Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Paris FW

Here are the looks I gathered from Paris fashion week (20th-24th January). It was a varied fashion week, there were avant garde shows like Walter Van Bierendonck alongside sombre military inspired shows like Gosha Rubchinsky and OAMC. Intesting collections of contrasting fabrics and garment cuts like; Comme Des Garçons Shirt, Mihara Yasuhiro and Thom Browne. Stylish tailored looks like Paul Smith against oversized and distressed styles from Faith Connexion, Raf Simons and Y/Project.

Ann Demeulemeester (1) // Kenzo (2-5)

I liked this particular look from Ann Demeulemeester, something about the layering and tones put together // The Kenzo showed was varied, and I liked the patterns and casual vibe of the show.

Paul & Joe (1) // Boris Bidjan Saberi (2-5)

I liked the simple and randomly placed embroidery, on this Paul & Joe shirt // The Boris Bidjan Saberi collection was really cool, it had a dark feeling of protest to it, it linked well to my own college project. 

Faith Connexion

This was one of my favourite collections - One that you see and just wish you had thought of the idea for it. A sort of ultra-cool, fashionable clown style, oversized shoes with the messy clown makeup and oversized clothing. 

Haider Ackermann

I liked the dark khaki crushed velvet combined with monochrome colours.  


Another favourite, I just liked the quirky, stylish pieces put together. Each item was interesting in it's own way, from the oversized jumpers to the demin 'chaps' over jeans. 

Issey Miyake

Although I wouldn't have instantly thought to put these shades together, there is something about the subdued autumnal tones in contrasting fabrics which I really like. Also the 4th look reminded me of an illustrated chess piece from Alice through the looking glass in my own copy which I read when I was younger. 


Paul Smith

I really liked this Paul Smith collection, the smart/casual style, suit jackets left open, revealing bold, colours and prints underneath. Also the block colour coats and bags. 

Walter Van Bierendonck

One of, if not the most avant garde show from Paris fashion week, I loved the jewellery and the bizarre jackets, they reminded me of the Victor & Rolf spring couture collection.  

Off-White (1-3) // Maison Kitsuné (4-5)

The Off-White show was very mixed, but I liked these 3 individual looks, pastels put along side dark clothing // This was a fun collection, the photographs were fun, and something about them made me think of certain Wes Anderson films. 

Thom Browne

This was a really interesting show, I loved the way the each look was shown 3 times, each time more distressed and disheveled than the one before - a very cool idea. 


I liked the dark, utilitarian looks, and the occasional draped piece. 

Julien David

Honestly, I think I mostly like the headpieces, but the clothing itself is also interesting, I like the limited colour pallet. 

Louis Vuitton

I thought this was a very sleek collection, silky fabrics and smoky greys. I especially liked the printed shirt. 


Gosha Rubchinsky

This was probably my favourite collection from Paris fashion week, it is just so cool - The amalgamation of military and rebel. The elements of typography and just the slightly severe look of the models, I really liked it. 

Acne Studios

Interesting silhouettes and fabrics put together. 

Kolor  (1-2) // Dries Van Noten (3-5)

I liked the style of the coats in these two Kolor looks // The embroidered snakes on coats and jackets in the Dries Van Noten show. 

Takahiromiyashita The Soloist

Not a designer I had ever heard of before, but I liked the historical references modernised in this collection. 

Raf Simons

I really liked the oversized pieces from Raf Simons, and the distressed fabric in the jumpers. 

Comme Des Garçons Shirt

If I hadn't seen the designer before I saw the images, I would have presumed this was a graduate collection, and I mean this as a complement when I say, I think it looks very experimental and a bold collection. I love the prints and cut of the garments.

OAMC (1-4) // Comme Des Garçons Homme (5)

I like the military style and references in these OAMC looks, they link well to my project and I plan to reference them in my work // I loved the head pieces from the Comme Des Garçons Homme show. 

Lemaire (1-3) // Sacai (4-5)

Rick Owens (1-4) // Ami (5)

The Rick Owen's show was slightly bizarre as usual, I liked the amount of fabric on the garments, they weren't oversized as much, but just large-scale // I liked the matching pastel jumper and coat from Ami. 

3.1 Philip Lim

I really liked the embroidered illustrative element in these garments, I thought they made it a very individual collection. 

Dior Homme (1-3) // Umit Benan (4-5)

Junya Watanabe (1-3) // Hermes (4-5)

Another mixed collection, I liked the overall style put down // Something about the soft pastel knitwear alongside smart, matte tones was really nice from Hermes. 

Mihara Yasuhiro

Some of the initial pieces looked slightly traditional agricultural, but as the show progressed the tailoring became sharper and the prints became more defined and built up on the garments, I really enjoyed this show.


I liked the soft tones, calming for the autumnal season. 

Maison Margiela

The Maison Margiela show was interesting, I liked how different things were put down the runway, oversized knitwear with sportwear, tailored suits without shirts and bulky leather jackets over tunics. 


Our Legacy

I liked the interesting shapes from Our Legacy, waist bands and layered garments. 

Carven (1) // Pigalle (2-3) // Lanvin (4-5)

Colour blocking look from Carven // More colour blocking, similar to the Carven collection, I put these 2 looks from Pigalle together // I liked the scruffy-chic look from Lanvin. 


I liked the colours of the jackets, the carried bags and the printed and embroidered shirts. 

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