Edgy & Romantic
I have loved every fashion week this season, but Paris was the most stunning finale to sum up Spring 2019 Ready-to-Wear. Some of the most beautiful collections of clothes and the most insane & creative shows.
I watched an interview of Anna Wintour discussing the collision of men’s & women’s clothes in conversation about Margiella. The idea even that they should no longer be separated in department stores anymore and the concept that “everything is for everyone”. While I do find myself struggling with the idea of a man wearing something overly feminine (I’m sorry, but please don’t wear a dress if you take me out), I would love this men’s button down covered in playing cards from Balenciaga, such a nice take on a a classic. Style it with the sleeves rolled up, French tucked into a pair of denim shorts, or dark-wash jeans. The Uber-tight velvet mini with a sweetheart neckline is like a sexy Wednesday Addams & there’s always a moment for Lolita sunglasses.
Okay, so I’m not okay with the removal of the accent either, like what? I know a lot of people in the industry weren’t feeling this Celine collection from Hedi. Honestly though, I’m obsessed and beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so I’m going to keep on being obsessed. Like that girl is wearing a massive oversized bow as a dress!! All the ruffles and neutrals are so chic, I adored this collection.
This had to be the highlight of Paris Fashion Week, not only this season, but for a many years to come. Karl Lagerfeld transformed the Grand Palais into a beach, with rolling waves and everything! The show was absolutely stunning, but on top of this the clothes easily could have spoken for themselves. Classic Chanel tweed in fresh pastels for the spring with layers and layers of jewelry and belts and bags while the models carried their footwear over the soft sand. I’ve also seen straw hats in a few collections, so be sure to have one come next spring!
The Dior show included dancers and candy coloured confetti to compliment the balletic collection. Ballet pink satin headbands, tulle-like skirts and soft ballet flats secured with ribbons up the ankles, reminiscent of a ballerina’s pointe shoes. Some of the most beautiful prints and carefully curated colours.
So many beautiful colours at Elie Saab Laser cut and black lace brought us something sexy and edgy. Truthfully I still don’t think I’m ready for that hi-lo trend to come back, which I’ve seen a couple times throughout Spring 2019 collections, I still have PTSD from the last time those came into style.
John Galliano brought us the most gorgeous demure farm girl. Mixed prints, unassuming nipples and the most beautiful blues for his Spring 2019 collection. It’s always a pleasure to see what this creative genius will bring to the season.
I will be needing one of those soft pointed flats from Stella McCartney The collections was full of pastels and really unique, but wearable pieces, like a long silk slip, or the skin tight floral jumper, could easily be layered over for a modest day time look.
Please tell me Vera Wang is going to bring ruffs back. This collection is dark & Victorian and I am obsessed. Those platform boots, exaggerated silhouettes (oversized arms, bubbled tops, puffed sleeves and very exaggerated shoulders – to the point of having wings). This collection is to die for.