Thursday, October 8, 2015

Paris Fashion Week (Recap Part 2)

Paris Fashion Week is over and it was just as exciting as I hoped for. Paris is such a romantic and magical city and designers definitely have more room to create some amazing shows. 

The venues alone allow you to build and creates such outstanding themes to go with the collection. For example, Christian Dior with their dome filled with flowers, and Chanel which created an airline. By the way, I'll be doing two separate posts for those shows later this week, like I mentioned yesterday!

But below are the rest of the designers I thought were worth showing. The Spring/Summer collections just might be my favorite of the season.

Designer Nicolas Ghesquiere brought a digital design to the runway with video screens, and took us to a place where everything was made of blocks. There was an obvious reference to the popular video game Minecraft, where he build a Louis Vuitton castle to showcase his Spring/Summer 2016 collection. The collection included: all-white pout skirts, leather jackets, mesh tops, patchwork trousers, and drawstring backpacks with swinging tassels. What a beautiful ready-to-wear collection. 
Since the death of Alexander McQueen in 2010, Sarah Jane Burton has taken over the label and has even been named one of the 100 most influential people in the world. "Combining impeccable tailoring with Victorian designs, Burton's Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2016 collection looks like the designer herself has been possessed by fairytale heroines, who manage to look utterly feminine, delicate and secure all in one go. The designer wanted everything to feel very feminine, which was her message behind the bedazzling fashion line." She used a pastel color palette, which looked a bit fairy-esque. There were whites, and blush tones that created a good contrast with the black colors in the dresses with added mixed denim. 
Stella McCartney's Spring/Summer 2016 collection made me forget that Fall has arrived and kept me in the mindset of Summer. Her collection is literally spring from colorblock solutions and breezy, light fabrics to the mood elevation vibes emanating and ready-to-head-to-the-beach-flip-flops. The collection included: plaid and striped pipeline dresses, skirts of bright colors, and large pieces of fabric cut into several trails. 
The first thing I noticed about the Hermes Spring/Summer 2016 collection was the solid plain colors that were presented. The shoes were absolutely gorgeous, strappy heels that will go with anything, very utilitarian, perfect outfits you could wear every day and even dress up for a date. The collection focused on clean lines, and crisply cut edges with colorblocked prints. All of the pieces that came down the runway were clean and exquisite, which is of course expected for designer Nadege Vanhee-Cybulski. This collection is definitely for the woman who is sophisticated, and knows how to work hard and play harder.
Designers "Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli took their favorite Italian fabrics, carefully singled out some tribal details afterwards arranging them neatly or scattering casually on their canvas." The models hairstyles were tight cornrow braids piled up into bun. There were monochrome coffee brown and black dresses embellished with metal round necklaces followed by maxi dresses decorated with Aztec motifs. "Everything in the Valentino Spring/Summer 2016 collection was filled with African vibes", and it was spectacular!

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