Aside from the Corona virus news that’s keeping us and the whole world quite busy, Paris Fashion Week has just ended thus concluding a month-long stretch of fashion shows and globetrotting in style. So what have we gathered from London, New York, Milan, and Paris? We will aim to shed light on the most interesting highlights so you won’t feel like you really missed out!
1 || Balenciaga Addresses Climate Change
The front three rows were completely submerged in water, the ceiling projected clouds and gave off the illusion of the sky falling in; this was Balenciaga’s cry for climate relief. The collection was nonetheless magnificent inspired by Demna Gvasalia’s youth as well as by silhouettes of Cristobel Balenciaga.
2 || Balmain Goes Kimmy
Models were sent down the runway in top-to-toe latex in an effort by Olivier Rousteing to prove that his style is not just about the glam. The more interesting thing though is that following the show Kim Kardashian West sported three of his looks within 24 hours. Go figure.
3 || Chanel Goes Black and White
Chanel’s show in Paris was a very simple romanticism without flourishes and frills. The collection was almost entirely in black and white with bits of green and pink thrown in. The emphasis was on shorts, jodhpurs, and side-slit trousers.
4 || Marie Antoinette At Moschino
Moschino’s Milan show was a showcase of opulent extravagance, think Marie Antoinette in 2020. Think Gigi Hadid in a biker jacket over a puffy satin dress, as well as tiered-cake gowns which were inspired by the famous “Let them eat cake”.
5 || Stella McCartney And Her Life-Size Animals
Stella McCartney took the chance to address climate issues by making her show completely carbon neutral. She gave her guests seeds to plant, and sent life-size animal costumes down the runway to better emphasise her point.
6 || New Brand Alert
Mithridate is a brand-new label to take note of. They held their debut presentation at the Victoria & Albert Museum, with a collection that featured bold prints and playful silhouettes. Demon Zhang, the brand’s founder is a graduate of Central St Martins and is always inspired by London’s aesthetic of ancient meets modern.
7 || Unsettling At Versace
Guests were faced with screens that mirrored them back and then the images morphed and contorted, which was humorous yet quite unsettling. The show itself however was replete with thigh-high Wellington boots, patchwork denim, razor-cut leather dresses, and tailored houndstooth.
8 || Erdem Changes Tactics
Erdem Moralioglu worked with the curator of the National Portrait Gallery to produce a decadent collection inspired by the photographer’s work in the 1920s and 30’s. Think silver brocade suits, metallic gowns, and embellished pleats.
9 || Yolanda Hadid In Off-White
Virgil Abloh cast the three Hadids (Gigi, Bella, and their mom Yolanda) in his show. On top of that, the setting itself was quite Instagrammable with cars sliced in half, sequinned clothes, cow prints, and bright leather.
10 || Richard Quinn Veils Them
Quinn’s latest collection featured his signature prints alongside latex layers, pearls, crystals, ostrich head pieces and the words “God Save The Quinn”!