It is time for good old Paris to demonstrate once again why it has the honour to close the Big Four of Fashion Weeks. Magnificence, craftsmanship and sumptuous luxury suit it like no other capital in the world. Each show here reveals a story, it invites us to a different type of atmosphere and finds its own way to astonish us. The winter fairytale of Parisian fashion takes us through gardens, museums, galleries and the temporary constructions, built especially for the shows just metres away from the Eiffel Tower. One cannot get bored here. Time doesn’t merely fly, it disappears. Just like all the scenes that flash before our eyes. This city is truly able to excite. And this selection of shows can only support its talent. It is time for us to present you the most memorable highlights of Paris Fashion Week.
Hedi Slimane’s tenure managed to transform our concept about the identity of the brand and also shoot it amongst the top players in sales. On the other hand, Anthony Vaccarello deservedly succeeded him as creative director and hasn’t allowed attention to escape from Saint Laurent. And for several seasons now, he has been showing the public what wearable and easily acceptable luxury is. The 2018-2019Fall-Winter collection is yet another good example on the same subject. Extremely short mini-skirts and mini-trousers combined with exaggerated shoulders define the signature silhouette of the collection. The minimalist lengths are offset by voluminous coats in leather, fur and velvet. And the fine ankles on display attract our attention to the killer shoes – sumptuous heels fastened just with a few delicate straps or decorated with feathers, as well as tough boots with solid platforms and buckles fastened tightly around the leg. The hats and bags are probably those anonymous characters that add depth to the picture and sketch the future trends with accessories – broad brims stay in the game.
Attention! This collection has a dangerously high content of glamour. In any shape or pattern. Tons of sequins, PVC innovations, metallic leather, vinyl and satin. Anything that plays with light and creates optical illusions enters Olivier Rousteing’s arsenal. Blazers remain his signature design and are either buttonless, but with sharp shoulders pointing up, or float softly on the body, slightly oversized around the waist, with concealed buttoning. The designer’s black-and-white idyll is peacefully interrupted by the shimmer of silver and highlighted by the presence of neon. We are particularly fascinated with the fluffy coats in poisonous yellow and royal blue. Ultra-femininity and pronounced sex appeal remain a constant in Olivier’s collections, which, unlike Vaccarello’s,aren’t always clad in mini-dresses.