PFW - TOP 5 MOMENTS
The end has arrived! Paris fashion week is the official end of Fashion Month, and what a month it was! Even though it can be hard to push through the last week, it aways helps to have exciting memorable moments to look forward to. Paris definitely had it's fair share and we've rounded them all up for you!
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In our opinion, Queen Rih Rih just schooled PFW!! Set in the Bibliothèque national de France, school was in session!! The uniform inspired looks had her style written all over them, they were uniforms for the good girl gone bad. Just as any bad girl would, the models came out strutting on top of the desks looking badass, and fierce. Plaid mini skirts mixed with over sized puffer coats, rugby inspired stripes, jersey style crop tops, lace up style thigh high boots, and of course her signature creepers. You can see Rihanna in all of these looks, this isn't just a regular celebrity collaboration. Its new and fresh every season, but true to her style - we hope it’s here to stay for many seasons to come.
If you've had the feeling lately of just getting away from everything happening in the world right now, CHANEL is here to help. A gigantic CHANEL branded rocket ship in the middle of the Grand Palais was the centre piece of the show. Hopefully when we get to whatever planet we’re going to, it looks like this runway, and we can only wear pieces from this collection. Futuristic, oversized sunglasses, glittery modern moon boots, and classic Chanel textiles mixed with metallic quilted solar blanket-scarves. If this what going to space looks like, sign us up!!
A collection for every women. This season, Maria Grazia Chiuri didn't have to put a literal political slogan on her clothes to get her message across. 20, 30 40 somethings, mothers, daughters, grandmothers could see themselves in this collection. Feminism for all styles includes oversized casual denim looks, edgy accessories with black leather berets and studded straps on cross body bags for the street style fashionista. Polished skirt suits with cape style tops, and feminine crystal embroidered dresses for the classic Dior woman. We hear your message Maria, loud and clear, ad we stand behind you!!
Trying too hard always ends up looking obvious in a not so good way when it comes to fashion. Demna Gvasalia of Balenciaga kept this in mind when designing the latest FW collection. The show started off with wearable pieces that had the unexpected Balenciaga feel incorporated in them, with the asymmetrical coats, pencil skirts and the knit boots. It was the end of the show that had the majority of the wow factor. In honour of the 100th anniversary, Gvasalia went through the archives and replicated original Balenciaga designs. He wanted to keep it pure without changing too many elements of the originals, because when it works, it works! They made a major statement on the runway. Volume, flounces, bold fabrics that mimicked the originals were accented with his touch of oversized accessories, like giant matching handbags, and of course the knit boots in strong bold colours. Definitely a memorable fashion moment.
After an entire month of show after show, you need a little pick me up. That's exactly what happened at the Stella McCartney show this last week in Paris. After a classic Stella show, the guests pull out their phones for what they are expecting to be the standard finale walk. Surprise! Instead it was a flashmob of models singing and dancing to 'Faith' by George Michael. How refreshing! It definitely put a smile on everybodys face, and a great way to make a statement in happy, positive way. Thank you Stella!!