Where do we start? Louis Vuitton’s classy and sleek La Belle Epoque collection? How about the intruder who stole centre stage on the rooftops of Paris in Chanel’s stylish show? Or, Anthony Vaccarello’s exquisitely, chic runway that outshone the Eiffel Tower? In other words, it’s been a week filled with gorgeous and tasteful elements, sprinkled with a hint of drama and we’ve covered it all here at Mess Magazine.
It is safe to say that Anthony Vaccarello pulled off one of the most spectacular shows at Paris Fashion Week. The bright, white spotlights illuminate the Parisian sky with the beautiful sparkle of the Eiffel Tower dancing gracefully in the background. Most importantly, the perfectly tailored jackets, some cropped with strong shoulders and some with shorts steal the show as models walk with confidence, power and attitude down the water illusion that is the catwalk. On the other hand, there is a softness that came with the 70’s vibe with velvet peasant dresses and elegant, golden skirts. Naomi Campbell closed the show looking extremely fierce in a sequined, oversized suit that left us all speechless.
Taking place in the grounds of the historical building of Les Invalides, Valentino’s latest SS20 collection was overwhelmingly refreshing with its beautiful bell sleeves incorporated on the classic white shirt dress. Pierpaolo Piccoli, was able to ‘get back to the essence of shape and volume’ by treating the white shirt ‘with couture sensibility’. Ruffled ostrich feathers and oversized, starchy bows complimented one another effortlessly creating gorgeous silhouettes. Moreover, one must not forget the splash of neon, the golden cuffs, the chandelier earrings and the glitter that contrasted against the presentation’s neutral palette.
La belle epoque translates to The Beautiful Age and is the main source of inspiration in Louis Vuitton’s SS20 collection. This classy, sleek and typically French show explores an expansive colour palette that opens conversations about gender fluidity. Notably, creative director Nicolas Ghesquiere overlooks the constructions of gender by including pantsuits, large bowler hats, platform brogues, pin-striped trousers and waist coats. Time travel has always fascinated Nicolas which is obvious in his futuristic setting where he ‘wanted to explore notions about what is outdated and old fashioned, and nostalgia for a time we can only dream about.
Creative director Virginie Viard, follows in the footsteps of Karl Lagerfeld opting for maximalist sets that replicate the rooftops of 1960’s Paris. The youthful, elegant models strolled along the runway wearing classic Chanel tweed suits, two tone heels, blazer romper suits and hot pants in pink metallic and black. However, the youtuber Marie Benoliel, dragged the audience from their dreamlike state as she crashed the show during the finale wearing a houndstooth suit. Gigi Hadid went into full security mode as she firmly, yet gently escorted the intruder off stage.
So, its clear to see its been one amazing week in fashion history! The fashion capital of the world never fails to impress us with is extraordinary shows.