Looking back at my time in Paris, I can hardly believe it actually happened! Ever since I was a little girl I have been dreaming of sitting front row (or frow) at Fashion Week. Moving to London made that dream a reality for me, but I would have never expected that it would also open doors to Paris Fashion Week! So I hopped on the Eurostar and prepared myself for three unforgettable days in Paris.
The month of February is all about fashion. It is when the big four (Paris, Milan, London and New York) celebrate Fashion Week and the tone is set for the next months to come trends-wise. February, as you can imagine is quite a cold month in most of these countries. That makes it so much harder as a fashionista to attend and look your best. However, we don’t let a little snow and rain stop us!
That is why, this month, I am talking all things Fashion! Starting, of course, with the shows I attended in Paris! They were three busy days, with packed schedules so let’s dive right into it!
Beautiful, feminine and dreamy designs that will make you want to dress up immediately! The use of pastel colours made the collection perfect for spring but the layering and feathers make the gowns appropriate for colder days as well.
One look at the intricate flower petals on the garments is enough to see that hours of hard work and effort went into these handmade decorations. My personal favourite was the finale wedding gown. I’m not that into bridal anything, but the silhouette of the dress and the neckline are just gorgeous. I also fell in love with the headpiece, it is unlike anything I’ve seen before. But the entire collection is literally a little girl’s dream come true. Each dress is stunning in its own way, some more sparkly, others more spectacular.
Wearable couture, but not any less mind blowing. Marie used a variety of patterns that made this collection even more interesting to look at. Most of the collection is made of different knits, bound to keep you warm even on the coldest of days. Without compromising looking stylish, of course.
This collection saw many silhouettes, from trouser suits and dresses to playsuits. Marie’s collection is definitely both meant for business and pleasure, day to night. My favourite item must be the burnt orange glitter jumpsuit. I have a thing for all shades of brown, including the deepest of orange, this season. This item hits the spot, as I love a good one piece that you can style for both day and nighttime.
When this presentation finished I immediately said “this man knows what a woman wants”. Alin created the dreamiest dresses that made my jaw drop all the way to the catwalk floor as soon as I saw them. I couldn’t believe my eyes. Each dress was bigger, better and sparklier. The shapes incredibly complimenting, and the only colours used were soft pink and gold. I am so down for that!
His collection made me want to walk down the aisle ASAP. Even if just as a bridesmaid, because you can bet your money I will request to wear one of his dresses. My favourite, though, is the embroidered dress. With a silhouette that hugs the body like a glove, without being too tight. The details on the fabric are mesmerising, I could look at this dress all day long without growing tired of it.
Thought couture was not comfortable? The answer is sportswear couture. Patrick created a collection that was heavily inspired by all things athletics. From reflective material to fluorescent colours, this collection is not to be missed. It is a beautiful mixture of femininity and practicality, because we are always on the go and therefore need clothes that move with us.
It is difficult to choose only one favourite from this collection because all garments are so different. But the one that caught my eye is a navy trouser suit with pattered side stripe details in a neon yellow colour. Sporty meets chic, I love it. Based on the shows we attended you can definitely say that trousers suits are all the rave next season. Good, because a woman in a suit is unstoppable.
Another man that knows what a woman wants. Each gown in this collection was something straight out of a fairytale, with pretty pastels, sequins and beautiful dreamy shapes. The presentation started as dramatically as it should, with the models walking down a gorgeous staircase in their even more stunning ballgowns. It was like a fantasy.
Ziad also introduced us to mesmerising headpieces that are bound to make a statement wherever you go. It is interesting to see that the headpiece seemed to return at multiple shows. Goodbye bad hair days! We can just throw a little headpiece on to mask the fact that we weren’t able to tame our hair that day. I am not telling you my favourite gown of this collection, simply because I can’t choose. Most of the presentation my jaw was glued to the floor and looking back at the pictures I still can’t believe someone created such beautiful dresses!
That’s it for now, but don’t worry two more PFW posts are coming your way shortly before we dive into London Fashion Week!
Lots of love,