Altuzarra started off with some very hippie inspired pieces, evolved into some gorgeously structured pieces (like that alligator coat), and ended with dresses that felt very art deco.
Rebecca Minkoff showed us some beautifully flowy pieces that just felt like Spring. I loved the pairing of the structured moto-style pieces over the billowing feminine pieces.
Tibi always nails it with pieces that women want to wear! Mixing the simple with the elegant for looks that seem high-fashion but are still wearable. The use of color and texture is on point and we all appreciate the extra thought put into each detail.
Mara Hoffman is one of my very favorites! Her work with prints and colors is absolute perfection! Inspired by Willie Nelson, Mara showed us her interpretation of “Americana” with prints of blue skies, wheat fields, and stars.
Phelan launched her first collection with the theme of “movement” pairing a plethora of knitwear (her area of expertise) with rich woven fabrics.
Herve Leger by Max Azria collection took the structure of their staple bandage dresses to a whole different level! To celebrate their 30th anniversary they found a way to keep the spirit of what they do best and evolving it in a way that surprised us all.
Monique Lhuillier stayed true to the heart of her brand by showcasing beautifully feminine pieces with a “party dress” feel. The designs felt very youthful with vibrant colors and fun florals.
No one does a runway like Chrisian Siriano! His formalwear is a thing of beauty and his sense of pageantry is unparalleled! It’s really just one of those things you have to see to understand…
The Yigal Azrouel was a breath of spring with effortless pieces that were way more complex than they initially appeared. Stand out pieces included the printed double-breast cape dress, leather moto jacket with chiffon sleeves embroidered with ferns, and the lace top paired with white trousers.
The Idan Cohen collection boasted beautiful formalwear with a mermaid spin. The nod to the scallop shell seen throughout the runway was intricate and original and the bodice details of each piece are dying to shine on the red carpet.
The Katie Gallagher “Chinatown” collection might conjure up images of crane printed satin and mandarin collars, but instead she focused on how Chinatown makes her “feel”. The collection itself boasted a lot of black and white wearable pieces with perfectly placed pops of red.
Custo Barcelona always puts up a solid show, and the style always lends itself better to Spring/Summer. The intricate pieces of the collection showed an attention-to-detail that commands some serious respect.
If I could use one word to describe the Sally LaPointe runway, it would be… luxe! The richness of the fabrics, the perfect slouch of the knits, and the pops of pony hair don’t exactly feel like “Spring” but it definitely reminds us of those final cool nights before the heat sets in.
Oh Betsey, how I love thee! I always look forward to what Betsey Johnson brings to Fashion week… Her over-the-top runway feels more like a party than a fashion show. While her Spring/Summer runway was nothing short of the what you would expect, she also took the time to pay some serious respect. The overall runway was an ode to her 50 years in the fashion industry, starting with the current tutu trend and working her way backwards with a nod to 90s grunge, 80s pinstripes, and the swingin’ 60s. The last looks of the showed what the 50s meant to her: inspired by dance costumes she wore as a child. Why her dance costumes? Because before her show she arranged for a car to pick up her 94-year old dance teacher, Ann Pimm– the woman who brought her to New York. The woman she dedicated her show to… It felt like her runway was saying, “Look at all I’ve been able to do because of you.” Betsey walked out at the end with roses for Pimm and donned in an American Flag shirt she designed in 2001 after 9/11. Because her show fell on on 9/11 this year, she said she was going to “wear it for the firemen.” What a stand-up gal!
Giulietta launched a runway that was equal parts sporty and futuristic. Key pieces included the bandaged jumpsuit with printed bottoms, the red banded dress with flutter sleeves, and the green and black dress with blouson sleeves.
Oh the Givenchy! There is always a sense of solemness at the Givenchy runway– feels kind of like sitting in a beautiful church… You just feel so struck with awe you can’t help but pay respect. The start of the collection was reminiscent of vintage lingerie ads which evolved into exquisite formalwear paired with amazing bejeweled “face wear”. Stunning!
It’s the last day of Paris Fashion Week… which brings an end to “Fashion Month” 😦 Day 9 started with Louis Vuitton and I absolutely LOVED their flipped-edge-peplum tops; then we move to the Zuhair Murad collection that was beyond beautiful; Miu Miu rocked it with some mixing of classic patterns in bright colors; and finally to Moncler Gamme Rouge which was the surprise of the day- I have a weakness for Equestrian-inspired fashion and this one was right on the money! Check out my picks below…
Since the PFW schedule was announced, I’ve been sitting on pins and needles for Day 8! A day that begins with Chanel, middles with Valentino, and ends with Alexander McQueen is a fashion addicts DREAM! The hardest part was narrowing down three favorites…
Day 5 of Paris Fashion Week was quite a day… Probably the most “Parisian” we’ve seen so far. The party dresses by Martin Grant were incredibly chic yet wearable with pieces available for business and cocktail hour; the Elie Saab collection was everything you expect and more with gorgeous gowns I’m sure we’ll see on The Red Carpet; and Olympia Le-Tan was a theatric surprise of ballet-inspired pieces that hit the perfect balance between show-quality and actually-wearable… Check out my favorites below: