabe, polka dots from Haider Ackermann and an epic Greatest Hits show from Gaultier
Dazed's team round up each day of Paris womenswear Spring Summer 13 with their thoughts. Senior fashion editor Robbie Spencer talks day five...
Dazed Digital: What did you experience today?
Robbie Spencer: Today was a really exciting day. We started with Junya Watanabe - the collection had a very sporty, technical and futuristic theme, and a strong 90s utility feel to it. It reminded me of the label Vexed Generation and included a new apparel and footwear collaboration with Puma, and amazing alien-like mirrored head pieces.
Haider did yet another immaculate show and this season he introduced polka dots. I love the spaghetti strapped dresses, they looked like they were invisibly suspended on the models. The hair was so beautiful - inspired by Japanese sumo wrestlers by Eugene Souleiman
Comme des Garçons showed another incredible collection that comprised of part made garments made out of canvas and black pinstripe tailoring fabric, all crushed together to make new volumes and shapes that resembled fabric versions of John Chamberlain sculptures finished off with found metal head pieces head pieces.
Gaultier was an epic model version of Stars in their Eyes, where models impersonated their pop idols; Sessilee Lopez as Grace Jones, Karlie Kloss was Boy George, Hannelore Knuts was Annie Lennox, and Franzi Mueller was David Bowie, to name but a few. It was like going to an epic Greatest Hits concert!
DD: Favourite off-catwalk moment?
Robbie Spencer: Amanda Lear closing the Jean Paul Gaultier show was quite a moment!
DD: What are you looking forward to next?
Robbie Spencer: Saint Laurent, Chanel, Vuitton and Miu Miu... so many great exciting and season-defining shows still to come.