Paris Fashion Week FW2018 Trend Recap

March 8, 2018 by  
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Spring is in the air and fashion month is over. Time to elaborate on everything we’ve seen. You’ve seen our Milan Recap now let’s summ up some of the Paris Fashion Week highlights. In terms of beauty the sky was the limit as gold colored hair, rainbow eyeshadow and extraordinary frizz made it’s way onto the runway. Fashion wise big themes were protective (layers) of clothing), futuristic, shiny designs, the eighties, cinched waists, logomania, crazy headpieces, plaids and a good mixing game of street and chic. And while you probably don’t want to wear anything else but your pj’s now, after a month filled with fashion, here’s what to look forward to. Five trends you’ll be rocking a year from now.

Romanctic & dreamy dresses (for days)

All wrapped up (toss on blankets) – as seen in Milan

Wild thoughts

Layering game

High shine

Louis Vuitton Catwalk Fashion Show Paris FW2018

March 7, 2018 by  
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A spaceship landed inside the Louvre right before the Louis Vuitton show kicked off. The Star Wars-y vehicle came from the future and brought us a highly desirable, wearable and ladylike FW2018 collection. Remarkable? The Arclight it-sneaker had made way for perfect pumps. And skirt(suits) and sportive tops (cropped jackets and sweater details) were a big theme all throughout the show. Models looked chic and sophisticated; handbags under their arms, one glove on, LV logo´s on their chest. Highlights were a checked, unbuttoned dress worn over a pair of camel trousers and a woolen sweater as well as a leather coat paired with some sparkly trousers and a chain belt. No best selling sneakers, but many soon to be hit items for the modern day girl that is all about contemporary clothing with just the right edge and sophistication. And now it´s back to space for the LV shuttle. What a way to end a fashion filled month.

Chanel Catwalk Fashion Show Paris FW2018

March 7, 2018 by  
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“I’ve always loved autumn. This is a kind of Indian summer, with all the leaves. It’s a beautiful mood`, Karl stated backstage. And so we ended in a true Chanel forest (inside the Grand Palais) to witness his latest collection. A solid and chic Chanel line-up, without any huge surprises. Then again doesn’t the show’s backdrop at Chanel always deserves and gets the most attention? Tweed (skirt) suits, high (Karl Lagerfeld) collars, extra chunky scarves, high buns and big earring painted the fw2018 images. Puffer coats and hoodies added a sportive touch. While a finale of sheer black lace dresses worn with bright colored gloves added for some extra drama (and holidays dress up options). Designs way to chic for walk in the forest. Yet if Karl Lagerfeld says so let´s go, into the woods!

Alexander McQueen Catwalk Fashion Show Paris FW2018

March 6, 2018 by  
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Knitted personalised sweaters awaited the most important guests at Alexander McQueen. The nicest gift to please those critics. The collection inspired by the idea of “butterflies and bugs, and paradise found rather than lost.” had little to do with those knitwear pieces. It kicked off with multiple sheer and lace combinations in which the models looked fierce and sexy. Corset details, cinched waists, bright red lips, their hair tight back. Strong shouldered jackets and an extremely boxy emerald suit added for some contrast in silhouette. While the finale was a costum-y dress up gown game (with fringes, feathers, ruffles and what not) of it´s own. It wasn´t the most wearable collection. But hey, we get to take home that McQueen sweater with our name on it. We´re in good spirits anyway.

Stella McCartney Catwalk Fashion Show Paris FW2018

March 6, 2018 by  
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Apart from the few menswear looks (from her menswear line that is just one year old) the Stella McCartney womenswear was a perfect interplay of masculinity and femineity. She introduced a fair amount of long lace, pastel colored dresses and alternated them with winter suits and checked woolen coats. Large prints of British artist J.H. linch paintings were the statement makers on several dreamy, transparent dresses. Bags were big and shoes less chunky than the Stella’s we’ve spotted out on the streets these weeks. Still there was lots to love. And with the sustainability factor becoming more and more important Stella McCartney is staying one of the key players in the international fashion game (the designer is said to be wanting to buy back parent company Kering’s 50 percent). The finale’s white lace maxi dress looked pretty enough to get married in. And we can’t help but already imagining those pretty fairytale dresses on Hollywood parties and award shows to come.

 

Streetfashion Paris Womenswear FW2018, Day 07

March 6, 2018 by  
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What are you wearing during the fashionweeks? Your Gucci-shoes, that Balenciaga-shirt or your latest Vetements-denim? Maybe we’ll spot you in Paris, Milan, New York or Amsterdam. During the fashionweeks we refresh our streetwear posts regularly. We don’t judge, we’re not the fashion-police, we just enjoy fashion and your own personal style. Next stop: Paris Fashionweek, womenswear FW2018/19.

Valentino Catwalk Fashion Show Paris FW2018

March 5, 2018 by  
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If you were to look up modern elgegancy images of Valentino’s fall/winter2018 runway would be popping up. Pierpaolo Piccioli Romanticism collection as he called it was perfect in every way. It was a true Valentino show in the sense of the large line up of long dreamy dresses, the use of the most beautiful materials and a Valentino red section in the middle. Yet there was so much more to this collection that felt fresh and unlike any other collection we’ve seen the last couple of weeks. No pulling from the archives, no throwbacks to seventies or eighties, but just a new light shed on elegancy. Long dresses worn over pants, capes and (riding) hoods, high collars and small scarves, strapless details, wide sleeves, flowing lines, floral appliqués and lots of ruffles painted the picture. All of this done and created in the most beautiful color palette. Fresh looking dream designs for the modern day woman of just about any age. Valentino can be SO proud.

Balenciaga Catwalk Fashion Show Paris FW2018

March 5, 2018 by  
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Take a look at the current fashion trends and you’ll notice 5 out of 10 trends originate back to Balenciaga. It’s not just the shoes (the knife boots, the metallic ankle boots and those Triple S sneakers) that are selling like hot cakes (despite their price tag). It’s the checks, the trench coats, the fanny packs, the logos and what not. And after clicking through fw2018 we can reassure you Balenciaga will again be one of the hit makers of the new season. The show, in which both male and female models walked, was about covering up for the cold. The backdrop was, as designer Gvasalia put it, a kind of a snowboarder paradise from the beginning of the ’90s; a fake snow mountain covered in graffiti. And what do you do when temperatures drop? You layer up. Right?! And so models sported fur coats over parkas over checked shirts over jersey sweaters over floral dresses over checked skirts. No doubt layering will be a big theme next year. An image of Joey from Friends wearing every fashion piece from his closet has already been hunting us since the show. New 3D techniques created foam out of bonded traditional fabrics. The result of super fitted, body hugging designs had something futuristic to it. And the brand proved it’s focus on the future by promoting the World Food Program and by donating $250,000. “You see, I don’t want to be just a T-shirt-and-hoodie man. We sell them, of course—but I feel I have a responsibility to do it in a way which brings a message”, Gvasalia stated as his new sneaker is hitting headlines on social media and all the big fashion websites.

Hermes Catwalk Fashion Show Paris FW2018

March 4, 2018 by  
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On an outdoor red runway Hermes models appeared looking strong, confident and a little dark. Their head to toe black leather looks with studs and gloves had a bondage/fetish touch to them. Yet as more color came into the collection the exciting feel of a fresh fashion season kicked in. A woolen dress with mustard colored boots might be quite a simple idea, but looked o so sophisticated. And those colored knee high boots turned many of the collection’s looks from plain to powerful. Leather trench coats, a woolen duffel coat and a selection of aviator jackets created an impressive outdoor game. Tiny bags and XL versions added some contrast to the Hermes luggage game. There was so much to love we’d almost just want to skip summer al along. Just click through our gallery and you’ll see why a belted leather dress, a pair of orange colored boots with a tiny studded bag is our fall/winter 2018 dream look. Ultimate elegancy in the perfect autumn color palette. Worth the freeeeezing open air wait? Absolutely.

 

Haider Ackermann Catwalk Fashion Show Paris FW2018

March 4, 2018 by  
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Spiky shag wigs and pale faces had Haider Ackermann’s models look slightly ill. Yet it didn’t effect the impact of his range of colorful looks. A dusty pink asymmetric tuxedo jacket paired with white tights and green velvet laced up booties spoke just as loudly. As did an olive green parka coat, a shiny orange suit and a leopard printed trench. “We’re going through strange times; I wanted to have this fragility, but [also] something very uplifting,” Ackermann explained to the press. Not sure what that statement really spoke of, but there were plenty of uplifting pieces indeed. Sporty meets chic meets grungy was given an extra feminine touch by embroideries, pleats and ruffles. Whatever next year’s dresscode Ackermann will have you covered.

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