Sofia Achaval’s Complete Spring 2020 Paris Fashion Week Diary

by The Daily Front Row

DAY 5: SEPTEMBER 27, 2019

Loewe presented its new collection in a total white setting with curtains within the concrete curves of the UNESCO building that were in movement as the show went by. The touch of color was given by the big amethyst geodes and the bouquets of plants that were distributed over the hall. Jonathan Anderson’s designs were inspired by the silhouettes of Irving Penn’s photography. The first dresses on the runway had a Victorian vibe with big volume and oversized cuts. Following that came designs in pastel colors. But without a doubt the stars of this show were the voluminous dresses with panniers at the hips. My favorite outfits came towards the end: delicate flowery designs, fluid and sheer in pastel colors that were very romantic and some proposals in total white that were the collection’s best.

For Oliver Theyskens we went to Bourrienne Hotel’s salons, where celebrities like Olivia Palermo, Mathilde Franchon, Debby Rian and Coco Rocha sat to enjoy the show. Models walked on fuchsia and black platforms to the beat of a slow version of “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.” Victorian-inspired dresses made in silk shantung were my favorites, especially a strapless design in pink with a wide skirt and impeccable cuts. Short leather crop tops were items that stood out along pieces in draper style. The most prominent make-up feature were the eyelashes that contributed with a dramatic touch. It was without a doubt a great collection that I’m a fan of because of my friend’s incredible work.

Balmain’s fashion show took place at Opera Garnier. Guests included Eva Longoria, who arrived with her child in her arms, Kris Jenner, and Ana Maria Braga, among others. There was also a big absence as Kylie Jenner, due to a health issue, could not attend the show, in which she collaborated in her latest make-up line release. The show began with black and white ensembles inspired in ’00s pop icons like Britney and Beyoncé, followed by an explosion of color when four models walked down the runway at the same time in denim suits in yellow, pink, blue and green. Long multicolored dresses came after that but the stand outs were the pleated fabrics.

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