The big message from the Paris Fashion Week is that designers will not band together around a theme, instead they all celebrate their uniqueness and style.
Louvre is always a perfect scenario to host the Paris Fashion week.
This mix of art and style continued to be a wonderful show of the fashion industry. This edition ended with Louis Vuitton’s show. While New York Fashion Week was themed around political activation and Milan’s around the celebrations of womanhood. Paris’ was a mix of everything, from the eclectic style of Céline to the amazing spectacle of Chanel. The trends tend to float around bold, tailored suits to pretty, easy dresses.
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The wow factor was very present! This week was defined by the over-the-top spetacles. From Chanel, which launched a mock rocket, to Céline’s rotating setup to Louis Vuitton’s magnificent set in the Louvre.
It’s no surprise that fashion designers turn everywhere or inspiration. The theme varies among them all. While some almost felt like ceremonial and pagan, like Rick Owens and Undercover, some designers turned to science fiction, as The Matrix that had a moment at Balenciaga. Even the space-age vibe was highlighted with Julien Dossena.
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Model mistreatment was in the spotlight. The reality of fashion industry is not always a fairy tale. This was brought to the public attention when James Scully, a casting agent, posted on Instagram about model mistreatment. His claims where very well accepted among the public, that shared their extended stories about this sad reality of the fashion world. This sparked a dialogue in Paris about the importance not only of the way models are treated but about diversity on the runaway. Miu Miu, among other designers, led the way with a diverse race and age group among the models.
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Paris Fashion Week included exhibitions, as the Balenciaga exhibition at the Musée Bourdelle. Where Balenciaga’s most beautiful works in black were gathered. The Fashion Wekk closed with a preview of an upcoming exhibition (pictured above) at the Metroplotian Museum of Art, where several Kawakubo’s red creations were in display.