It’s official. Fashion month is over, now that the Paris Fashion Week ended. And although the buzz is currently around the fact that Kim Kardashian West was robbed at gunpoint, there’s a lot more to remember about this great fashion event. The past nine days of PFW brought us the most iconic spring/summer 2017 ready-to-wear collections, the real fashion’s crème de la crème, from Givenchy to Chanel. See below the best moments captured from the catwalk.
Isabel Marant. Mannish oversize coats in tweeds and Prince of Wales check of varying sizes were belted or studded with pins, and the ruffled collars of sweet Victorian-style blouses peeked up from under lapels.
This Paris SS17 had a nautical moment. There was a kind of sun-bleached, been-out-on-the-deck vibe to collections including Chloé and Loewe. The former added bowline knots to knitted dresses and reworked naval bibs to suitable-for-work shirts. Models walked to the soundtrack of a film of sea and oil barrels, courtesy of artist Magali Reus.
Since Raf Simons quit Christian Dior so suddenly last October, the two understudies Lucie Meier and Serge Ruffieux, who stepped up to caretake the design direction, have been managing it with unflustered aplomb. The Fall-Winter couture collection was a typical example of their non-uptight approach to producing what a youngish woman might want to buy from Christian Dior — a feminine but, thankfully, not jolie madame collection in black and white.
On the Fenty x Puma spring 2017 runway, we saw a creative concept: Marie Antoinette meets streetwear.
During the Yves-Saint Laurent show, all eyes were on Anthony Vaccarello, who launched his debut as the head designer for the luxury brand. The collection included tuxedo dresses and beaten-up denim. As well as shoes set atop YSL heels. But the buzz was all around the visible nipples.
“This season at Lanvin is a new beginning,” Bouchra Jarrar explained to MFF, “I explored sensuality and lingerie, creating clothes around the body, revealing and veiling the silhouette. I was looking at the essential and the harmonious.” From jeweled details like the scarf-necklaces in metallic knit with strass fringing, which dangled from the crooks of arms and gripped ankles.
Balmain. One of the most highly anticipated shows of the season, Olivier Rousting’s Balmain SS17 collection was deemed “a tribute to femininity” by the designer himself. On the runway, we saw several asymmetrical dresses, true must-haves for every woman and often times a go-to for cocktail parties or a night out.