Fashion Friday: Paris Fashion Week Part 1
Saving the best for last, we hope. We always highly anticipate Paris fashion week. When going through all four fashion weeks prior to them starting we had the longest list written down for shows to watch in Paris.
Honestly, after New York, we were slightly disappointed with LFW and MFW. For us, Spring/Summer fashion can't really go wrong, but this year we felt it still very 'Fall' looking. Having said that, we are all for pushing boundaries and embracing newness.
It's only a few days into PFW and we have mixed feelings about how 'Spring/Summer the garments look, but we have seen some beautiful pieces and the specific places chosen to host the shows are always a treat to view alongside the collection.
Schedules cleared & time spent watching the shows was the plan, but who are we kidding being full-time mammas. We watched live stream, watched repeats and caught up on all the beauty on social media...
Here are a favourites from the last few days:
Saint Laurent got me at 'Eiffel tower'. The show was held at Jardins du Trocadéro with the tower as the back drop and in true Parisian style, the show started as soon as The Eiffel Towel lit up (from 8pm the tower lights up for 5 minutes every hour). An all black range-true Parisian cliché with dots of colour and lots of feathers, lots. Dramatic and classic. The show was mixed between men & women. Anthony Vaccarello threw a real party.
Maison Chloé, as you probably know by now, is our favourite and expectations may have been a bit high prior to the show. A new creative director always comes with a lot of change. Natasha previously worked for Louis Vuitton and it beamed through her debut range for Chloé. We were happy to know that the show was held at Maison Chloé-an all white back drop with big bright lights makes for a beautiful centre stage. The range was very different to what we have seen before and what The brand, Chloé had evolved into. No whimsical dresses, not as much softness, the signature Chloé bags had been updated with thick chains and prints were present, but there were some beautiful individual pieces-here are our picks.
Balmain stayed true to the brand, with the perfect amount of update, adding in a printed tie-dye amongst its usual embellishment, bling, ruffles, tassels and the infamous tailoring & structure of each garment. It was a dark Spring/Summer for Balmain, but then again, it always is. Olivier Rousteing made up for the lack of colour in the details. Our favourite looks from The Balmain Army...
* Images courtesy of The Impression
We can't wait to see what the rest of PFW has in store.