Deservedly, Paris waited for its turn and quickly demonstrated that perhaps the best is yet to come. The show moved to French ground and it’s time for a sumptuous ending of the waterfall of catwalks. Paris Fashion Week is going on with all its might, indulging in glamour and splendour. Here are the first three collections that caught our eyes and gained the approval of even the most refined audiences.
We are mesmerised by what we have seen! We got a practical demonstration of what ladies who love turning other people’s gazes after themselves and stealing one’s breath away would wear during the upcoming spring. It was in Anthony Vaccarello’s creations that we felt as well the roots and the past of the French fashion house as the promising future that is waiting for it. The important thing, however, is what else we sensed in it – Paris itself, which Saint Laurent is inseparably connected to, we sensed its spirit – famously stylish, but also sexy, respectable and provoking our fantasies at the same time.
The symphony of feathers, lace, leather and sequins pictured spring the way we imagine it on la femme fatale. An ecstasy for the senses.
It seems like Maria Grazia Chiuri still cannot escape the eternal comparisons between her present work for Dior and her previous engagements with Valentino. But, on the other hand, we like the vivid energy that she flowed into the aura of the French fashion cult – the spirited hats, the heels that are a bit more down-to-earth, the inclusion of denim and the play with Dior’s logo. Her clothes are wearable, which automatically also means marketable. We are quite convinced of the fact that Instagram will soon start overflowing with images of what everyone has seen on the catwalk and what has already been worn by celebrities, bloggers and other inspirational leaders.
The only thing we would skip is the dinosaurs – we have already had enough of them by Coach and Saint Laurent in the previous seasons.
In Jacquemus’ designs the sun form the south of France and the memories of the designer’s happy childhood are smiling down on us. Simon Porte Jacquemus loses his mother at a very early age and in this collection he uses as fragments some of his dearest moments and images that he has kept from her. He remembers her shy, but also very feminine, always shining and smiling. Such is the muse he creates it all for, the woman he imagines walking around in his clothes – gentle, light and finely draped. He pays great attention to detail in his accessories, as well. The asymmetrical earrings – different on every ear – made a great impression on us. Simon is only 27 years old and he has already been developing his brand for 8 years now. 8 years in which his style has grown just like himself. He blossomed and ripened so that we would now be able to enjoy a serving of the authentic French sophistication that he is offering to us.
Text: Alexandra Tosheva
Photos: Vogue, Press