The Daily Front Row‘s Paris correspondent, Sofia Achaval de Montaigu, attends the shows at Fashion Week and lets us know what is going down on the biggest runways in the City of Lights.
DAY 9: OCTOBER 1, 2019
Chanel is renowned for its sets. This time, the chosen stage was the typical French rooftops, replicated at the Grand Palais. The collection, directed by Virginie Viard, who took over after Karl Lagerfeld’s death, bet on revisiting the trademark tweed jacket but with a juvenile mark. Coral and red hues were protagonists in this matter. Another big shot were short pants and dresses with Chanel’s logo, as well as short voluminous taffeta skirts and black hats. Models carried a very natural look with loose hair and fresh makeup. The French music that accompanied the show made us dream and wish to be a true Chanel girl. On the other hand, accessories were created with the brand’s emblematic pearls. Towards the end, a woman from the audience caused a little commotion by joining the models and parading around the set under the confused smiles from guests.
Miu Miu presented its new collection at the spectacular Palais d’léna in a totally beige hall with pillars high to the ceiling. Guests included Rita Ora, Lili Reinhart and Alexa Chung. In this collection, Miuccia Prada chose to break away from the tidiness she shows us season after season and on this occasion, models helped to break up those structures. Sweaters looked undone, skirts had asymmetric ruffles and the floral prints used in high laced boots and coats presented imperfections, as is they were painted in a rush, with splashes and all. Even pants were mixed with shorts within the same look. The model’s hair was voluminous. It was a different proposal but not less elegant because of it. Color combinations were perfect, and vests in bright colors with feathered details were the item that stood out.
For Louis Vuitton’s fashion show I was invited to Cour Carée along celebrities like Alicia Vikander, Chloe Moretz, Stacy Martin, Justin Timberlake and Frank Gehry, who sat first row. Nicolas Ghesquiere’s show had music producer and singer Sophie Scottish’s song “It’s Ok to Cry” contrast with a completely minimalist catwalk. The trapeze silhouette was reflected in skirts and mini dresses whereas straight pants contributed to a 70s vibe as well as voluminous balloon sleeves applied to blouses. On the other hand, dresses with transparencies were matched with pants, but without a doubt the star item were sparkly vests. Most models wore part of their hair up while others wore hats that became the must-have accessory for next Spring.