Paris Fashion Week Highlights
Paris Fashion Week is quite possibly the most anticipated week of the shows, and it has not failed to deliver. This week we have seen a new mood of femininity upon us, less romantic with a move towards an edgy feel with some serious attitude.
Ladies with Attitude
Feminine details remain strong, with ruffles, fluid silks and chiffons taking centre stage. But our romantic ladies have been given some attitude. We see styling move towards edgy and tailored silhouettes, tailored pants and wide legs are paired with ruffle blouses with soft one-shoulder and sheer detailing. Romantic midi dresses are seen in gothic prints with layered corset-esque detailing. Leather has been one of the most coveted fabrics of the season, and lends itself perfectly to adding attitude to softer, feminine silhouettes.
Mugler, Isabel Marant, Lanvin
All the Brights
Amongst a sea of black, navy and greys and with talk of Dior’s ode to navy, Paris still allowed room for playful colour palettes. Acidic pops of colour we sent down the runways ranging from the new canary yellows that began emerging in Milan, to hot pinks and new aqua blues. Bold silhouettes were seen in maxi fur coats, tiered ruffle dresses and trouser suits. The head-to-toe looks were particularly compelling.
Wanda Nylon, Vanessa Seward, Kenzo
Mono Animal Prints
Animal prints took a dark twist in Paris,especially in zebra and leopard. Midi and maxi lengths were seen across outerwear and dresses. Knit intarsia’s and brushed wools added an elevated level of texture where sheer silk textures added a feminine edge. Layering was key here, with double layered or shadowed prints creating an impactful look.
Rochas, Balmain, Andrew Gn
Fancy Field Trip
Traditional checks and knitwear were given a feminine reboot in Paris. Tailored suits in country checks boasted feminine silhouettes, slashed thighs and cut away lace layering. Over the knee boots are paired with skirts with cinched waists and flashes of flesh. Colour palettes of chestnut, golden ochres and soft blues added a modern take to traditional fabrics.
Nina Ricci, Isabel Marant, Off-White