We’re halfway through Paris Fashion Week, and nearing towards the end of fashion month, so here’s our favourite moments so far…from human backpacks at Rick Owens to Balmain’s army of supermodels.
The Balmain Army
Leave it to Olivier Rousteing to cast a bunch of supermodels (think Alessandra Ambrosio and Doutzen Kroes) to show his embellished, sexy, and strong dresses and separates.
The Row’s Intimate Soirée
In an interesting turn of events, the Olsen twins moved their show from New York (where it’s usually one of the hottest tickets) to 17th-century Château de Courances, located an hour outside Paris.
Pat McGrath took over the Tuileries in between shows, giving golden eyeshadow makeovers to a few selected guests.
The Chloé Girl
“This season’s collection is a tribute to girls named Kate, Chloé, Cecilia, Corinne, Rosemary, Emma, and Courtney, who embody the liberty and the elegance of a perfectly mastered and excessively lived simplicity,” said the show notes.
Galliano Shows his Genius at Maison Margiela
The opening look was a girl in with a green beehive wearing a 50s three-quarter sleeve coat and white pumps. You can imagine what came next: a vintage, yet eccentric, ode to Margiela.
Courréges Makes a Comeback
Courréges is another brand, alongside Schiaparelli and Paco Rabanne, that has been revived. Some have worked well, others dipped, but Sébastien Meyer and Arnaud Vaillant’s debut made sure to be remembered.
Street Style en point
Paris street style is probably our favourite. There’s a certain je ne sais quoi
We want to wear everything from Alber Elbaz’s collection, as did all the attendees – there’s a transcendent desirability in every single look. It felt like a new, and welcome, objection of soul and attitude into the fashion week circuit.
Dries Van Noten Show
There was a huge attention to detail, from the neatly arranged sequins to the prints, and a slight Old Hollywood-1930s vibe.
Human Backpacks at Rick Owens
We think the image speaks for itself.