Sofia Achaval’s Complete Fall 2019 Paris Fashion Week Diary

by The Daily Front Row
Paris Fashion Week

DAY 5: March 1, 2019

For his second collection for the house Heidi Slimane took on a clear ’70s “bourgeoise” inspiration. Knee-legth skirts and culottes hung wide over thigh-high boots lined with shearling. Many looks were accessorized with scarves tied around the neck. Everything was relaxed, but very, very elegant. Two of my favorite outfits were a golden sequin two-piece, and a wide tweed pant paired with a masculine jacket.

Once again Olivier Rousteing played with an ’80s theme. With a soundtrack full of bands like Eurythmics and Alphaville models stomped down the runway in looks that featured big shoulders and tight waists. Rousteing kept his trademark metallic appliqués and included them in almost every item, including jackets, coats, shoes, and even formal skirts.

Jonathan Anderson was inspired by a visit to London’s National Portrait Gallery, which featured a show filled with miniature portraits. Dating as far back as the 16th and 17th centuries, the portraits — some of which hung on display at the show — featured various royals and aristocrats. Wool outerwear and gauzy white blouses were a repeating motif in the collection. Towards the end, a white shirt and skirt with silver stripes caught everyone´s eye. Many of the models wore small dramatic hats with tiny wings inspired by Coret, a San Francisco-based midcentury milliner.

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