Fall 2015 Couture Fashion Week is in full swing in Paris and here are my favourite picks! My vote for overall win so far goes to Atelier Versace for its colour and bold, sexy designs, which is what Atelier Versace does best. Plus, the hair and makeup were totally on point as were those flower crowns.
My least favourite, disappointingly enough, was Chanel. It was, dare I say it, boring as far as the fashion goes, and the hair and makeup were a total WTF? moment for me. Ok, let me revise that- the red lipstick was amazing, the streaks of dark blush and those terrible wigs were trying too hard. I wish all Chanel shows could be like the Paris-Bombay Métiers d’Art 2011/12 show, because wow, that was just sheer joy to watch and it is still exciting to go through and be inspired by. Oh, Karl.
I also loved a lot of what Bouchra Jarrar sent down the runway- minimal and well tailored. It was right up my alley!
Giambattista Valli sent down a few pretty dresses and lots of colour which I loved.
Armani Privé was very glittery, very feathery, very shoulder pad-y and 80’s inspired, and er, not my cup of tea, but I absolutely adored the hot pink lips and tips! That exact shade won’t be available until later this year, but apparently #508 from the Rouge d’Armani Bright Ribbon collection is a close second if you can’t wait.
Schiaparelli had some very pretty dresses- feminine silhouettes, prints and tea length skirts. I also really loved the coloured eyeshadow and the peach cheeks and lips on the models. This velvet gown is gorgeous.
And finally, John Paul Gaultier was interesting. At first glance, I thought it was a hot mess (and for some of the looks, I still stand by that assessment). But on a second, closer and more thoughtful look, I did really like most of what he sent down. I think the key is to strip it of the silly headgear, striped tights and boots and look at the pieces as individual components.
Quickly now, head over to Vogue.com to view all of the shows and then come back and tell me what you thought! (Or not. But tell me your thoughts anyway! I’d love to know!)
Until next time,