Paris Fashion Week presented many Ready To Wear Fall/Autumn-Winter collections.
I rarely check in with fall collections, I blame my adversity to cold weather. I would most likely not like to acknowledge those season existence much less look up what the fashion world has put out for the colder side of the year. That is a side effect to living in the UK. I gave it up, after getting some notifications on my phone. My interest piqued especially after checking then Haider Ackerman show and from their I spiralled in to checking out Paris Fashion Week. With so many shows crammed in and sometimes running simultaneously its hard to truly appreciate what artistry and trends are being produced, therefore I waited before putting any thoughts on what was shown. I mulled it over to pick the ones which were memorable.
Here are my mini reviews;
Balenciaga Fall 2017 Ready-To-Wear
The first thing that caught my attention were the tights, bright colours almost summery but who wears tights in the summer. If you live in Britain maybe but its not an item of clothing associated with summer. That sort of oddity makes its more interesting. It’s something Balenciaga really did do with it side swept coats, more awkward statement than a trend . However it was later these were normal coat, just styled to be swept to the side.
The vibe was very 90’s working woman, which I adore. The fabrics were wide ranging and everything felt very refreshing. The wooly turtleneck sweaters, definitely needed in the winter, turtlenecks are making a return, goodbye scarves . The textured skirts were a great length and I really can’t wait to see how people style them with boots and sweaters in the winter. The start was very structured with the ending being very flowy.
Haider Ackerman Fall 2017 Ready To Wear
I love black and like most people, I tend to gravitate towards it in the winter time. This show for me was perfect, very subtle and straightforward with Great pieces and styling.
I loved the black with the gold decorative element, so subtle especially in the long dress with the sleeves (1) . The coat with the white outlines was classically understated (2). Something you would which would never go out of style. I’m seeing and predicting a lot of dramatic sleeves, even more so than has been seen in the past. I think we’ll see a lot less accessories in the coming seasons. A hint of peplum and a variety of textures. Nothing too bold in the show but definitely pushing a new feel of good structured pieces with great tailoring. Every piece could possibly become a must have classic. Renovation of winter classics done in a new way.
Elie Saab Fall 2017 Ready To Wear
When I think of Elie Saab, I think of it being a very romantic brand. Always creating with an element of fantasy and beauty. This season was nothing short of a dark romantic theme. He continued with the colour which was previous seen in his Spring 2017 Couture collection. The colours were deep and rich. The materials and textures, from velvet, silk to leather. Great use of fabric and embroidery. The dresses and skirts were brought to life. I personally loved the element of sheer in certain outfits. The tights were sheer and jewelled and that small detailing was definitely something I can see trending in the coming winter. I found that there was the return of belted waists, there were either dramatic sleeves or no sleeves; no in between at all and the combination of jacket and dress has returned this season.
I personally loved this show, there are brands which just speak to us and Elie Saab makes nothing short of masterpiece in every show. As a fan, this was spectacular.
Velvet and Lace. Match made in Heaven.
Feathers reminiscent of the 90’s
I love the straps with the sheer elements in the skirt portion.
The ombre colours.
Valentino Fall 2017 Ready To Wear
Another brand which is known for being Romantic is none other than Valentino. Elie Saab and Valentino are commonly referred to as the fantasy creators with their clothes and vision. I loved the draping in many looks, the use of colour alongside black was refreshing especially with some tones muted and some brightly popping out. I loved the focus on being loose but not too flowly. The laced up boots, that broke at the ankle and continue upwards. The attention to the accessories was not remised, especially with the saturation of the choker, we see small necklaces.
Textured Skirt. For Me, This was the star of the show.
I hope you enjoyed this, Part 2 coming up!