Paris Fashion Week has brought fashion-lovers the very best of the world of couture and has reminded once again why Paris truly is the fashion capital of the world. The very definition of chic, the pieces by some of the world’s most notable fashion houses and designers have emerged onto the runway and easily taken onlookers’ breath away by the pure genius and beauty that has been presented.
Balmain brought the wild to the runway, while Dior selected a quirky, yet sweet tone with their respective Spring/Summer 2017 collection. Chloe ensembles melded bohemian relaxation with elegance and grace, while Lanvin ensured that the collection was fierce yet luxurious, for any fashionista seeking to add a bit of an edge to her wardrobe. Lastly, Marie Elie drew on a muse reminiscent of the romantic era with pieces designed to ensure chic appeal at any fine occasion.
The Spring/Summer 2017 collection by Balmain, designed by Olivier Rousteing, creative director for the luxurious fashion house, makes it easy to see why the couture by the brand is so sought after by the likes of Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner. The entire Kardashian-Jenner clan has been spotted donning Balmain on various occasions, and it’s simply because of the fact that the pieces by Rousteing absolutely scream luxury and sex appeal. The latest collection did not disappoint and continued to establish the fashion house as being the go-to mecca for those who want to push the boundaries with their style. The prints were straight from the wild in vibrant, yet deep hues paired with sumptuous textures. The New York Times shares about the collection that was just revealed during the week that is the pinnacle to the world of fashion.
“Balmain is expensive — the company, and the clothes. Rousteing’s atelier is sewing together slithers of python, rhinestone-embellished minidresses and gold knitwear. That knit now makes up 30 percent of the collection, Rousteing says, so we see a lot of it on the runway. We see a lot of everything, actually: Rousteing’s collection is 80 looks, one of the largest on show during Paris fashion week. He isn’t a designer who does things by halves.”
Dior’s reveal was a mix of quirky and feminine. The collection is the first by the new creative director of women’s wear for the fashion house, Maria Grazia Chiuri. The designer relays to the Financial Times about the inspiration for the collection that melds softness and strength in the form of fashion. The talent noted that by this point in her life, at the age of 52, she knows what she likes and what she doesn’t like. She was certainly always a fan of the newsprint dress from the hit show Sex and the City.
“I know what I like and what I don’t like. I like the sign of the star, so why not? And I love also the cut that Slimane used in the denim, so I used that. I love John Galliano’s newsprint dress that Carrie Bradshaw wore in Sex in the City. And the saying ‘J’adior’ is a sentence that my generation will always have in mind.”
The Chloe collection was a fabulous mix of bohemian-relaxation meets elegantly chic, while Lanvin rounded out the notable show with a luxurious, yet edgy appeal.
Marie Elias stood out with a collection that seemed to draw on a time long ago, perhaps reminiscent of the Romantic era, with lace and corsets to make up pieces fit for any luxurious occasion.
Thus far, the reveals at Paris Fashion Week have been remarkable and the celebrities have come out for the biggest occasion the world of fashion has to offer.
[Feature Image by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for Balmain]