Fashion Friday: PFW part 3
Valentino, you pulled at the fashion heart strings. The show took place at a different venue than planned, Lycéé Carnot. We are a fan of Pierpaolo Piccioli's work. #VeryValentino is all we can say. From the soft flow of the fabrications, to the signature Valentino bows, to the pocket details, clean hair, subtle make up, lavish embelishment, sequin florals-the craftsmanship was on point and the range revealed an understated sexy. Passion & emotion was evident. Piccioli wanted to renew the 'joie de vivre' long associated with Valentino Garavani's work and he did just that. 'It's not going to the moon to look for something' Piccioli said. 'It's just re-seeing what you already have, but with a new perspective'.
Moncler Gamme Rouge was a ballet fairytale. A runway filled with disco balls made for a real statement. The show started off with a ballet show and the range was dancer-inspired. The designer, Giambattista Valli revolved the range around 'dancers off-duty' and it did indeed look as though the 'models' had just finished a dance class-messy hair and shiny faces. Soft fabrications, leg warmers, ballet flats, sequins, tulle tulle & more tulle, the lace & sheer fabrications were a match made in heaven-it was everything feminine and we couldn't have been happier.
Chanel transformed Le Grand Palais into a mystical forest-man made waterfall was the focal point and synced perfectly with the high-arched glass ceilings, allowing the perfect amount of light to illuminate the venue and catwalk. 'Waterfalls are the healthiest things in the world' said Lagerfeld, moments after the show finished. Karl Lagerfeld is a visionary. His work is flawless and it embodies women to the point of perfection. The range was fresh and along with the atmosphere it was therapeutic. The fringed knitwear, bright PVC mini dresses, evening wear, plastic see-through knee high boots and hats, large crystal tear drop earrings-we loved it all.
Louis Vuitton also had a debut for their new creative director, Nicholas Ghesquiere. Maison LV re-opened on Place Vendôme the night before the show and it is spectacular, all the 'whose-who' were present with a performance from Will & Jaden Smith (woop whoop). The show took place in Musée du Louvre-definitely the most iconic venue of PFW. The range was inspired by the ancient crypts. All surreal-what we would have done to be there. The bags, the shoes, the garments-I am speechless. Sports luxe was present with a totally feminine feel, but staying true to the ethos of LV. The dresses were mind blowing and I felt all types of emotion when watching this show. This, This is why I love The fashion industry.