17 Mar Paris Fashion Week Autumn/ Winter 2015
There is something truly special when Paris takes it’s turn to surprise the world with their newest collections. When Paris showcases their art of their interpretations for Autumn/ Winter, we know we are all guaranteed eight days of not just desirable clothes and accessories but an ever-lasting memory of the collections that will consistently stay with us, as they are masterpieces.
More fringe, please! Paris has clarified that fringe is a must this Autumn. Lanvin’s Moroccan inspired collection, celebrating the brand’s 125th anniversary, had fringe from the side of their suede gloves to it layered upon blue silk skirts, to Balmain’s seventies inspired collection where fringe came dancing upon the hips and hems and Maiyet had fringe at the bottom of thin geometric dresses and sewn upon the bottom of silk belt holding a beautiful dark blue coat together.
The traditional fur coat, yet again, was remastered by many designers. Givenchy had red cropped at the hip red fur coat featured upon a red velvet dress, Nina Ricci featured a dark navy blue fur coat that finished just above the knee with broad shoulders and Ellie Saab had a two toned fur coat, with a dark aquamarine blue until the waist that went straight to black fur until the mid thigh.
Who’s says men wear suits better? This Autumn everyone will be in need of some sort of suit. Dior had a red tweed trouser suit that was cropped above the ankle paired with dark red glossy boots, to Saint Laurent with their tuxedos for women that had lace covering their boobs instead of a classic white shirt and Carven had a floral suit with a bold blue collar and a white shirt underneath giving it a sophisticated yet edgy version of the normal black suit.
When Autumn appears, we all have to face reality that it is socially unexpectable now to wear espadrilles and fit-flops in the cold weather though will be throughly reminiscing about our summer holidays abroad, well Paris have given us the excitement of boots. From Dior’s digitally blown up animal prints upon thigh high boots with quirky colours of blue and maroon, to Loewe with black and brown boots with two strips upon the toe, Giambattista Valli had Roman Gladiator inspired black knee boots and Sonia Rykiel thigh high black suede boots.
If the Valentino show wasn’t magically enough, with evening dresses infused with rich patterns, short black-and-white geometric printed dresses with tulle on the arms and dresses framed in delicate lace, two of the biggest actors of the twenty-first century, Ben Stiller (in a tailored blue coat and suit) and Owen Wilson (wearing patterned silk pyjamas), walked down the runway promoting their sequel to the 2001 film – Zoolander 2. Chanel, once again, didn’t just create exquisite feminine, yet practical clothes but put on a show. The Brasserie Gabrielle was created. Karl Lagerfeld said he wanted to create something very French, and in his opinion nothing is more French than a brasserie. The collection was full of wool, tweed and puffer jackets, with the thirty year return of a two-toned slingback shoes.
Fashion Week, it’s been a pleasure. – I