The Paris Fashion Week Digest – Episode 3
It was difficult, but the deed had to be done. Paris had a lot to offer this season, but we've finally rounded down to five of our favourites. It was hard!| March 20, 2017
Paris, we’ll always have you! When inspiration runs dry, when our current wardrobe no longer entertains, we’ll always have you! Paris Fashion Week was filled with knockout collections, but the deed had to be done – favourites had to be picked. After several intense discussions over Mont Blancs and store-bought bottled water – why hotels in Paris don’t provide bottled water is beyond me – we finally came up with what we think were the best collections we saw in Paris. Do you concur? Leave it in the comments below, then head on over here for our favourites from Milan and here for more of our fashion week coverage.
Isabel Marant knows how to give a girl highly wearable clothes but she manages to do it in a way that doesn’t bore. She makes you forget that you already own a shearling jacket or a tailored blazer, because the one she’s offering is so much better. Yeah, we’ll have one of each, thanks.
Oversized shearling-jacket-glove hybrids, rhinestone encrusted sweaters and boots, stiff ruffles and a lot of shoulder. Some may have found Anthony Vaccarello’s debut at Saint Laurent to be rocky, but this? We think he killed it. It was sexy, feisty, angsty and brimming with cool. See our favourite moments straight from the runway here.
Miu Miu’s show location at Place D’Iena was covered from ceiling to seat to floor in purple fur, a not-so-subtle teaser to the thoroughly fluffy collection. Miuccia Prada’s collections are always backed with an intricate narrative, so we’re not going to even attempt to pick it apart with the references. That’ll take several pages, front and back. Instead, we’re going to focus on the elements – embroidered ’70s knits, bejewelled party dresses, strong shoulders, trompe l’œil plastic coats over sequins, fluffy hats and eurgh, the shoes! THE SHOES!
Has Chitose Abe ever let us down? Sacai makes our list for the third season in a row and we think this might be her best instalment of the lot yet. Everything just looks so achingly cool. Abe is invested in the hybrid look, but there’s nothing about her aesthetic that is messy. This season, she taps into so much – checks, sporty stripes, denim, florals and tassels – but everything was so coherent. It was so hard to pick just six of our favourites for the collage above. Read our interview with the Japanese designer here.
Everyone entered Loewe’s show space feeling lost – literally as the whole place was pitch black – and left humming Linda Scott’s jaunty “I’ve Told Ev’ry Little Star”. The clothes, too, were a mix of opposites. There’s that Loewe brand of androgynous boxiness, but the collection is undoubtedly Loewe’s most feminine yet. Elle Fanning? Emma Watson? Lily Collins? Somebody, PLEASE! Browse all the must-see details right over here.
Runway Images: Vogue.com