Fall 2017 Paris Fashion Week Recap

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Yves Saint Laurent 

Paris Fashion Week begins! At the Yves Saint Laurent headquarters on Rue de Bellechasse, Creative Director Anthony Vaccarello kicked off the Saint Laurent show with a series of luxury daytime looks that included lots of leather, shearling-lined coats, and some light-washed denim. Staying true to the 1980’s Saint Laurent trademark, many of the looks included large bold shoulders in the coats and dresses.  The models were all seen with mid calf or knee high ruched leather boots throughout the entire show, even during the debut of the evening looks. Though the color palette of the daytime looks included neutral colors, the evening looks came out with a punch of metallic sapphire blue, lots of rhinestones, black velvet, and black leather to further emphasize the inspiration from the 80’s. The evening looks were reminiscent of disco clubbing dresses and included even more strong shoulders than the daytime looks and an abundance of one-shoulder looks. Vaccarello sends the message that the past of Saint Laurent is still with us even in the present.

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Maison Margiela

At first glance, the Fall 2017 collection by Creative Director John Galliano looks like pieces of eccentric and quirky clothing that incorporated pieces of fabric being layered on whole garments. But a closer look will reveal a lot of symbolism about the United States. One of the first standout looks included a belted trench coat that had a cutout design of the Statue of Liberty crown on the storm flap perhaps to symbolize creative freedom. Some of his other looks also referenced Marilyn Monroe, the military, and the western frontier. However, among the metaphoric looks were also some wearable ones like a nicely tailored fur coat on top of a sleek maxi dress or a tan bodysuit under a pair of light washed jeans. John Galliano is definitely pushing his audience to see a deeper meaning behind his work.

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Chloé

After working for the brand for six years, Clare Waight Keller was celebrated with a standing ovation for her last collection with Chloé. This time, her collection focused heavily on tailoring which emphasized an uplifted shoulder and a lower waistline on the trousers. Some of the looks featured a bright and uplifting paisley pattern, or ruffles, or exaggerated collars that were reminiscent of the 70’s hippie era. One of the standout looks included a yellow paisley blouse with ruffles in the front and billowed collared sleeves with a brown leather vested dress on top. Clare Waight Keller definitely didn’t disappoint the bohemian-loving Chloé girl.

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Balmain

Olivier Rousteing did not hold back for his Fall 2017 collection this year. As inspired by the 90’s band Nirvana as well as rebellion and traveling to the Serengeti, the collection incorporated lots of tie dye and mixed exotic prints of wild animals such as tigers, zebras, snakeskin, and feathers. The overall color palette of the collection was neutral and included shades of dessert tones such as tan, brown, burnt orange, and red. One of the standout looks, which was sported by model Kendall Jenner, featured the signature Balmain armor with strips of snakeskin leather, crocodile leather, and fishnet with a matching leather skirt with edges of fringed feathers and was paired with thigh-high snakeskin leather boots. Rousteing’s group of confident women warriors have conquered yet another season of fashion week.

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Dior

The first thing to notice in Dior’s Fall 2017 collection is its color palette, which included an abundance of blue. According to Maria Grazia Chiuri, the decision to implement blue this year was inspired by Monsieur Christian Dior who once said, “Among all colors, navy blue is the only one which can ever compete with black, it has all the same qualities.” Among the navy blue looks included trench coats, dark wash denim, light wash denim, denim overalls, navy pleated skirts, and even blue checks on coats and ponchos. Some of the evening looks featured an ombré of blue tulle with glittering sequins along the skirt of the dress or beautiful appliqués of floral, galaxy, or lunar designs. Besides the different shades of blue, another thing to notice was that each model also sported a leather beret, even for the evening gowns.

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