Paris fashion week may only last a week but it certainly feels like it has taken over the beautiful French capital. Even if you're not able to attend any of the shows, walking around the city is like non-stop live production of it's own. Here at LUXOS, our summer wish list has got significantly longer! From bright colours and sparkles to minimalist looks, here's a recap on what we've loved so far...
Dévastée opened up the week with their dreamy black and white collection. The young designers have stayed true to their original dogma by presenting eerie designs such as hands and graves as patterns on their clothes. The pantsuits, floaty collared dresses and cardigans allowed for a 20's Gatsby quality while also following suit to the summer coat trend. The collection is sober and delightful, a perfect example of Parisian fashion.
VSP and Chalayan have teamed up to create what is sure to be a summer favourite. The collection boasts leather, lots of it, and has the ability to make you want to wear it all right away. Known for their leather, VSP's collaboration with Chalayan really plays on the merging of fabric, surface and shape. Double-ended zips, laser cut-outs, and cotton/leather jackets will be the perfect details to the modern feminine. While the weather has been lovely this week, we will have to wait a while before slipping on soft, light pink jackets and white dresses under these lovelies.
"My woman's sport is fashion!" Alexis Mabille's newest collection (title image) certainly brought a new meaning to sporty chic. With dark colours, hooded sweaters, and military chains the catwalk gave off an energetic vibe that was a huge contrast to its location at the Hotel de Rothschild. The mesh trims and sequined bikinis were a fun addition to the track-inspired trousers and eyelet cardigans. Keeping track of all the different inspirations of his spring summer collection certainly is a sport of it's own.
The IRFE show's location, the Grand Hotel InterContinental, resembled a ballroom in Imperial Russia. Of course this may have been intentional as the original founders of the brand were members of the Romanoff family. However, the models walking down the runway were everything the modern city girl aspires to be. In a similar way as Alexis Mabille, Olga Sorokina's collection mixes military chic and some other themes to deconstruct the typical spring summer trends. Black and white, androgynous suit jackets and a lot of denim were also big parts of her collection.