Okay guys! Fashion week is over, leaving me wondering if I’m more sad about the end of the most inspiring week of the season or more relieved at the bye-bye of 5-hour nights. Either way, I am already looking forward to Haute Couture Fashion Week next January (the Christmas eve for fashionistas like me!). In the meantime, I wanted to show you my highlights and favourite shows I attended this past week!
Ready… Set… GO!
The first day of fashion week was the most calm one for me, as I had lots of work to do for my master. But luckily I managed to get some time to visit Aalto’s backstage before the show. The makeup was minimal, with highlighted skin and loose hair.
Anne Sofie Madsen’s SS17 collection was a mix of romanticism and decadence. Big ruffles and corsets reminisced of another time, while the big glasses on the models gave them a quirky modern feel.
And what makes for the perfect ending to a day of shows and events? Some Ladurée sweet treats with friends, and more specifically, THE cheesecake (Can we please take a moment to honour the cutest looking cheesecake ever made?).
All my colour cravings were present the third day of fashion week, making it one of my favourites. From the mostard yellow and earthy pinks of Chloé, to the perfect burned orange of Balmain, and of course, the myriad of pastel shades at the Manish Arora in form of a print of sea creatures emoticons.
In brief, we could call this the rainbow day of my fashion week. Not to forget the always sophisticated, always chic collection of Alexis Mabille, of which I loved every piece (I mean, have you seen that bright yellow dress? Just stunning.).
Talking some more about prints, if there’s one print that always calls spring and summer it’s florals. You know it, I know it, and definitely Andrew GN and Rahul Mishra know it!
Adrew GN’s collection exhuded elegance and grace. There was a reinterpreted Renaissance feel to the collection, where trumpet sleeves and ruffled shoulders were key.
The fun collection of Rahul Mishra was filled of pastel colours and cultural influence. Welcome to a dream!
In between shows, I got to hang out with my friend Lynn Quanjel and attend the Alonlivne presentation with her. We always have such a lovely time together.
Day 6 was the day of romance and lace with the shows of Valentino and John Galliano.
Valentino, oh Valentino… True to its soul, the collection was full of ethereal dresses and rosy shades.
Next up: John Galliano. There we got to admire first hand the amazing antique embroidery, ruffles and lace, which combined into a sense of innocence and naivety. Just marvellous!
The last few days of fashion week, I had to prioritise and make time to study for an exam. It was hard, but I managed to attend a few more shows.
Leonard Paris felt so maximalist: a splashy palm tree print was found in many of the pieces together with lamé fabrics and luscious colour combinations.
Valentin Yudashkin, as always, represented the ultimate timeless elegance: long mermaid dresses, lots of sparkle and champagne colours.
And to finish up Paris Fashion Week, I attended YDE’s collection, a playful ode to fashion, with tons of ruffles and fun floral head pieces.
Overall, I can say that I will prepare myself to wear tons of ruffles next spring! Ah… Warm weather couldn’t come back soon enough! Tell me girls, which one was your favourite show?