PARIS FASHION WEEK A’W: DAY 3
Day 3 of Paris Fashion Week witnessed a range of trends on the runway. From the Balmain’s Army capturing modern-day glamour, Carven’s effortless Parisienne chic looks, to Barbara Bui’s cozy winter collection, there was a splash of new ideas on the runway. Here’s a brief rundown of some of the collections showcased at Paris Fashion Week A/W’2015:
Carven: The range of apparel showcased by the designer-duo Alexis Martial and Adrien Caillaudaud resonated effortless Parisienne chic. Drenched in shades of black, white, tangerine, red, navy-blue and grey, the collection was clean, non-fussy and utilitarian with an attitude of the 1960s’. Garments ranging from matching jacket and high-waist separates, a quilted parka and mini-skirts were showcased on the runway. Floral prints shone on the runway from the embellished floral top to printed skirts, jackets and high-waist pants. The looks were accessorized with ankle-length socks and clogs.
Ann Demeulemeester: At first glance, the collection was edgy, rebellious with a modern appeal. The colour black dominated on the runway along with dashes of white and red. The silhouettes revealed by the outfits were mostly vertical rectangular. Outfits like the plunge-neck tops including the asymmetric ones were heavily accessorized with wide leather belts at the waist. While the show began with striped regular-fit pants, it also saw versatility with skinny-fits pants in varying leather shades take command over the runway. The looks were accessorized with leather gloves and boots.
Balmain: The highly anticipated show under the creative direction of Olivier Rousteing certainly set the standards high at Paris Fashion Week A/W’2015-2016. The designer brought new-age glamour with a bit of the Seventies inspiration. The colours were rich, warm and vibrant in the collection. Colour-blocking in bright shades added to a quirky appeal. Stripes contributed to a slimmer and leggier appeal. Pleats were showcased in outfits like an off-shoulder velvet/metallic jumpsuit and a purple peplum skirt. Florals weren’t left far behind with in sheer-chiffon jumpsuits and head-to-toe lace outfits. Vibrant colours with iridescent looks created a luxe appeal. The designer incorporated embellishments and exotic fur on the outfits that exuded royalty. The looks were completed with side-swept hair and pointed-toe shoes.
Barbara Bui: The collection featured an abundance of cozy winter fabrics like leather and exotic fur in neutral tones like black, navy-blue, white and chocolate brown. The designer took daily-wear outfits and gave it a modern-day makeover by giving it an edgy appeal. Leather was seen through thigh-slit maxi skirts, shiny high-waist skirts, structured tops and biker jackets. Exotic fur made its appearance in long ribbed coats and ponchos with leather details. As the collection reached its end, models donned embellished rocker-chic outfits in black. The looks were accessorized with ankle-length leather boots.
Christian Wijnants: The designer amalgamated modernity and tradition in this particular collection. The range of garments showcased played with prints! The collection opened with a burst of tropical prints in vibrant shades of black, red and dark green. They were featured in dungarees, pencil-skirt, asymmetric skirts, and short dresses. Traditional prints like plaid and windowpane were showcased on jumpsuits, deep-V tops and over sized capes. Printed sheer two-piece ensembles added a touch of sensuality. Classic stripes grey and black also made it on the runway. The looks were complemented with leather and suede boots in an assortment of shades.
Photo Credits: Vogue UK