Yohan Serfaty certainly knows how to put on a presentation. Inside a large building on the rue de Turenne, Yohan had arranged his models clad in the SS 2013 Y Project collection on camp beds, their feet bound with greying strips of fabric and their eyes shielded with leather masks. I kept thinking of the hospital scenes in Im Westen nichts Neues (Advanced Higher German FTW). We could wander amongst the beds, get a good look at the clothes up-close, and
generally fondle the models appreciate their beauty at first hand. Later, once the music began, the models 'awoke' from their slumber one-by-one and walked towards the waiting photographers.
As for the collection, Yohan likes to evolve things slowly from season to season. The layers of wool and leather reminded me a lot of AW 2012 (and only a few sleeveless tunics seem to imply this was a spring showing) but ZOMG! those silver and leather hand strappings were amazing. They have definitely jumped to the front of my accessories wish list.
Btw, if you haven't been eagerly following my Twitter stream, you can find excerpts from my Paris trip over at Witness My Revival blog this week along with out-takes from London and a recipe or two :-)