DAY 3: February 27, 2019
Designer Alessandro Dell’Acqua staged his fall 2019 show for Rochas in a minimalist black room with dark carpeting and dramatic black curtains. The collection was feminine without being overtly sexy. Skirts and dresses were often hemmed below the knee and paired with thigh-high leather boots in shades of black, beige and burgundy. The collection was full of luxury, but the most interesting looks were the chiffon dresses and Dell’Acqua’s work with feathers.
Lanvin returned to the Paris Fashion Week schedule under the leadership of new creative director Bruno Sialelli, who brought a youthfulness and sense of fun to the collection that hasn’t been seen in years. Woolen jackets added a masculine edge to feminine skirts and dresses for day, while Sialelli’s own drawings adorned lovely silk pieces for evening. Sitting first row at the Cluny Museum were Uma Thurman, Beatrice Dalle, and Asia Argento, who enjoyed every bit of this great show.
Once again, Kenzo gifted us with a great show that included dancers that swayed to the rythm of music while wearing the new collection designed by creative directors Carol Lim and Humberto Leon. The clothes were inspired by Kenzo Takada’s 1992 men’s show of hyperrealistic red and yellow tomatoes, that could be seen in the prints of this new season. But it did not end there: the collection, “Memento N4”, also included animal prints and vibrant colors. Towards the end, the audience went to the centre of the catwalk to shake their bodies alongside the dancers.