All posts tagged: Paris Fashion Week

#PFW S/S17 Welcome to the Revolution! | Favourites 2

Known as the ‘City of Love’. Love for so many things that do not exclude Fashion. Love for the Arts, the People, the Culture. This is Paris! Sacai This is one of the newer brands in my vocabulary that I’m getting to know more and more about 🙂 and this season may have been their strongest collection to date! To give you a little insight, the brand is founded by Chitose Abe who previously worked as a pattern cutter under Rei Kawakubo at Comme Des Garçons and later, as a design member at Junya Watanabe. From there on, you can expect super creativity but it doesn’t stop there. No. It never stops. The dreams keep rolling. The aesthetic of Sacai is fresh, exciting and ever-evolving that moving from New York to Paris to show, cements its worth. You can expect the mixing of different fabrics from Sacai – quite like collage, executed with such finesse that the idea of collage was a second thought. The clothes though! It’s worth seeing any video footage you can find, as …

#PFW S/S17 Creative Souls | Favourites 1

Known as the ‘City of Love’. Love for so many things that do not exclude Fashion. Love for the Arts, the People, the Culture. This is Paris! When it comes to Paris, the focus is inevitably on the famous Fashion Houses. But what remains always challenging and evolving is the stories and legacy that they continue to build upon. This is about how the present is effected by the past to ensure the future for these Fashion Houses. As you may know from some of my previous posts, some big brands have gone down a 180 degree route after the appointment of its newest creative director. In this post though, we’re not talking about any 180 degree flip although can’t say it’s remained at 0 degrees either! Balmain The appointment of Olivier Rousteing has had an enormous effect on Balmain. The other good news? He’s not going anywhere just yet. Not when he shows a collection like this! (If one day, he decides to, I’m sure that he will also show a stunning collection by …

#PFW Recap ‘…even the biggest balloon eventually bursts’ | Controversial

Known as the ‘City of Love’. Love for so many things that do not exclude Fashion. Love for the Arts, the People, the Culture. This is Paris! I’m going to start out softly with this post which will otherwise be critical (I don’t want to say negative). But given the many favourites I have already mentioned in other fashion weeks, where designers have been on a high, it’s necessary to show the lows too. Then you can decide for yourself what it means to reach potential…or not. Rick Owens I like to think of Rick Owens as a conceptual artist and not just a fashion designer, because his collections are directly that – conceptual. But this season’s collection fell a  bit short for me. Rick Owens to me, pursues a type of darkness that is not so often seen and a rare beauty it is. The problem I have here is that I don’t feel that it’s a finalised collection. Much of it still felt very experimental and not quite sure of itself yet (until …

Love: My Favourite Cuts ✂️ From #PFW Fall RTW 2016 part 3

Catch up with Part 1 and Part 2 if you haven’t already! Balmain At what point will you have Kendall Jenner heading a fashion show, along with Gigi Hadid and Jourdan Dunn walking directly after? At Balmain, it seems. And if this isn’t quite the return of the supermodel, then I don’t know what is. If you ever expect majestic notions, expect it from Balmain. The main difference in this collection as opposed to others was there was not necessarily a stand-out piece but more so, a stand-out outfit. It was indeed a head-to-toe affair, some of which in one colour or tones of, with a focus on fabric and textures. At first, there was Kendall, who walked out in iced silver. It is not often a model is fully covered as such (minus the weird and creative side of fashion), but along with Kendall’s new bleached blonde tresses, it made for a strong statement. Baroque is definitely not a new theme, especially when concerning Milanese and Parisian fashion. But I felt Olivier Rousteing so carefully …

Love: My Favourite Cuts ✂️ From #PFW Fall RTW 2016 part 2

If you missed Part 1 < you can find it here. Part 3 to follow. Nina Ricci An unfamiliar name in my vocabulary. I have only so far likened Nina Ricci to her signature perfume although I know full well that she makes clothes too. But this is also why I am writing – to educate myself more in this area. And if you were to ask me, ‘Well, what separates Parisian fashion to the other fashion weeks?’ then my answer would be one word: Sensuality. Sometimes the designer doesn’t have to be inspired by some crazy theme. They can simply just be inspired by a woman and a feeling for how they should dress, would want to dress. In part, I felt the fabrics were the inspiration with the lacquer blacks, shocking reds, glossy mauve and chestnut browns that were all somehow contrasting. Quite simply, the presence of these fabrics put together created texture, a palette, sensuality. There are many looks that could be imagined in a Parisian evening setting. The outerwear pieces in particular were my favourite! …