Paris Fashion Week // BEST MOMENTS

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been vicariously living through dozens of my favorite writers covering Paris and Milan fashion week, and I’ve only come to one conclusion: If I don’t secure a seat for next year, there will be tears. From the street style to the runways to Anna Wintour’s pursed lips, I just can’t get enough fashion week coverage

Here a roundup of our can’t-miss shows from this year’s fashion week:

Jacquemus

For spring, Simon Porte Jacquemus diverted from his sculpturing with a collection based on his mother’s glamorous beach style.
“I never saw my mother more beautiful than on evenings after
the beach and probably when she was in love,” he said.

Inspiration came from “souvenir shops filled with earrings, ceramics, sarongs and headbands.” He called her archetype, “La bombe,” and
we gotta say, he nailed this beachy glamour look, imbued with a discreet and charming nostalgia.

Saint Laurent

The Saint Laurent woman can get by with very little, provided she has a great pair of legs (this collection certainly had its share of short shorts). The idea behind the collection was to mix up luxury versions of clothes that girls want to wear every day, and then give them a kind of brute romanticism, a tender toughness.

Denim jackets made in sheared mink, and tough cognac leather draped into dresses.

Y/Project

The Y/Project showcased everyday archetypes — dorky dads, country club girls, Nineties suburban kids — but with bold new attitudes. The dorky dad in his Hawaiian shirt and khakis; the goody two-shoes girl in her pink cardigan and pearls; and the Nineties suburban kid who listened to rap in his fleece, jeans and Timberlands. Taking what’s familiar and basic, way out of its comfort zone, is Martens’ gift and goal, which is certainly accomplished with this collection.

Proenza Schouler

The Proenza collection took a surprising turn toward commercial. They worked with many of their signature themes, but rendered with a light touch — asymmetry, corsetry, artful exposure, the layering of seemingly unlike elements. This resulted in a dressed-up but relaxed attitude, whether
in body-con ribbed knits that found a touch of edge in layered-on leather corset bras, or a white glamour jacket with black waist inset over a black front skirt.

Celine

Love, love, loved the Spring 2018 collection by Celine! There was a big outdoor-inspired component to the collection, emphasised by benches covered in sleeping bags. A trio of oversized suits with equally large trench coats opened the show, setting the tone for what to expect: wearable
pieces that would actually fit into women’s everyday lives.

A magnificent white leather poncho closed the show, and a trench with a hem so long it could be doubled back and fastened around the neck to create a cape.

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