As expected, day two of Paris Fashion Week was nothing short of spectacular with the likes of Rochas, Alexis Mabille, Gareth Pugh, and more on the roster of the day’s show agenda. But for those of us that weren’t making the presentation circuit or at least, taking a break in between, there was a different sort of magic brewing elsewhere— at Colette to be exact. This magic took the colorful form of Moschino’s new creative director, Jeremy Scott and contemporary American artist, Kenny Scharf as well as the creator of Hello Kitty, Yuko Shimizu and Hello Kitty herself.
Such a mélange of characters, prints, and color have never made it in even the wildest of your technicolor teenage cartoon dreams but alas, anything is possible at Colette. And by anything, I mean, anything. Try an intimate conversation with Jeremy Scott about Scooby Doo, Spongebob Squarepants, our very own Castro Street’s potentially new rainbow crosswalks, and the Paris fashion scene’s unfortunate lack of color. I would say that stranger things have happened, but that may be false.
In the flurry of street style stars in the making, seductive Spring 2014 collections freshly put on display, and a variety of treats to satiate even the toughest of sweet tooths, I also managed to catch a glimpse of Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele pay Jeremy Scott a quick visit as well as run into blogger Mathieu Lebreton, of daaamn. Talk about effectively checking off that bucket list.
And to top it all off, how about some casual street style snaps of L’Uomo Vogue editor, Giovanna Battaglia on my stroll over to Les Marquis de Ladurée for some dark hot chocolate. Who knows what the rest of this week has in store? Maybe tomorrow will call for running into Kate Moss or Anna Dello Russo on my way to the boulangerie. A hungry girl can dream.
By Khuyen Do