Biggest Trends From 2020 Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture
Paris Fashion Week has always been known as a glamorous grind. There is one thing that’s positive however, and that is the fact that its offerings are undeniably dreamy and ethereal. Designers have brought scene-stealing spectacles that kicked off the week and we’ve seen our favorite models close a light show at, you guessed it, the Eiffel Tower. Ah, yes, the magic of the PFW.
This year, we have found some shocking trends and here are they:
The color for spring/summer 2020 is most definitely green and it’s never been this easy on the eye. Balenciaga and Givenchy offered floral frocks in green while Louis Vuitton showed coat dresses with paisley prints. As for Balmain, it did not hesitate in blinging out the minis with green, bubble-shaped embellishment all the while Noir Kei Ninomiya showcased tulle gowns that are personified botanical wonders.
The Bare Minimum
Runways this 2020 have felt pared down more than ever, but that is definitely not without thoughts when it comes to the threads. The high-slit shirt/dress of Off-White tapped into the obsession of fashion for the early ‘90s minimalism and the white dress of Miu Miu, which was styled with a cardigan, had perfectly balanced retro and edge. At other runways, essentials were being stripped into flowing skirts and sheer bras. We're stunned to say the least.
Paris has been waxed nostalgic for the Bohemia. Paco Rabanne, as it seems, took a trip and envisioned groovy and bold colors. As for Celine, it nailed a very streamlined look this time using high-waisted jeans and peasant tops that are to die for. Guess who took the rock vibe – Saint Laurent and it completed looks with hot pants and head scarves. Just awesome.
As it is haute couture, clothes in the runways were also slashed in every asymmetric way possible. Both Valentino and Dior showed Venus cuts that are adorned with feathers and flowers. As for Alexander McQueen, it whipped up hemlines that are zigzagged and with layers upon layers. Pure and heavenly.
Power dressing isn't synonymous with slacks. Chanel has tricked out the signature tweed with the flower pins, flats and peplums. As for Marine Serre, it featured matchy minis and the tailored skirt suit of Altuzarra was in a color play.
It takes lots to excite us, a jaded fashion crowd. This is especially so during the last leg for the fashion month. However, Dries Van Noten has pulled off just that with the unveiling of a top-secret collab with Christian Lacroix, a French designer known for being bold and otherworldly. Just for fun! The looks were what you would expect when these two designers join their forces: iconic with ruffles and bright bows blending seamlessly with practical bottoms, slouchy sweatshirts, and outerwear with embellishments. This is a hearty reminder for us all that fashion is and will always be meant to delight.
For her Paris Fashion Week debut which was held at none other than the Peninsula Paris, Aurora James sought a little bit of inspiration from the decades past. Translation? Spectacularly decadent strappy sandals that are destined to be the shiniest stars when celebrities hit the streets for spring and summer.
Florals are spring evergreen, most especially on the runways of Giambattista Valli. This fashion season, he piled flowers on frothy frocks and, of course, on models. The models’ faces had orchids that were obvious they were just cut, while others had feathers as their crowns. Now we have proper inspo for our next garden party. Score!
The country club has been brought to Paris from the Atlantic Ocean. The sweet ol’ polo had its moment thanks to designers who thoughtfully styled them underneath voluminous skirts and textured slip dresses. Yes, that’s right – it is time for you to dig those Hollister polos up and given them a new life.
They don’t; however, this season was all about coats with holes punched into them. The spontaneous cut outs were in our favorite white tanks – even black trousers. They were purposeful while adding a sweet surprise and some breeze to the outfits.
If you have been itching in finally taking up crocheting as a weekend hobby, then now is the perfect time for it. This craft has been revived on the runway with beautiful flowy dresses. A dress takes on various interpretations depending on the silhouette and shade of white. It can be fancy doily to Pirates of the Caribbean!
Hips Don’t Lie
And they certainly don’t! This was what many Parisian designers said this season as they focused on shifting the focus from the shoulders to the hips. Cropped a-lines and peplum tops made a comeback and other designers created unique structures in the hips.
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