Marithé & François Girbaud’s Spring 2009 collection was one of those redundant collections you watch wondering why they bothered putting on a runway show to begin with.
The sportswear-heavy, navy blue, red, chalky grey and beige collection included mostly printed t-shirts paired with pants embellished with wide pockets, zippers, laces, and chains which the program explained were used to prove that clothes can be a surprise. Given the lack of innovation in the collection titled "Wearabag," it was an interesting choice of words.
That said, there were a few loosely fitted cardigans and skirts with wide pockets that were nicely done though again, there was nothing fresh or innovative about them and many of the looks had a frumpy catholic-school-girl-feel to them with their loose fitting tops, gray skirts, and white lining.
As seems to be an emerging trend this season (Issey Miyake, Christian Dior…), there were a number of sheer dresses that looked more like lingerie or the lining of a dress rather than anything one would actually wear.
The most impressive part of the collection was the presentation itself which had the models walking through a maze-like set-up as they weaved through the audience some of which were seated on the runway.
Images courtesy of the Fashion Spot forums.