It’s been back to back schedule for Paris Fashion Week day three and four with new designers and plenty of celebrity appearances that had the style elite talking.
Lacoste, that moved over from New York to Paris, presented another strong collection celebrating 85th anniversary with the houses favourite staples re-imagined for today’s market.
Reinventing classic pieces was also a theme at Maison Margiela were trench coats were decorated in reflective embellishment or cinched at the waist with a hunting jackets.
Lanvin welcomed a new creative director Olivier Lapidus who paid tribute to Jeanne Lanvin with a sporty take on elegant silhouettes.
Dries Van Noten gave us a lesson in art history with his collection inspired by Picasso’s method. He brought together the twenties, fourties, xixties and eighties in a balanced mash of textures and shapes making them feel fresh and wearable.
A sense of breezy elegance swept through Rochas SS18 collection as Alessandro Dell’Acqua focused on the couture shapes in Japanse inspired fabrics.
Kenzo La Collection Memento N°2 reinterpreted old classics from the house archives (something many designers have been seen doing this month) and staged it in-between a theatrical production that reflected the current affairs. A runway presentation with substance, now that’s something we can get on board with.
An air of excitement swept through Paris on Thursday morning as the new creative director Natacha Ramsay-Levi took to the stage at Chloe with an edgier take on the pieces we have grown to love. She couldn’t have hoped for a better reaction with many already adding the newly designed Drew bags to their wish lists
It was all rainbows and geometric prints at Manish Arora who collaborated with Noor Fares on SS18 collection that also featured some of her jewellery creations.
Olivier Rousteing’s lates line for Balmain carried a lot of nostalgia and French history for the front row, which included Claudia Schiffer, to indulge in. He’s the man who knows how to decorate the simplest of pieces and this time round we saw a lot of vinyl, sequins, beading, chains, and braiding.
New creative director of Carven, Serge Ruffieux, presented an urban and sophisticated collection for the house complete with boxy jackets and bold colour mixing. There were plenty of smiles from the show goers which included Olivia Palermo.
Embroidery and pretty dresses dominated Isabel Marant’s latest collection with shorts and flat sandals holding our attention.
A mass crowd, including Lenny Kravtiz, gathered to see Off-White’s modern take on Princess Diana’s power suits, dresses and Eighties-inspired prints and they were not disappointed. Especially when Naomi Campbell closed the show.