Paris, the most glamorous city in the world, always puts on quite a show to round off fashion month. This year has been no exception, with a star studded front row and an array of gorgeous clothing from fashion giants such as Alexander McQueen, Valentino, Chanel, Christian Dior, Ellie Saab, Givenchy and Hermes.
This season the front row featured the likes of Alexa Chung, Poppy Delevingne, Jennifer Connelly, Michelle Williams and of course Kimye. Some of the weeks highlights included Cara Delevingne and Gisele Bunchen storming the runway with big banners declaring women’s rights. The trends came thick and fast, we saw gorgeous laser cut detailing at Valentino, flowing gowns and plenty of summer brights. Below is a round up of some of favourite fashion highlights from the week.
Fresh and Clean
Crisp fresh whites are a great way to start SS15. This seasons new whites are non structured, floaty, playful and modern. Above are some of our favourite looks from Roland Mouret, Ann Demeulemeester, Balmain, Mugler, Hermes, Isabel Marant, Issey Miyake and Stella McCartney.
Modern Sports Luxe
A few years ago when a few models stepped onto the runway wearing tracksuit bottoms with heels, many people said the sportswear trend was going to be short lived, however the trend has made yet another comeback this season, with many of Paris’s looks displaying a sporty edge. SS15 will feature golf caps, sporty crop tops with tennis style skirts, alongside bold brights and laser cut sports jackets. Our favourite looks came from Akris, Chanel, Isabel Marant, Jean Paul Gaultier, Christian Dior, Maxine Simoens and Valentin Yudashkin.
This season saw some eye-poppingly bold colours. Perhaps a follow on from the bold neons which dominated the SS14 catwalks, this seasons colours are bright and mixed to perfection. Our favourite looks came from Loewe, Elie Saab, Maxine Simoens, Balmain, Chanel, Nina Ricci, Christian Dior and John Galliano.
The 60’s certainly seems to be having something of a renaissance in today pop culture, and if the Paris runway for SS15 is anything to go by it doesn’t seem like decades trends will be going away anytime soon. The runway looks for SS15 included 60’s style shift dresses, gorgeous tailoring, high collar necks, floaty hats and lots of buttons. Our favourite looks came from Carven, Chloe, Giambattista Valli, Louis Vuitton, Valentino, Saint Laurent and Paula Ka.
Cara Delevingne caused quite a storm at LFW when she showed up with a a plunging neckline and a modern tailored suit, and it seemed a new trend was born. So it was no surprise to see Paris Fashion week heavily focusing on this trend with 2 piece suits taking centre stage at many of the shows. If you’re looking to invest in a SS15 suit keep it fun, playful, bright and edgy. Anything but boring and traditional goes. Our favourite looks came from Saint Laurent, Acne, Givenchy, Jean Paul Gaultier, Mugler, Lanvin and Maison Martin Margiela.
Nothing says summer like a spaghetti strap dress and many designers showed just how versatile these can be – if you are happy to go braless that is. Get your inspiration from Balmain, Chloe, Guy Laroche, Saint Laurent, Haker Ackermann, Sharon Wauchob and Dries Van Noten.