Once again, Paris Fashion Week brings an abundance of beautiful clothes and instagrammable performances. Chanel’s man-made forest was an illusion we’re still in awe of and Andreas Kronthaler’s collaboration with Vivienne Westwood was a spectacle that won’t be forgotten soon. Whether new to the scene or show veterans, every house and designer must give their all to break through the noise. Here are a few of our fashion week favourites.
With Loewe, expectations are always high thanks to impeccable clothes season after season – and this time Jonathan Anderson outdid himself. The show was hosted at the UNESCO building and Mt. Wolf played over the loudspeakers. Dresses with overlaying brassieres are among our favourite looks of all of the collections this month.
What a change – models strutting down the runway grinning ear to ear. It was the 50th anniversary for the brand and a reason for celebration. Julie de Libran, the company’s creative director, reflected on Rykiel’s vibrant past to present a standout show that reminded the audience of the brand’s foundation. British pop girl band Bananarama performed while the models danced along. The clothes were reminiscent of the mod culture of the 1960s and added to the fun.
Only in her third season, Marine Serre is already a one to watch. She uses an interesting combination of techniques and styles in a peculiarly coherent manner. The quilted denim and corduroy contrast perfectly with the silk drapery, each complimenting the other and drawing attention to the details. She intentionally ignores the conventional boundaries between ready-to-wear and sportswear, and in doing so she’s defined herself. Despite her young age and recent debut, her designs fall in line with the likes of Balenciaga, and put her in the same realm as Off White.
The Carven girl has grown up. Serge Ruffieux brings an additional level of sophistication this season. His inspiration comes from the streets of Paris where he studied everyday menswear. The fabrics and frayed trims gave the looks a casual mood while the prints and colours were preppy. The hints of lace made the collection feel feminine. After only a year since he started at Carven, we can’t wait to see where he takes the brand in the years to come.