It was a week filled with lavish events, A-list celebrities and pristine fashions, both on and off the runway, at Paris Fashion Week for the Spring/Summer 2017 season. Designers stepped up to the challenge and brought their fashion A-game by revealing collections which have fashion-lovers wishing time could be fast-forwarded to don the mention-worthy designs immediately
Karl Lagerfeld fused the flirtatious and the elegant with a touch of whimsy and youthfulness by using a mixture of heavier fabrics and sheer material, in pastel and vibrant hues, along with eye-catching and original patterns, to create flouncy and flowing silhouettes, along with original and appealing blazers. The ball cap was given a luxurious twist and reminds that the trend is not only back but also Chanel- chic.
Elie Saab proved that all that glitters really is gold with his reveal that included sexy silhouettes and stand-out details that seemed to be reminiscent of 60s go-go times, with funky patterns, sequins and embellishments, yet exquisite lines and luxurious fabrics. Saab ventured into a groovy new territory with his Spring/Summer 2017 collection that reminds how the designer always seeks to reveal the wearable and the awe-inspiring.
Stella McCartney proved why she truly is a star, by making her reveal one of the most mention-worthy of the week, not only due to her collection that was an absolute delight, including funky prints and paper bag waist details in the trousers, but also because of the endearing and entertaining choreography that brought the show to a close.
Gambattista Valli lit up the runway with a collection that was rooted in femininity and romanticism. The collection spurs on the underwear- as- outerwear look which has cropped up over the year and is capitalized on regularly by sensations such as Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner. The under-pinnings were complemented by elaborate and ballerina-inspired mini-dresses to bring that extra feminine flare to the more sensual and boudoir-ready pieces, along with the on trend, puffed sleeves. The structures and pieces within each design remain exquisite and work well in unison.
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What’s fashion week of any kind without being thoroughly entertained by the celebrities and notable members of the fashion industry , along with their own choice of vetements for the occasion? Paris Fashion Week did not disappoint on the runway and notable figures stepped up their style a notch for the biggest fashion event of the year.
That’s a wrap on Paris Fashion Week, lovelies! Be inspired and stay chic while remembering to make the world your own runway, no matter what corner of the world you may be in.
By Jessica Ashley Dafoe