Paris Fashion Week: Dries Van Noten’s Garden Party, Courrèges, Maison Margiela
Dries Van Noten Spring/Summer 2017 Welcome to Dries Van Noten’s garden! Chez Dries, it’s always a wonderful explosion of pattern and color set against an incredible backdrop. There are no full-blown carnivals or enormous set designs here, but there is always something extremely thoughtful in the way Dries presents his collections, not least of which
Lanvin Spring/Summer 2017
Bouchra Jarrar made her debut at Lanvin after a long time spent flying under-the-radar in Paris, mainly focusing on her couture collections. All of Jarrar’s signatures were there, including a focus on menswear tailoring mixed in with more feminine pieces, like chiffons trimmed in Chantilly lace, and impeccably cut jackets, whether a cropped moto jacket, a menswear blazer,
Saint Laurent Spring/Summer 2017
Anthony Vaccarello‘s debut at Saint Laurent was pure sex appeal—he has a bit of a knack for that after all. For a designer who’s forte is the ultra ultra mini, what better way to jumpstart his new role than with a tribute to the ’80s? The show opened with a puff shouldered leather dress with a
Jacquemus Spring/Summer 2017
Out marched Les Santons de Provence chez Jacquemus. Santons are a type of figurine in France that either represent a certain cultural region or dress such as Provence or can sometimes refer to the figurines in a nativity scene. The santons in this collection were the: the Arlésienne, the grandfather, the cook, the shepherd, the woman
Olivier Theyskens Spring/Summer 2017
Olivier Theyskens’ return to fashion this season after a hiatus post-Theory was a collection of quiet straightforward elegance. These are clothes for a woman who wants to exude elegance without screaming. Most of the 25-piece collection was black, grey, or white, save for one easy silk cherry-red dress. There were suit jackets with short skirts, which depending
Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2017
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana sure do have fun coming up with the inspirations for their collections, but they first and foremost always are inspired by their country. So mixed in among Dolce & Gabbana classics like a skin-tight sheer black dress worn over '50s-style underpinnings, a leopard print suit, a corset top, and a pair of embellished high-waist hot pants were dresses with prints like bundles of uncooked...
DSquared2 Spring/Summer 2017
There was plenty of everything for everyone to ogle in Dean and Dan Caten’s Spring collection for DSquared2. True showmen, the Caten's collection was certainly something to enjoy, but leads us to wonder, what else do they have up their sleeves? That was quickly answered: the brand will combine its men's and women's show beginning in 2017.
Missoni Spring/Summer 2017
How to keep things fresh at a family-run biz? Keeping it simple and pure is just the ticket. In Angela Missoni's Spring ’17 collection, that inspo came by way of a kaleidoscope of color, and color-blocking in tangerine, bright blue, gold, blush, and more.
Salvatore Ferragamo Spring/Summer 2017
Fulvio Rigoni, the head of design for womenswear, led Salvatore Ferragamo's collection design this season after the departure of Massimiliano Giornetti. He played it safe, and perhaps that's what the Ferragamos wanted.
MSGM Spring/Summer 2017
Massimo Giorgetti has a way of taking all of the season's hottest trends and making them feel fresh again. Netting, drawstring ties, ruffles, eyelet designs, and sporty knit stripes were all there, but with Giorgetti's mastery of color and keen eye for mixing and styling these pieces together, it felt cool.