We're still catching our breath from the Fall 2009 menswear season and Gareth Pugh's first menswear show, which took place last night, while the Spring 2009 Haute Couture collections have gotten underway. Already, just a few shows in, we're seeing the strongest Spring 09 trends reiterated on the couture catwalks. 3-D florals, for instance, showed up at once. Check out our trend report on 3-D florals from the Spring 09 ready to wear catwalks for more.
>> INSIDER WIRE —Alexander Wang found sweat stains to be an unexpected inspiration for his Spring 2009 collection. In a new video for Saks, he goes over the thought process behind a few more of his pieces, including one dress inspired by "wearing a big oversized white t-shirt, jumping into the ocean and having it wrap and drape around you" and another dress that came from the idea of "sleeping in these beautiful satin sheets and running out of the house with your satin sheets wrapped around you." [Saks]
Paris Fashion Week Alena Akhmadullina Spring 2009 Photos by Antonio de Moraes Barro