Paris Fashion Week never fails me! With one of the best lineups for Spring/Summer, it was hard to pick and choose my favorite shows of the week. Even though I loved so many of the collections for the season, I’ve picked out what I thought was the best of the best.
Karl always knows how to put on the best shows with Chanel. This week, Chanel turned the Grand Palais into a tech wonderland. Colorful wires covered the place making the perfect background for this collection. The pieces themselves of course had the classic Chanel look with an underlying futuristic vibe. Suit styles were straight from the 40’s, the feel of the look overall was very futuristic, and the hair and makeup had some definite 90’s feels.
Virgil Abloh is taking over the street wear game with Off-White. This Milan-based fashion label presented sheers, graphics, knits and denim at their menswear show in Paris this week. I loved this show because after checking out the looks I felt inspired to start putting together new outfits and creating new ways to dress. Although this was a menswear show, female models made quick appearances in sweatshirts and oversized pants.
Watching this show was a pure mood booster. Fun colors, high wasited everything, bold prints, and a total resort feel were displayed by Miu Miu for this season.
Haider Ackermeanns’s SS17 show had me captivated. Filled with bold colors and sharp sillouttes, I could’t keep my eyes off these looks. My favorite trends in this show were metallics, large prints, and sharp makeup.
After losing Maria Grazia Chiuri to Dior, Pierpaolo Piccioli worked solo on this collection and left everyone speechless. Although the roots of Valentino were displayed in this show, Piccioli added a twist to the collection keeping things interesting. The colors worked in perfect harmony with each other, the prints made each piece stand out, and the fabrics added a sense of romance to the show.
When you think Dior you think girly, light, florals, sparkles, or anything in that area. Well, that has changed with the house’s new creative director, Maria Grazia Chiuri. Taking a feminine brand and making it modern was Chiuri’s goal for this collection and I think it worked.
Bouchra Jarrar’s first show with Lavin was incredible. This collection gave off an edgy feminine vibe that stood out among other shows. Sheers, neutrals, and a touch or florals showed how the brand is evolving from their norm.