It’s hard to talk about fashion week without mentioning the pioneers of French haute couture. Focus on this week’s latest day.
Trends from the Christian Dior fashion show
For six years now, Dior artistic director Maria Grazia Chiuri has been questioning the place of women in society. For her show, she tackles feminine stereotypes, women who were called witches because they chose to learn and heal themselves with plants.
The pieces are quirky, including apron dresses with psychedelic prints. Many layering silhouettes with white shirts under black leather dresses. A soft blazer jacket with the Eiffel Tower in the background, worn with a pleated slit skirt. The absolute dark side, that’s what we adior!
Trends from the Saint Laurent fashion show
Anthony Vaccarello pays homage to the saharienne of the era, created by M.YSL. Make way for cargos and casual overshirts. The safari jacket breaks with conventional codes and is worn by women who know how to be daring. In the 1968’s, the economic climate revealed demands for emancipation. Today, it’s the power of women’s freedom. Perhaps yesterday’s battles are still today’s battles!
The highly structured chic of the 80s is Saint Laurent‘s DNA. We all remember his 1967 fashion show, which featured a collection inspired by Africa, with a glimpse of the “Bambara” dress. A piece that would later inspire Jean-Paul Gaultier with his iconic cones, seen on pop legend Madonna.
The new collection features monogrammed ensembles, worn like uniforms. All accessorised with chunky gold jewellery, leather gloves and big black sunglasses. We’re ready for the Saint Laurent safari.