Monday, 6 October 2014

Fashion Week Round-Up: Paris

In celebration of our 100th post on the blog, we give you the final round-up of fashion month: Paris. PFW marked the end of SS15 runway shows. However it was a bitter sweet ending, with emphasis on the sweet, as many designers put their best fashion foot forward. Here's a look at our favorite shows of the week. 
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Alberta Ferretti
Alberta Ferretti brought nature to the Paris catwalks with leafy patterns and suede taking centre stage. His seamless use of pastels, neutrals, and sheer material made his collection effortlessly cohesive and one of our favorites of the week.

Wang's sporty luxe aesthetic was immediately visible at Balenciaga SS15. Floor length trench coats and mesh permeated the collection while basic colors contrasted with unusual textures, perfectly blending classic Balenciaga with Wang edge.

Olivier Rousteing was on fine form for Balmain this season displaying everything from window-pane cutouts to Grecian-style gowns. The use of bold colors combined with the play on lines and the female body elevated every piece.

Viktor & Rolf
Viktor & Rolf continued to take asymmetric to new levels on the runway as each piece managed to strike the perfect balance between feminine and avant garde. High necklines and peplum designs added a sophisticated flair to the collection without appearing nun-like!

With unforgettable pieces like the 'towel dress', experimental fabrics were the most notable aspect of the Acne Studios show. Safari-style jackets and jumpsuits distinguished Acne from the rest of the fashion pack and made it one of the most fascinating shows of the week.

Thierry Mugler
David Koma struck gold for the second time within fashion month but with Thierry Mugler this time around. His stamp could clearly be seen in the clean lines as well as the subtle and unusual cutouts in his creations. From tuxedo suits to midi skirts, Koma proved he really can do it all and knows what it takes to make a woman feel sexy.

The blogosphere went wild for Chloe SS15 at Paris Fashion Week and it's clear just why. Feminine and flowy were the buzzwords of the day with an injection of well-structured denim. This collection proves that low necklines and peasant-style gowns are the way to go next Spring!

Ricardo Tisci blew us away at the highly-anticipated Givenchy SS15 show. Bondage-inspired leather dresses and peek-a-boo thigh high boots combined with pirate blouses showed us how to appropriate unusual influences and make them both feminine and wearable.

Giambattista Valli
Following their younger collection, Giamba, in Milan, Giambattista hit Paris with a solid white and pale pastel collection. The designer brought in a 70s theme by showcasing some well tailored flares, but also kept the collection very pretty with a-line skirts and what appeared to be confetti cut dresses.

Sonia Rykiel
Sonia Rykiel's collection kept it fun but dressy, allowing us to quickly go from day to night. The panelling in a lot of the designs really caught my eye as they made it simultaneously sexy and elegant.

Elie Saab
One of the best things about fashion, is spotting the men who know exactly how to add to a woman's elegance by pairing her up in equally tasteful clothing. Elie Saab impressed by displaying outfits fit for a lady featuring sparkle, lace and sexy cuts making me yearn for the day when I will be a proud owner of a Saab dress.

Emanuel Ungaro
Emanuel Ungaro, which admittedly was unknown to me before this year, really impressed me with their SS'15.  After reading a bit about the designer, I realised that Emanuel Ungaro has truly had its ups and downs in recent years. However,  after drooling over many of the fabulous print and intricate lace pieces, I believe Fausto Puglisi not only brought a burst of colour, but also life into this year's SS'15 collection.

Chinese-born and Paris-raised designer Yiqing Yin presented Leonard's SS'15 making casual look oh so good. It stands as one of my more favoured collections from fashion month, and one designer I'm glad I've discovered. Soft textures in the form of floaty silk started the collection, followed by the use of softer Cavalli-like tie-dye. The second part of the collection focused on combining darker and rusty metallic colours in order to form the perfect casual summer nightwear.

Left to Right: Alexander McQueen, Valentino, Undercover, John Galliano

In terms of trends, Paris SS15 brought us an abundance of bold colors so whether you choose to pair these brights with neutrals or other brights, don't be afraid to shine next Spring! Knee-high lace-up sandals and boots turned out to be another ongoing trend on the runway, bringing a much appreciated edge to each collection as did androgynous tuxedo necklines and jackets.

We truly enjoyed sharing with everyone our favourite shows from fashion month, what did you guys think? 

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