BEST OF PARIS FASHION WEEK
THE FALL/WINTER 2016 SHOWS JUST CAME TO AN END IN PARIS, AND JUST AS QUICK AS IT STARTED, FASHION MONTH HAS OFFICIALLY ENDED AGAIN.
The past week was filled with suspense, eagerly looking forward to our favourites new outings. After attentively wading back trough all the collections, it is time to embrace our top 10 shows from the city of love.
DRIES VAN NOTEN
The storyteller amongst the designers introduced a spirit that merged aristocracy with decadence, describing the affair between the Marchesa Luisa Casati and the poet Gabriele D’Annunzio through the fashion lense. Feather chockers, leopard prints and pajamas mimicked the early 20s and filled the collection with wearable wealth. See the fashion affair here.
Jonathan Anderson curated a collection that perfectly placed everything from necklaces to clothes and bags within one look to create a collection that targets his art and furniture excited clientele. The combination of sculptural jewels and corset-like bodices that released flowing lengths made clear that the Spanish luxury house can turn wearable fashion into art, and the other way around. Click here and get inspired.
From the soundtracks “I’m a vegan, bitch!” and “Get Yo Tofu On” to the collection, Stella McCartney could not have positioned herself clearer this season. The self titled vegan label used feather–free wadding for the new puffer jackets and skin-free skin for leather look-alikes. It was just the right amount of desirable and feel-good fashion on all levels. Click here and see all the looks.
The position of being called a placeholder from the exit of Raf Simons to the announcement of the new creative director was a tendency that a critical eye shall not feel at all. With the future forward location, studio directors Lucie Meier and Serge Ruffieux made a clear step into the new time of Dior. It was a good synergy of heritage silhouettes and new combinations that slowly but surely evolved on the runway. See the show here.
Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccoli have a strong skill to express beauty through fashion. For their Fall/Winter 2016 line-up they invented a playful and sophisticated connection between classic ballet and modern dance. Somewhere between black-swan-like tutus, tender rosé coloured gowns and chunky boots we found ourselves dreaming about wandering from one dance class to the other, all dressed up in Valentino. Click here and join the class.
Riccardo Tisci said he marked an end with his show in New York last season to refresh for Fall/Winter 2016. Tribalism returned in form of Egyptian symbolism with a new composition. Black and white graphics, strict military touches, snakeskin and leopard patterns were united in his looks. Tisci’s collection was all about the eclectic mix. Unveil it here.
Same as for Dior, the Lanvin Atelier has done a great job with its Fall/Winter collection, but in a different way and without many references to the Lanvin of Elbaz’. Still, when it comes to wearability and colours, this outing might not reach Alber’s established fan base but it will surely catch their eyes as well. It means a new step into the future for another iconic French house and as we all know changes can turn out quite positive. Click here and see yourself.
Androgynous rockers came in louche velvets and dazzling jacquards with a militaristic edge for Ackermann’s Fall 2016 collection. His vanguard touch on wearable fashion always makes his collections one of a kind. Discover it.
A cosmic walk through Louis Vuitton’s fashion history was built by reviving past signature pieces with todays sense of style, also giving a glimpse into our future wardrobes. With his Fall/Winter 2016 line, Nicolas Ghesquière illustrated a confident and dynamic heroine that his customer base identifies with. Get front row ready and discover the collection right here.
Demna Gvasalia debuted his first collection for the couture house. There was a recognisable dramaturgy in his line-up that started with cautious shades of grey continued with colourful interludes and bursted into a floral bouquet of deconstructed and flowing dresses. Windbreakers, trenchcoats and leather jackets pealed off the shoulders and were essential takes on signature styles made for the modern Balenciaga woman. Click here to see the full collection.
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