An air of elegance and minimalism was seen at Paris Fashion Week along with cowgirls and rebooted bikers.
PARIS Fashion Week ended Wednesday. Let’s take a look at five striking trends from some of the Autumn/ Winter womenswear collections.
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See- through dungarees
Anthony Vaccarello WITH fashion in something of a more- is- better spiral, Courreges brought it sharply back to the basics of its 1960s minimalist roots. As well as its headline- grabbing self- heating coats, it went big on miniskirts, which the brand claims to have co- invented – a trend picked up by Anthony Vaccarello, among others. – AFP Relaxnews
Minis and minimalism
THE front- row guests at Dries Van Noten's sumptuous show were ready to give their ( redone) front teeth for anything from what
Vogue called this “spine- chillingly elegant” collection of leopard- spot suits, gold lame coats and poison- green furs. The standout show so far drew on 1930s aristocratic dandies and the Marchesa Luisa Casati in particular, who never left home without her pearls or a pet cheetah or two.
PARIS has rounded up the wagons and gone West for inspiration. Chloe riffed off its classic hippy- dippy look with cowboy- gaucho capes and floaty frilly dresses that saloon girls could only dream of, while the ( East) Indian designer Manish Arora created a line of super- colourful punky tribal squaws that would have given even Vivienne Westwood the vapours for his “Hell's Belles” show. And Anne Sofie Madsen set off too into the lost Native American heartlands in search of Elvis Presley's Cherokee roots.
Biker chic WHILE Paris has only tentatively followed Milan's lead on thigh- high boots, it has gone hell- bent for leather on a rebooted biker look, with Paco Rabanne, Anthony Vaccarello, Carven Ready and Wanda Nylon all looking to "Easy Rider" in the rear- view mirror. Chloe even dedicated its collection to the 1970s motorcycle adventurer Anne- France Dautheville.
Ride ' em, cowgirls