Well “Quelle surprise” that Paris Fashion week left us with plenty of wardrobe envy, from Chanel’s clear heeled boots to Céline’s effortless suit chic, it was a runway to be envious of. Here are the catwalks that impressed us the most:
Demna Gvasalia stuck to the Balenciaga he believed in: the pointed boots, the ladylike silhouette and his trademark normative elements. Boots with old school screensaver prints from the Nineties, floral skirts mimicking Eighties fringed garden furniture and trousers inspired by bourgeois ladies made appearances throughout the show and who could forget the Balenciaga x Crocs collab?
Who could forget the stunning venue Karl Lagerfeld designed for the Chanel catwalk, “waterfalls are good for your health”. he aquatic theme was the connection for the touches which Lagerfeld loves perspex earrings in the shape of giant raindrops; two-tone rain boots, scallop shell edges. However, now the brand have launched their first new major fragrance “Gabrielle”, Gabrielle Chanel represents the younger, more free-spirited era of the designer’s life, a rebellious side to the brand which we hope to see more of.
Phoebe Philo expressed pride for her latest collection. “I wanted it to look optimistic, it felt personal to me. I felt like celebration. If there is anything to say at the moment, let it be with love. Let it be joyful. I couldn’t think of anything else to talk about other than something that felt joy” . The inspiration behind her double trench coat came from situations where the weather has not been its best and she would use her coat to cover her bag to protect it – that gave her the idea to have two coats in one joined at the hem but worn as a tailored coat.
Louis Vuitton FROW
The Louis Vuitton front row had some familiar faces in the hottest seats in town. With the likes of Alicia Vikander, Julianne Moore and Cate Blanchett took centre stage when being photographed, but who would take the FROW fashion crown?