March 8, 2018
by Rachael Comeau
At Paris Fashion Week, which marks the end of the Fall 2018 show season, maximalist, bold trends again stole the attention. Among the most noteworthy of these trends is the use of holographic, iridescent, and metallic fabrics. At shows like Maison Margiela, Nina Ricci, and Balmain loud fabrics appeared everywhere from outerwear to accessories and shoes.
Olivier Rousteing imagined his most recent Balmain collection in the year 2050, which was fitting considering the entirely holographic, futuristic looks featured in the show. At Anrealage, a collection entitled “Prism” featured reflective pieces in voluminous silhouettes that were meant to vary in appearance, depending on perspective.
Click through the slideshow above to see how other designers incorporated the holographic trend into their Fall 2018 shows.
October 2, 2017
by Rachael Comeau
With fashion month now coming to a close, Paris Fashion Week solidified the major trends that we’ll most definitely be seeing in spring 2018. Following in the footsteps of New York, London, and Milan, key trends from Paris continue to be bold and daring. One standout trend from the runways is patent leather/vinyl pieces, featured prominently in both clothing and accessories. Designers like Balmain, Proenza Schouler, and Isabel Marant all incorporated this look into their most recent collections.
Kym Ellery was inspired by forward thinkers of the 20th century, as well as the 1960’s decade when creating her spring 2018 line. The collection was packed with references to retro-looks, and included pieces like statement blouses and flared pants, as well as a black patent leather a-line skirt. Designer Tuomas Merikoski of AALTO featured this trend in the form of a slouchy pant, while in the accessories department, Proenza Schouler paired every look with a pair of patent leather, pointed toe shoes.
Click through the slideshow above to see how other designers interpreted the patent leather/vinyl trend for spring 2018.
March 11, 2017
by Rachael Comeau
Throughout Paris Fashion Week, statement trends like metallic fabrics and bold, vibrant colors were all key styles for this upcoming fall season. One that proved to be most versatile throughout the shows was the classic turtleneck. This piece appeared on almost every runway, solidifying its place as a staple once again for the colder months of the year. Designers like Elie Saab, Christian Dior, and Chanel all featured the turtleneck in their collections, each in their own signature aesthetic.
Zuhair Murad drew inspiration for his show from French music and fashion icon Francoise Hardy, showing a simple black turtleneck layered under a cropped jacket. Stella McCartney took a monochromatic approach to the style in her collection, featuring a turtleneck camel-colored jumpsuit under an ankle length coat of the same tone, both in a slightly oversized fit. Channeling a more edgy side was Saint Laurent, which included a white turtleneck sweater paired with a black leather jacket and skirt.
Click through the slideshow above to see our other top picks for for turtlenecks, sure to become a staple item in your fall wardrobes.
October 5, 2016
by Rachael Comeau
The days of minimalist pieces making up entire collections on all of the prominent runways are definitely gone, as designers have opted to show more boisterous, statement items, bold colors, and attention-catching embellishments this season. For the average viewer of these shows, it may even be hard to distinguish which season the clothing is meant for. Several designers this Paris Fashion Week have ignored traditional spring/summer color palettes, prints, and silhouettes, not letting the classic confines of warm weather clothing get in the way of individuality and creativity. One of the most popular ways of doing it this spring/summer season is through the use of slogans, logos, and graphic text, mostly utilized by designers as the focal point of the look.
Arguably the most notable of these pieces is Christian Dior’s slogan tee displaying the phrase, “We Should All Be Feminists.” It’s a perfect fit for a collection debut by Dior’s first ever female creative director, Maria Grazia Chiuri, who wanted to convey the message that there is not only one kind of woman. For a brand that has long prided itself on exuding the epitome of graceful looks and French culture, this collection was a refreshing new take on romantic femininity.
Vanessa Seward incorporated a t-shirt into her collection reading “Cada loco con su tema,” which she described as meaning “every crazy person with a story.“ The collection as a whole was a classic depiction of what the designer is known for, including printed silk blouses, dark wash denim, and casual jumpsuits. Sacai’s most recent collection by creative director Chitose Abe was a tribute to icons such as Jimi Hendrix, Pablo Picasso, and Kurt Cobain. The line of effortlessly cool pieces included a statement tee reading “Fashion is a Passion.”
Click through the slideshow to see our other top picks for statement-making slogan tops and garments for this upcoming spring/summer season.