Is it just me, or did fashion month just fly on by this season? As always, Paris was the last (and longest) stop, and the most impressive, I must add. While it was quite difficult to narrow down the best, there were six collections that really stuck out to me, which I obviously had to share with all you lovely people who take the time to read my blog posts. (For which I am ever so grateful.) So without further ado, get ready to feast your eyes on some strong Parisian design.
The tenderness expressed at Lanvin was utterly breathtaking. For fall, Bouchra Jarrar did trousers, romantic blouses, elegant pantsuits and well-draped silk dresses (which were the highlights) in quiet, solid shades of white, pink and black.
Sexy with a mood best describes Dior’s fall 2017 collection. Almost every look was done in inky shades of navy, which was supposedly a nod to Monsieur Dior according to Vogue. Highlights included “J’adior”-branded bralettes and briefs in favour of more wearable (and, interestingly, office-appropriate) garb: ankle-length maxi skirts and billowing pleated trousers played with plaids, knits and a whole series of denim looks.
Dreamy and edgy are rarely found in the same sentence, let alone a collection for a fashion house like Chloe. For fall, the Chloe girl spent a lot of time in the ’60s and ’70s wearing minidresses, pinafores, fur coats in coordinating lengths, subtly psychedelic patterns and practically heeled Mary Janes. The ’80s were referenced too with roomy trousers.
Giambattista Valli went super girly for fall with cocktail dresses that were adorned with a number of frilly embellishments. Think dramatic ruffles, tulle, bows, tiny corsets, fluttering sleeves and stunning embroidery of crystals, florals and even strawberries and cherries. While many dresses were partially sheer, they were done so to look tasteful thanks to the aforementioned embellishments.
Hedi Slimane did a mix up for Saint Laurent’s fall line with über-luxe versions of every day clothes that were updated with a brute romanticism, a tender toughness. But the show stealer here weren’t the clothes, but the just-on-the-knee fantastic ruched boots that were all over this show.
A professional woman with a need for luxurious wardrobe staples – that was the message Louis Vuitton’s fall 2017 collection expressed. Stiff leather pants and jackets, knits, lug-stoled boots, bias-cut silk dresses and giant furs all played with oversize separates that created a polished-yet-casual look.
What were your favourite shows from Paris? Let me know in the comments below.