Paris Fashion Week officially kicked off on September 26, 2017, and is known to be one of the most action-packed cities that puts the fashion month to an end. A new roster of must-see upcoming designers, and a host for top Parisian houses Dior, Saint Laurent and Lanvin, and more. Here’s the lowdown on what hyped over the passed two days in the city of lights.
On the first night of Parsi Fashion week, Jacquemus displayed his 48 look collection at the Musée Picasso, referencing his childhood memories of his beautiful mother spending time at the beach in the South of France. Pairing his sandy hued collection with super-sized straw hats, made many wonder how those extra-large sun hats didn’t topple of the his model’s heads.
Crafted from silks and classic feminine silhouettes, Lanvin welcomed new creative director Olivier Lapidus to debut his first collection for the French house Spring Summer 2018.
On the first morning of Paris Fashion Week, Maria Grazia of Dior creates her own hall of lustrous mirror mosaics to display her SS18 collection in front of a star studded audience; typically taking place at the famous Parisian museum, Musée Rodin, of which this year is celebrating the museum’s 100th anniversary of the great sculptor Rodin’s death.
80 000 pieces of mirror, 7,2 tonnes of coated concrete, 20 days of labor-intensive installation, a workforce of 80, a total surface area of 2 200m2. Get a sneak preview of the extraordinary Dior show space specially constructed in the gardens of the Musée Rodin and capture a sense of its dreamlike multifaceted beauty. #MariaGraziaChiuri’s Spring-Summer 2018 show is fast approaching – get ready to be dazzled! #DiorSS18 #PFW
On starry night, Anthony Vaccarello delivers a glamorous collection for Saint Laurent right by the Eiffel Tower, with pantless models and crunched up boots.
John Galliano for Maison Margiela, presented a travel ready and functional SS18 collection perfect for today’s modern women who are always on-the-go; and showcased the latest ‘Glam Slam’ bag or pillow of the season in leather.
The French brand, has always been known for taking influences from places around the world to create a majestic range, “I wanted to make an optimistic and happy collection. Let’s escape with fashion and having fun with clothes” said Dries Van Noten after his debut. Today, he showcased a dazzling collection straight from the tropics, proving he is one of the greatest maestro of colours when working with vivid prints and patterns.
Rochas introduced a collection full of vivid colours, blooming floral prints and sequins details with dramatic chic
Creative duo Humberto Leon & Carol Lim of Kenzo, ended day two at Paris Fashion week with show that blended their Japanese heritage with their American upbringing; the latest SS18 or as they called it “Collection Memento 2” referenced the house’s archives for inspiration, which revived the Kenzo denim including flaming orange hues, and a mix bamboo prints; creating a very practical and workwear range suitable for almost everyone.