While marking the end of the fashion week cycle, Paris’ fall 2012 collections were pervaded by a dark chilly mood. Buttoned-up, oversized, straight dresses prevailed, as silhouettes were structural and ‘massive’. A ‘closed’ fashion, indeed, expressed through collar-less coats and jackets paired with long skirts worn over trousers, reflecting the recurrent need for ‘concealment’ and ‘protection’. Little embellishment, large shoulders and th...

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