The last one of my fashion week posts is here – my picks from Paris Fashion week. Paris is obviously the city of the most famous names – Celine, Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Chloe, Chanel… It’s also the city of the most classic fashion in my opinion, fashion in its traditional sense I guess (which isn’t always quite my thing!). Yet they showcase so many designers that instead of choosing the best five in my eyes, I ended up choosing seven. Seven very different yet interesting takes on SS15.
I also must say that whilst browsing the photos at vogue.co.uk I made a note that the models in the Paris shows seemed to be skinnier and more skeleton-like than elsewhere. Or maybe it’s just me – but I actually gave up looking at few collections because I couldn’t stand the way the models looked like, with cheeks so hollow they may have been starving a few weeks prior to the show… The ill-looking models completely ruined few collections for me. After years and years of talking about how models shouldn’t look so unhealthily thin, why is this STILL a problem?
Alright, rant over! Let’s have a look at my favourites from Paris…
Moncler Gamme Rouge
This collection plays with various different textiles – we have fluffy white, satin-like shine, textured black surfaces… all that combined with simple garment shapes, stripes, cropped sleeves and extra short hemlines looks great in my opinion. A pop of bright red is also a nice and refreshing add!
Chanel SS15 show was full of different versions of their classic tweed jackets and coats, worn with either flared trousers or mini skirts. The outfits also featured some lovely and colourful, watercolour-like floral prints on silks, and towards the end we saw some edgier, younger monochrome looks… Great collection.
This angelic collection is so soft, feminine and silky, almost too much, but it’s beautiful nevertheless. Skater skirts, sheer shirts, plain yet elegant tops with spagetti straps… It’s so simple next to the extravaganza we often see on catwalks, and that’s why it stood out to me I guess. Very flattering too, I should add.
Kenzo’s SS15 collection rocks maxed out proportions, skater trousers and a serene colour palette of pinks, icy blue, dark navy, black and (textured) white – loads of white. It’s youthful yet stylish, which are words I often like to associate with Kenzo (one of my all time favourite fashion houses!). The shoes are cool, too.
Jean-Charles de Castelbajac
This collection mixes bold and bright, almost primary colours and white in simple, sportsluxe -style outfits. A-line skirts, blocky patterns and casual fabrics look young and fresh, very suitable for spring I guess. The models are wearing massive visors and tight ponytails, which adds to the sporty vibe – I like it.
Maison Martin Margiela
Layering, Asia vibes, nude-coloured pieces, earthy tones, contrasted wrap-around details and asymmetric hemlines – how could I describe this collection? It’s elegant without being too boring, interesting without being too crazy and soft and feminine without being too romantic or girly.
Lastly, Valentino’s theatrical take on SS15. So amazing and ornamental, the patterns remind me of art nouveau or reneissance. The colour-scheme is amazing too – it’s a mixture of deep, autumn-like colours (dark green, mustard yellow, burnt orange & blood red) and muted pastels. Almost couture in my eyes!
So that concludes my fashion week post series. Obviously there are still plenty more cities that have their own fashion weeks, but right now I feel like I’ve overdosed on catwalk images. Having said I’m not a fashion week kind of girl I still somehow found myself enjoying writing about them, which was definitely a surprise for me. Maybe it’s a quilty pleasure…