All good things must come to an end and this season Paris has proved to be the end of not just S/S 15 but also of a few fashion traditions. Jean Paul Gaultier showcased his final ready-to-wear collection as he takes a step back from Fashion Week to focus his attention on the more “creative” and “experimental” haute couture collections. Hermès’ Creative Director Christophaire Lemaire bid his farewell to the luxury Parisian brand as his own label rises to success. Have we had enough of the normcore trend, flats and obligatory model selfies? Until spring/summer ’15 perhaps!
Last week U.N Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson captivated audiences world-wide with an extraordinarily honest and impassioned speech on gender equality as the “HeForShe” campaign was launched. The highly anticipated Chanel show paid homage to the new wave feminist movement with a faux protest finale where high status models mobbed down the catwalk with banners and signs. Though the spectacle has been deemed a publicity stunt by many it also pays homage to Coco Chanel’s feminist values and the origins of the Chanel brand. This trend may not be in the clothes we wear but it is certainly in the way we wear them.
Get ready to embrace looking like a ray of sunshine next season with yellow storming the S/S15 Paris catwalks. Emanuel Ungaro’s long length designs came in bold lemon and floral prints with yellow accented throughout. Zadig & Voltaire chose to express the trend with neon casuals and separates. With Sixties inspired silhouettes, Carven incorporated the shade into panel details and accessories. Shop the look at Jules B now!
The Wide Leg
As the normcore trend dominates our catwalks, the wide leg trouser is a further addition to the collection of comfort and casual-wear looks we already have on our spring/summer 2015 radars! Chanel kept it traditional with tweed ankle grazing swing pants whilst Balmain incorporated leather. Chloe opted for an array of denim creations in the form of sweat pants and jumpsuits.
Sheer and sexy continues to pave the way for S/S ’15 style as designers are ever keen to bare skin in innovative and exciting ways. Valentino played with stunning laser-cut white floral designs to expose the skin in a feminine and wearable way. Vionnet and Corrie Nielson went down the sheer route with see-through panelling and full exposure. Shop the sheer look!
The Front Row
Our favourite rising stars of the acting world graced the FROW at Miu Miu as Elle Fanning, Elizabeth Olsen, Margot Robbie and Lupita Nyong’o sat huddled together. Mr and Mrs West attended good friend Olivier Rousteing’s show, both in head-to-toe Balmain. The power couple also sat front row at Kim’s wedding dress designer Riccardo Tisci’s latest Givenchy collection where they were accompanied by North West, who went to her first fashion show Balenciaga a few days prior.
Peter Lindbergh Exhibition
The launch event for Peter Lindbergh’s exhibition at the Gagosian Gallery was attended by Grace Coddington, Karlie Kloss and Jeremy Scott to name a few. Lindbergh was said to be overwhelmed by the support he had from the fashion and artistic industries.
The exhibition ends on the 22nd November 2014.
CR Fashion Book Launch
“There’s no recipe Cherie. I just invite them and they come”– Carine Roitfeld
Perhaps one of the biggest attended parties of this season was the launch of Carine Roitfeld’s latest CR Fashion Book. Designers Riccardo Tisco, Karl Largerfeld and Tommy Hilfiger sipped on cocktails with Justin Bieber, Rachel Zoe, the Kardashian clan and Great Gatsby director Baz Lurhmann.
The One Watch
Julie di Libran made her impressive debut as Creative Director at the renowned fashion house this season. She claimed to feel confident about the collection which was made up of playful and fun designs that were still true to the brand and we were impressed! We look forward to seeing what her first autumn/winter collection will bring!