We have come to our final destination for our Spring 2018 Fashion Weeks….Paris and so far it hasn’t disappointed! Lots of trends, lots of new venues and designers with established Houses. Let’s take a look at several of the Brands I always follow, no new ones here but the current designers are looking to the originators for their inspiration…
Saint Laurent chose to do their show in front of the iconic Eiffel Tower…wow, could anything be more French….having Dior and Saint Laurent on the same day to me is quite ironic since Yves Saint Laurent was Dior’s Assistant and the person M. Dior chose to succeed him. We will look at Dior next.
The catwalk and seating, amazing!
One of the trends that has been in almost all collections from New York to Paris, the broad shoulder influenced by the 1980’s and to think Dynasty is being given a new life in a new TV series….interesting. This looks very YSL with the twist of the feather boot. I quite like them.
Two more looks straight out of the Saint Laurent archives, the deep plunge neckline and tight accented waist and the bold pink “ruffle” bodice with black…note the shoe and the boot, as I have mentioned in the last 6 posts, footwear is what is happening, without question…lots and lots of new looks to add to our wardrobes.
The Saint Laurent version of the LBD!
The Saint Laurent finale.
The House of Christian Dior is celebrating its 70th year with major exhibitions, books by the score and a stunning new collection by its first female designer, Maria Grazia Chiuri. Spring 2018 kicked off the Paris Collections and her theme was women in art and saluted Niki de Saint Phalle’s art. The show took place in the gardens of the Musée Rodin and the stage had 80,000 pieces of mirror 7.2 tons of concrete, a workforce of 80 and 20 days to complete….I’m sure it was spectacular…here is a partial view of the masterpiece.
Stripes, denim, messages on tees. First Exit!
Denim with wool fringe, love this look, fresh, on trend.
Black and white leather with color accents with a tulle skirt, of course, to be worn with a lining but I really like the juxtaposition of hard chic with the tulle skirt.
The 2018 version of the Bar jacket topping another tulle skirt with Niki’s art applique.
One of the colors for Spring 2018, red here in leather and knits, two more of the trends we have seen in all the markets.
Chrome and stripes.
This, to me, is very Christian Dior, classic yet modern, a forever dress and making it even more “now” worn with flats!
Lanvin show at the Grand Palais the first collection by Artistic Director Olivier Lapidus who has plans to turn the oldest continuing House into “a French Michael Kors”. The House has been in decline since the departure of the talented Elber Albaz.
One of the colors of the Spring 2018 season.
And red….again note the footwear.
One of my favorite designers is Dries Van Noten, his combination of color and prints is always imaginative and thought-provoking. Here are a couple of looks from his Collection.
Stripes one of my major trends for Spring 2018 along with chrome yellow.
The LBD Dries style.