As they say in the movies, Paris is always a good idea. With the finale of fashion month in Paris, a city that couldn’t disappoint me if it tried, I can’t say the same for all the latest in fashion. While most lines shown in Paris are heritage brands that have seen and done it all, here is where life imitates art. While largely coming off as a well dressed spectacle, expression and artistic skill aside, take a look at a few of the collections. Beauty, after all, is in the eye of the beholder.
I liked Aalto’s collection because designer Tuomas Merikoski reused a lot of materials and encouraged everyone to consider its responsibilities towards a damaged planet. The clothes were very elegant and had purpose. That and the easy way the collection was assembled had my attention from start to finish.
While Christian Dior had an incredibly extensive collection that was a bit perplexing because of its sheer volumn, the designs had great shape and vitality and were purely Parisian fashion.
I also liked the classic attire at Koche that had literally a sporty twist using soccer (football) jerseys in many looks on the runway.
The Yves St. Laurent runway started out classy, fun and girly, but quickly became sheer sheer sheer. This was followed by numerous feathered fiascos and ending on a low note with poufs and puffs that made the line ambiguous and disappointing.
I thought Lanvin definitely played with basics this season, and didn’t do that much to elevate or find inspiration from anything. There was a small number of looks that rendered geometric patterns and mixed fabrics, but otherwise I found the runway kind of dull.
I can’t even deal with Rick Owens anymore.
Paskal’s collection was a bit ruched and ruffly for my taste, but the cheery palette and minimalistic structure were appreciated.
From easy summer slip dresses to beachy sweaters, each look went cohesively from one to another. Between the coral shades and sequin appliqué sweaters, Dries van Noten was definitely a highlight of Paris Fashion Week.
Chloe was inspired by equestrian with velvet material, earthy tones and a plethora of leather boots, multi-strap bags and appropriately adorned coats. The cream embroidered mini dresses were my personal favorites from the collection.
…Stay tuned for part 2 shortly.
photos courtesy of wwd and vogue