It was a day of confirmations of greatness for the older brands and great discoveries for the emerging ones.
For Watanabe, it’s all about daring and taking risks
Junya Watanabe brought a London breeze to Paris. She paraded oversized black leather jackets with epaulettes, accompanied by cyclists. Not forgetting asymmetrical hair with a gothic spirit.
Carven asserts its DNA with neutral tones, white, lightness and minimalism.
Trench coats are emphasised at the waist by a belt, and the layering of knitwear and white shirts is respected. The ultimate in chic are monochrome looks accompanied by a necklace of coloured pearls. The idea is to add a touch of bright colour to a neutral, minimalist look.
The eternal Vivienne Westwood!
The house of Vivienne Westwood is impressing us with vertiginous heels and punk/chic tailoring. The brand still has a long way to go, and Vivienne can’t help but be proud of the legacy she’s left behind.
Hermès, the legendary orange tree brand, wants us to look beautiful in the fields this spring-summer
Welcome to the fields of Hermès… A prestigious place where iconic bags are unstructured, the summer basket half leather, half panama. The silhouettes are openwork and airy with warm colours. The famous fashion house unveiled a range of reds and browns for a sandy season. Woven flat sandals finish off the silhouette for a minimalist, quiet luxury look.
The delicious scent of Lebanese cedars permeates Paris at Elie Saab
The Lebanese designer, a lover of shimmer and feminine silhouettes, unveiled a moonlit fashion show. Here, romanticism flirted with elegance… There were long flowing dresses, embroidery and pearls, as well as preppy pleated suits and jumpsuits. Elie Saab is the brand that knows how to sparkle while remaining very distinguished.
How can we talk about Rei Kawakubo’s work without mentioning her sense of risk-taking and her colourful world?
On the catwalk, colour is used to express joy. The jackets are rounded, worn like psychedelic blankets. Where there’s fashion, there’s art! With this in mind, each piece is presented like a painting, a work of art, at Comme Des Garçons. We also love the colourful wig helmets with the designer’s iconic hairstyle. Somewhere between caricature and optical illusion, the show was hypnotic.
Emotion and distinction reign at Alexander McQueen
This show is a tribute to Lee Alexander McQueen and the work of Sarah Burton. Indeed, following the announcement of her departure after 26 years with the house, she is taking her leave. As her story draws to a close, the focus is on femininity and structured cuts. The silhouettes of the pieces were also synonymous with strength and stature.
She also relied on pink/red prints, which were featured on evening dresses and suits. Naomi Campbell’s tears, the designer’s closing remarks and David Bowie’s “Heroes” made the show memorable
Closing the day with the flat country at Ann Demeulemeester
The Belgian brand is still very much in demand in Paris. Back in May, everything was hanging by a thread, or rather a feather, when Ludovic de Saint Sernin left the company. Stefano Gallici finally succeeded him as creative director. For this collection, the dominant colours are white and black, the signature and code of the young house.
The collection was totally unstructured. Corsets were worn as bustiers and long transparent dresses by men. Long live androgyny! Everything is made for everyone. No more Kodd, no more rules!