Thought couture wasn’t wearable? Think again. The young Katrine proved everyone wrong at Paris Fashion Week Couture with her stunning new collection. Her collection is timeless, effortless and modern at the same time. It is minimalism at its best, with jaw-dropping details that make you want to double take each item in the collection.
Model after model paraded the catwalk in designs by Katrine that I wanted to get my hands on ASAP. But what stood out to me most from her collection was the pleating, the use of leather and the fringes. Although I am not a huge fan of fringes, Katrine attached floor-length fringes to beautiful waist belts, which gave the illusion of the fringing being attached to dresses and trousers in the most flattering way.
If anyone has an obsession with plaid it must be me! The first day of PFW I literally wore an all plaid outfit, and I’ve got another all plaid look ready for London Fashion Week this weekend… Maybe I’ve got some Scottish heritage that wasn’t picked up by the DNA test?!
Anyhow, getting back to the point. My all-time favourite look from my Paris Fashion Week adventure is a plaid trench coat and wide-leg trouser co-ord. The grey, black and white set is right up my street. I have an obsession with coats, especially printed ones. Combined with a pair of high-waist and wide-leg trousers you’ve got yourself what I would like to call my signature outfit.
What a woman wants and needs
Katrine gets what woman needs. We want good quality tailoring, that still looks feminine and soft that still means business. Her shapes are extremely flattering without accentuating any part of the body too much, and never exposing too much of the body either.
Another look that I consider to be one of my favourites is the white shirt and blue pleated skirt dress. I love how unstructured this look is, with the shirt loosely draping over the model’s shoulders. The skirt has a beautiful loose silhouette with a large split, and the waist of the dress brings back the feminine shape. It is what I would call the ultimate day-to-night and appropriate-for-every-occasion dress.
Lastly, another piece that really stood out to me is the black midi leather fringe skirt. I can just picture myself parading this statement skirt to an important meeting, or flaunting it during a fabulous night out. Midi and maxi lengths seem to be around for a while longer and I am not complaining about this at all. I will choose a midi skirt or dress over mini any day.
This young designer is definitely one to watch, I can’t wait to see what she creates next.
Lots of love,