Paris Fashion Week – September 30th

PFWChanel

How can one not love Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld’s beautiful designs for the iconic fashion house? And for this show, feminism was a huge theme; it even ended with the models taking feminist protest marching holding placards and chanting. It wasn’t necessarily all fun and games, the fashion was on-point with suits of all patterns & prints, then floral prints in vibrant orange, purple & pink combinations and clashing knits, before transitioning to muted tones with floral embellishments, metallic brick-like panels, dresses with short poof sleeves and leather & lace. Click here to watch the full Chanel SS15 RTW show.

Alexander McQueen

Another major designer on my most-loved list, the Alexander McQueen show was one I thoroughly looked forward to. Adhering to the usual darkness of a McQueen collection, designer Sarah Burton channeled Japanese samurai warriors for the RTW one with a lot of black, black patent half-masks and tall gladiator sandals on all models. Leather, floral motifs and deep-tiered ruffles were also huge factors featuring throughout.

Iris Van Herpen

I adore Dutch designer Iris Van Herpen’s take on 3D printing and how it influences her designs. This season’s collection, entitled “Magnetic Motion”, featured patent leather laser-cut pieces bodices, skirts and dresses that resembled armor or an exoskeleton as well as high & plunging necklines, peplum cuts, cocoon dresses and closed the show with a selection of 3D printed dresses.

JC de Castelbajac

For the JC de Castelbajac, designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac decided to opt for a futuristic theme on fashion. It was extremely colourful, prominently featuring sky blue, red, yellow, white & orange with oversized visors, sheer mesh and striped motifs. If this is what we’re wearing in years to come, I’m extremely excited!

Valentin Yudashkin

Oh how I was blown away by the Valentin Yudashkin show! Ethereal beauty was definite for this collection, from its floral arch at the top of the runway to each beautiful piece the models sported towards the end of it. There was a lot of white, some textured and some printed, pastels and fishtail skirt finishes, sequins and crystal embellishments, and then the beautiful floral appiqué confection gowns to close the show. I was in heaven.

Valentino

The Valentino show featured so many looks that neared 80 in total. It transitioned from being dark & sophisticated into the typical Valentino patterned fashion that featured tiered gowns, moved into white & pastel rainbow pieces with sheer overlays and lasercut cut outs, silk printed gowns and closed with muted pastel dress in plunging necklines and sheer materials.

Images courtesy of Style.com

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