Highlights From Paris Fashion Week AW15
Paris Fashion Week always pays homage to the crème de la crème of international fashion and is arguably the most commercial of the fashion weeks, as buyers armed with bulging pockets buy up entire runway looks served up by the likes of Chanel, Louis Vuitton Dior and Céline.
I’m finally getting round to posting this, as I’ve been working on a number of style projects for FashionBite over the last few weeks and time has just run away, but here are my highlights from Paris Fashion Week Autumn/Winter ’15…
The Saint Laurent ‘bad girl’ just gets better each season and the styling is spot on for AW15, as heavy black biker boots are teamed with soft feminine pastels. Creative director Hedi Slimane has taken the brand in an exciting, new direction and it works. His background in menswear undoubtedly influences much of the collection, which screams rock n’ roll cool.
Chanel delved into the super real again this season for the setting of its AW15 show at the Grand Palais. In stark contrast to spring/summer’s brightly coloured Warhol-esque supermarket backdrop, the autumn/winter collection was shown in a traditional French brasserie, complete with waiters serving up coffee as models strutted past. Chanel always brings to life the theatre of fashion in a way that only an international fashion brand with a big budget can do, but it does make great viewing.
Without doubt, one of the most talked about shows from Paris Fashion Week was Valentino. The clothing was beautiful *of course* but they pulled off an awesome PR stunt guaranteeing acre’s of media coverage, in the form of a finale runway featuring Zoolander acting duo (Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson) in full flamboyant character.
A darkly gothic Victorian romance descended the catwalk at Alexander McQueen, aptly titled ‘the spirit of the rose,’ as creative director Sarah Burton produced another show-stopping collection for autumn/winter.
Snow white winter furs and gorgeous boxy bags make an entrance at the Louis Vuitton Autumn/Winter ’15 show, with padlock belt and buckle detail adding a beautiful finish to the accessories on display in Paris.