Fashion Friday

Paris Fashion Week was gorgeous (as usual) and we sat with our eyes glued our screens during the shows.

It was really hard to pick favourites, but here are our top 3 from PFW.

Christian Dior

This is Dior’s first ready-to-wear collection to be shown since the departure of John Galliano, the collection was created by Galliano’s former right hand man Bill Gaytten. The collection was demure, grown-up and relaxed. As Gaytten stated, “This collection is based on earlier Dior collections.”  It featured variations of Dior’s famous bustier tops as well as a new take on their Bar jacket, there was a bit of a romantic feel to the collection with lots of lace and full, layered skirts.

Jean Paul Gaultier

A tattoo motif was evident in the  show, as seen on the dresses, trousers and bodies of the models. There was a lot of corsetry in his designs, as is trademark for Gaultier. Classics such as wide-legged trousers, white shirts and trench coats were also present in the show. Colors tended toward the neutral (think black, white, and beige) with the occasional neon green or orange thrown in for good measure.

Stella McCartney

This collection featured patterns (think microprints such as those found on men’s ties and paisley) and there was a wave effect seen in many items in her collection, whether it was seen in a scalloped hem or a curled edge to a jacket.  Mesh cutouts and lace panels were incorporated into many of her designs, providing a sensual touch to her classic sportswear – the collection fused sporty and sexy and included classic Stella McCartney loose-fitting trouser suits which had a very pajama-like feel to them as well as tunic-style dresses and mini dresses.

 

Did you have any other favourites? Please let us know!

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Video sources: ElleTVFashion and Fatale Fashion.

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