So, that's the end of fashion month for another season, and what a month it has been! Paris Fashion Week rounded up the month long fashion love-in, and boy did they do it in style.
Let's start with Balmain. There was a definite safari theme to the collection ‐ with a touch of military. The black leather adds a harder edge, while the animal prints inject some fun. Armour also sprang to mind I came across the structured peplum skirt.
These deep berry tones look so luxurious. Add to that the rich velvet textures and you've got one gorgeous collection! I love the ombre dresses, They add youthfulness to an otherwise grown-up, sophisticated collection.
The monochrome colour palette makes the busy graphic prints work. I love the same print, but in different sizes or opposite colours ways, worn together. The black waist bands, cuffs and panelling grounds the outfits. Sports luxe has also been brought into this collection via the sheer panelled dress. The block stripes on the sheer panels bring to mind sports jerseys.
Another collection focusing on my favourite trend, clashing prints. The monochrome outfit is the most wearable, but I'm predicting that monochrome, grey and acid yellow are going to be the colour palette of the season. It will be for me, at least.
Paul & Joe
Paul & Joe's colour palette is another favourite for me. Khaki and orange look gorgeous together, and the cream makes the collection more grown up. The fluffy orange coat is something I'd love to get my hands on! I also noticed the subtle checked jacket and skirt combo ‐ don't throw out your plaid coats from this winter!
And last, but not least, we come to Valentino. Ahh Valentino. A collection full of beautiful embellishment, bold prints and sheer fabrics. As I've discussed before, I love insects on clothing, therefore I love the butterflies embellished onto this cloak. The metallic floral dress is so wearable, but so beautiful. The harlequin printed dress could of looked like it should have been worn by a jester ‐ but the sheer fabric and muted colours give it a much softer look. The graphic print on the last outfit here is bold and fun. The fringed skirt adds another textural dimension.
Which was your favourite collection from Paris Fashion Week?