Day 5: June 22, 2019
On Saturday afternoon I headed to the Maison de l’UNESCO to see Loewe’s fashion show. It took place in an exhibit room that displayed nine works by London artist Hilary Lloyd. The collection was influenced not only by Lloyd’s work but also by the Spanish roots of the brand. Most of the designs created a languid silhouette, while the overlapping of garments produced dreamy looks, especially in an all-pink ensemble comprised of wide unisex pants shorts, a kimono, and an open shirt. My favorite look was a floor-length robe with red guards and a striped kimono. All of the models wore flowers on their heads.
Sacai’s presentation took place at the Grand Palais. Guests sat on wooden blocks with backrests to watch the show. As expected, the collection was avant-garde and a bit eclectic, using classic smocking with white shirts and bow-ties as its base. One of the most outstanding looks was a trompe l’oeil dress that mimicked pants and a shirt. Hats with asymmetric brims were the star accessory. Meanwhile Bermuda shorts were a major element this season, as were jackets and shirts reimagined in Sacai’s off-beat style.
There could not have been a better way to close the day than with the Hermès fashion show at the Mobilier National. The set featured all-different chairs and a big scaffold on the walls with turquoise screen that gave the room a warm feel. The collection was relaxed but not unsophisticated. This balance was achieved through items like pajama pants and loose shirts. The looks were finished with sandals and the mandatory Kelly XXL bag for men. Among my favorites was an ensemble comprised of brown pants with a mint-green jacket and a silk scarf.