PARIS FASHION WEEK A’W: DAY 6

From Galliano’s modern rich metallic looks to Maison Rabih Kayrouz’s functional everyday wear, Day 6 at Paris Fashion Week saw an array of designers mostly showcase winter neutrals with a hint of colours here and there. Metallic tones truly stood out this season with many designers following the Seventies influence. Here’s a brief rundown of some of the collections showcased:


Emanuel Ungaro: The collection showcased by the designer was a checkerboard of classic shades in black and white. The looks were sleek, sharp and urban as models donned ensembles that were tailored to perfection. Garments revolved around circular elements in varying radiuses as shown on cashmere cardigans, sheer pleated skirts, and sequined details on outfits. Interesting styles were displayed through pleats which were incorporated in peplum flares, fanned tops, sparkly skirts and dresses. While most of the silhouettes were body-hugging, the designer also displayed vertical rectangular looks with an androgynous aesthetic. This included high-waist regular-fit pants, capes, structured blazers and long coats. Leather pointed-toes and suede knee-length boots complemented the looks perfectly. Dark lips and flushed cheeks further added to the drama.

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Maison Rabih Kayrouz: The Lebanese designer showcased a collection that was relaxed, chic and functional everyday-wear. The colour palette was sober in shades of white, black, dull brown with a dash of pink. A minimalism approach was adopted when it came to design, with primary focus paid on cuts, drapes and the silhouettes projected. The silhouettes were comfy enough to make you want to jump right in those clothes! Asymmetric lengths were shown in ethereal white skirts in varying hemlines. Polka dot tops brought about a 80s’ glam! Elements of European heritage like tartan checks featured on knee-length and floor length dresses. There were undertones of bohemian fashion with tassels making it to the runway. The designer followed his design aesthetic consistently till the end with chic floor-length gowns with minimal embellishments in gold, blue, brown and white.

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John Galliano: The label founded by the master of grandeur and drama on the runway showcased a modern collection with rich tones. The collection began with quirky metallic printed shorts, double-breasted coats and fitted pants. The designer infused rich earthy tones of bronze which stood out in tulip skirts, tailored jackets and ankle-length coats. Soon, there was an amalgamation of prints and metallic tones as observed in the pleated off-shoulder dress. There was a burst of violet on the runway with knee-length boots, a loose ankle-length gown and a short dress drenched in the vibrant shade. Floral prints were evident on the runway in fitted short dresses, gowns and embellished tops. Overall the collection did depict grandness with the richness of colour along with a chic and modern outlook.

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Jean Paul Lespagnard: The designer showcased a modern-school girl with an androgynous attitude through his collection. The colour palette consisted of red, grey, black and blue. A quirky collection that incorporated both heritage prints like windowpane checks, plaid and modern abstract pieces. The cuts were very angular with a masculine streak possessed by exaggerated shoulders. The designer did not shy away from amalgamating both plaid and modern prints in some of his ensembles. The looks were accessorized with striped knee-length socks with sandals!

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Photo Credits: Vogue UK

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