10.05.2016

PARIS FASHION TRENDS, PRÊT-À-PORTER COLLECTIONS SPRING / SUMMER 2017...

Paris, my absolute favorite ‘movable feast’! Really, I cannot feel more in tune with how Hemmingway used to call it… Or wasn’t it a spectacular feast during these past days of the Spring / Summer 2017 runways!? It was amazing!!! Mmmmmm… Delightful fabrics, right on point embellishments; pure artistic craftsmanship, beyond beautiful tailoring, perfect construction and deconstruction, so much black and white (so tradition remains); pieces and head-to-toe looks for every single style; from the most classic and feminine to the edgiest fashion lover. Everything dedicated to keep inspiring us. Paris is always so, so special!

Here just un petit apéritif of some delightful trends during these prêt-à-porter collections…

ROMANTIC TRANSPARENCIES

There was an extraordinary parade of ultra elegant and feminine transparent dresses; with  the most exquisite cuts, draping and detailing. Gorgeous beading and embellishments to die for. Simply spectacular! (Valentino, Alexander McQueen, Dior)


FULL ASSYMETRY
 
Fabulous asymmetric hems, cuts, paneling, prints & patterns; detailing, embellishments, rich draping, construction vs. deconstruction, mix-media, clashing styles and vibes; resulted in a total celebration of creativity and panache. (Aganovich, Mugler, Esteban Cortazar)
 
 
UNEQUAL SLEEVES AND SHOULDERS

Also showing the designers' great appreciation for asymmetry and the artistic spirit involved in it; there were plenty of dresses, jumpsuits, tops and jackets displaying one cold shoulder; high-low lengths, pieces built through strategic structure and/or draping; plenty of ruffles, feathers and a lot of texture. One of the favorite was the half-jacket & half-shirt, two in one. (Barbara Bui, Off White, Louis Vuitton)
 
 
RUCHED, RUCHED

From subtle to very extravagant, stand-out ruched sleeves, necklines, or all over tops and dresses; this technique made hearts beat. Many of them had ultra-feminine airs; while others exudes total modernity and edginess. Sometimes uneven volume is what we really need! (Ellery, Paskal, Haider Ackermann)

 
 
TOTAL LOVE #1 FOR B&W STRIPES

Black and white stripes; wide, thin or ‘melangés’, that is mixed; became one of the top favorite prints on the Parisian runways. Just like the following desirable trend... (Andrealages, Courrèges, Marimekko)


THE BLACK LEATHER SKIN-TIGHT PANT AND MINI

Both, timeless and can’t-live-without Parisian trademarks; the skin-tight black leather pants and black leather mini skirt needed to be present in the runways, bien sûre; rocking their way with full panache and very sensual, intriguing charm. So perfect! (Paco Rabanne, Dior, Saint Laurent)
 

THE TUXEDO IS FOREVER

There were spectacular, updated and ultra-sexy black tuxedo; with the traditional pants or as dresses.  Timeless, infinitely tasteful and charged with exquisite nonchalance; just like when our beloved Saint Laurent showed it off in the 70’s. The effect of this jaw-dropping two-piece is still very, very alive. Probably more than ever! (Nehera, Dior, Saint Laurent)

 
GORGEOUS BLACK LACE

Gorgeous dresses or separates in exquisite black lace fascinated a public that could never possibly ignored it when it enters the stage. Because, black lace can always deliver the perfect mix of modern sophistication and mysterious femininity! (Andrew Gn, Olivier Theyskens, Marie Elie)


DRAMATIC NECKLINES

There were seen wonderful necklines with dramatic geometric, asymmetric, constructed or deconstructed shapes; as well as romantic, whimsical and edgy details; having all their big theatrical momentum on the catwalks. (Emanuel Hungaro, Rick Owens, Acne)
 
 
FLOWY CAPES

As the perfect stylish and ladylike addition to show-stopper looks; beautiful flowy capes delighted. (Dries van Noten, Balain, Elie Saab)
 
 

BRIGHT LOVELY ORANGE

An explosion of bright orange on well-thought fresh ensembles warmed up the space and added a great deal of excitement. Really; what a fantastic color! (Undercover, Agnés B, Haider Ackermann)
 

PLUNGING NECKLINES

Totally sexy but really sophisticated and tasteful dresses and tops with superb plunging necklines, showed off the right amount of skin as they make a long line of looks become unforgettable and oh-so covetable. (Paule Ka, Balmain, Givenchy)

 
SAFARI MOOD

Safari inspired looks in their never outdated colors: Camel, beige, light brown and brownish green; with their easy but well-curated fits and silhouettes; rich buttons and pockets; looked very comfortable but so lovely; totally dragging the public into a full safari mood! (Pascal Millet, Talbot Runhof, Sonia Rykiel)

 
PLEATS PLEASE

Wonderful sleek pleated dresses and skirts stood up in their vibrant, playful color combinations, metallic hues or in back and white. How could designers leave them out of the equation! Never! (Chloé, Valentino, Jacquemus)

 
THE GOLDEN LADY

As if they were taken out of a dream; ladies in full gold dresses left the observers breathless; and the ladies wanting to become regal golden girls themselves forever. Beyond spectacular! (Saint Laurent, Balmain, Pascal Millet)

 
What a delight these last weeks!

LIFE IS INDEED A RUNWAY!

Love,
Gaby
 
*Pics not mine; taken from around the www.

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