Paris, meet your match! Sailors and jailbait alike are roaming the streets and looking to make you look all the more fashionable, albeit by changing the very seems of fashion fabric. Disk like skirts appear from the start at the Jean Paul Gaultier Couture fall/winter 2015-2016 show, along with turtlenecks with long sleeves in the black color, feet clad in white sneakers and legs encased in stripes of blue or black and white. We have to say, as always, this collection is on the weird side. Here is where all the crazy designs come in and where the designer Halloween costumes can be found. Though those striped tights are pretty awesome on their own! Apparently we are sitting by the seaside at Brittany. The mariniere look has always been pretty much a signature, while his much younger days as a poster child for it all, the vest in mariniere colors and style underneath his tailcoat and bleached pompadour. There was even a lipstick kiss on one cheek to make it all seem more entertaining.
No matter how strange his pieces may be, Jean Paul Gaultier is a brilliant designer with a keen eye and an overactive imagination. That trench was spectacular with the black coque feather and the yellow velvet dress simply divine, with a pattern typical to Brittany. Those circular skirts are the most interesting though, even if they are not so practical. We might just stick to those white ankle boots though, particularly with the red and white candy cane tights pulled over the heel in the back. Those sharp-shouldered leather jackets and intriguing shiny fabrics certainly have us double checking for space in our closets. After all, why not have something so unique made to order to fit the body you own like a boss. From bagpipes to sailor hats and towering headpieces, the Jean Paul Gaultier Couture fall 2015 collection had it all today. Between the bomber and the peacoats with their gold thread embroideries, these make for grand costumes no matter what the season.
Red and black is a good look, though we see a whole lot more of the candy canes and the mariniere looks with the blue and white, totally looking French. Add ‘40s style coats and full on Victorian frocks to the mix, as well as one or 2 that have us wondering if bugs were indeed his inspiration, Gaultier presents a rather intriguing line-up of fun designs, all of which fit his style and sense of fashion to the tee. The bug though? Apparently when you look up close it is a rather elaborate, furry, circular, tulle-filled apron made out of dead animals, the headpiece worn with it all at least a foot in height. The looks also have a slightly tribal edge to them, at least a few, which have stories being woven about the nautical crews finding new islands with slight inhabitation problems and a local population of its own. If you end up there, make sure to take along that yellowish orange fur stole with you, complete with a nose and mouth to show off its foxiness.
Photos courtesy of Vogue