Sofia Achaval’s Complete Spring 2020 Paris Fashion Week Diary

by The Daily Front Row

DAY 6: SEPTEMBER 28, 2019

Vivienne Westwood
We went to the 18th arrondissement to get to know Vivienne Westwood’s new collection by Andreas Kronthaler, where Pamela Anderson caught every photographer’s eye by wearing an asymetric dress that bared her leg and a white veiled headdress. The collection, called “Rock Me Amadeus,” was made of party dresses in a very Westwood style with opulent layers, tight corseted waists, and voluminous skirts. The models wore their hair up with Mozart-inspired curls, and some of them wore big, flashy hats. A fish-shaped one made of sequins fell over the head of the model. Bella Hadid was the main protagonist at the end of the show as she wore a wedding dress with an enormous hat that she held like an umbrella while walking as if she were floating.

Elie Saab
Elie Saab’s fashion show took place at the Pavillon Ledoyen in a hall with a view of the garden and a big red wall from which the models came out. Inspired by the ’70s, we could see designs in colorful stamps, loose dresses mixed with turbans and a night proposal full of sparkles. Golden bracelets were the main accessories, but sunglasses with colored glass also complemented daytime looks.

The day’s ending came with the Hermès show at the Paris Tennis Club. On entering, the setting in pink introduced us to a minimalist and delicate atmosphere. The aprons worn by craftsmen in the company’s Pantin atelier were the starting point of the collection that stands out because of the impeccable cuts and the handcraftship of the leather. The designer also developed an almost undetectable thin mesh out of a technological fabric that appeared in see-through cargo pants and tunics. Mini leather bell shaped dresses in black and terra cotta were my favorites because of their simplicity and elegance. Straight pants were mixed with leather tops and tunic style dresses, creating a modern look. Models wore their hair side-parted, some of them in up-dos and others loose, while their make-up followed the same tidy and sophisticated line as the collection.

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