PARIS FASHION WEEK A’W: DAY 1

 A brigade of designers  geared up to showcase their Autumn/Winter’2015 collections at Fashion’s top capital, Paris. Day 1 saw designers embrace classic shades, especially the good old navy-blue! While Devastée showed in-depth skill and knowledge of fabrics, Anthony Vaccarello’s collection saw modern biker girls strut the runway. Here’s a brief rundown of some of the collections showcased on day 1 at Paris Fashion Week AW’2015-2016.


Each X Other: The label founded by Jenny Mannerheim and Ilan Delouis imbibed simplicity and a utilitarian approach when it came to the collection. Keeping minimalism in mind, focus was paid on the garment structure and tailoring. Wintry fabrics like satin, leather and chunky knits were used. A lot of deep V-necks were incorporated in tailored blazers and short dresses in black and blue. From office-wear suits to casual wear outfits like shorts, high-waist leather trousers and thigh-slit skirts, the range offered versatility. The colours were classic winter shades in black, white, grey and navy-blue. Ankle-length leather boots complemented the daily-wear outfits. Makeup was also kept minimal and hair was swept back.

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 Devastée: The collection presented by designer-duo Ophelie Klere and François Alary made fabrics the hero of the day. The designer-duo brought about a sense of quirkiness with smiley faces incorporated in their designs. The prints shone through in short dresses, double-breasted blazers, a navy-blue two-piece ensemble, a pencil skirt and a silk jumpsuit. The cuts and the silhouettes were presented in an East-meets-West mannerism. Western pieces like a windowpane check suit and an oversized shawl lapel coat added a classic touch. The colour palette included sober shades like white, navy-blue, black and grey. The looks were complemented with dark sheer stockings and oxfords.

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 Anthony Vaccarello: The collection saw models strut down the runway in rocker-chic ensembles dressed in black from head to toe. The collection began with a tailored jacket belted at the waist with a broad belt paired with cigarette pants and ankle-length boots. It was followed by ensembles with leather details and embellished studs. Selected dresses featuring a silver fringe were quirky indeed. Asymmetric outfits gave an edgy statement on the runway. One of the outfits that really stood out was a plunge-neck short dress with star motifs in leather and studs.

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 Anne Sofie Madsen: The designer presented an eccentric collection that grabbed eye-balls on the runway for its bold statements. While the collection was mostly monochromatic, there were tones of mustard-yellow, wine and camel. There was a Bohemian touch with fringe making its way into skirts and cropped tops. The Asymmetric dress with linear prints created an illusion on the runway. The striped dress with a sheer bust was racy yet highly feminine. The two-piece outfits displayed towards the end had an edgy yet fluidic appeal. Some of the looks were ideal for urban street-style.

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Photo Credits: Vogue UK, Getty Images

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