As Paris women’s conform week ends Tuesday, AFP looks during some of a vital trends from a spring-summer 2019 catwalk collections:
– Black is a new black –
Spring-summer is ostensible to be about splendid colours, prints and flouncy flowers. No longer if a deeply staid Paris conform week is any barometer.
The final 9 days has been one prolonged gloomy way of black, with a small bit of white and a peculiar daunt of china to lift a gloom.
Hedi Slimane went on a excursion to a heart of black in his rarely argumentative entrance during Celine, as did his inheritor during Saint Laurent, Anthony Vaccarello.
Blink during Valentino, Margiela, Guy Laroche, Givenchy and even Balenciaga and we competence have suspicion yourself during a arise there was so most black, while Rick Owens summoned adult a Salem witch-hunts, smoking inferno and all.
Dior — where flowers are never distant — was definitely poetic though also determinedly unflashy with subtly resigned colours.
Even Balmain was uncharacteristically restrained, that is no bad thing.
It was left to Chanel, a aristocrat of prints Dries outpost Noten, Haider Ackermann, Paco Rabanne and India’s punch talent Manish Arora to move some sparkle to a party, with a latter outdoing himself with a technicolour collection that burnt into memory as good as a retina.
– Teeny small bags –
Bags are removing smaller, most smaller. We seem in fact to be entering a epoch of a micro-bag with immature guns Ottolinger and Jacquemus introducing handbags we can reason with one finger.
Karl Lagerfeld might be some-more than half a century their senior, though he was crash on trend during Chanel. And we were spoilt for choice for them during Louis Vuitton, where they were also trustworthy to belts.
Natacha Ramsay-Levi’s new C bag during Chloe isn’t teeny tiny, though a biggest thing about it is a golden C she has beaten on it, while Maria Grazia Chiuri’s new Dior one is some-more of a shoulder purse.
Spherical bags were also big, with Chanel introducing a small beach round bags and Marine Serre’s witty small animation bombs.
Arora too had a few before holding a biscuit — or in his box a three-tiered cake — with his marriage cake as good as leopard-head bags that came with light-up-in-the-dark laser eyes.
But for pristine unsentimental ingenuity, Issey Miyake’s new bag shawl is tough to beat. Made with shot fabric, it can be folded into a shawl and ragged in an roughly gigantic series of ways. Hats off!
– Tights with sandals –
For decades character gurus have preached that a really clarification of icky was tights with sandals or open-toed shoes. No more.
No larger management than a church of elegant ambience that is a residence of Givenchy reckons it’s OK. It interconnected thick black tights with sandals and even — prop yourselves — white shoes.
Miu Miu, a pioneer/repeat delinquent of knee-length tights, teamed them and black tights with pink, silver, brownish-red and purple sandals, some with height soles true from a 1970s.
And regenerated Courreges dared to compare skin-tone tights temperament a trademark with miniskirts and prosaic sandals.
– Gigantic shades –
Summer is all about sunglasses, and subsequent year they will be as large as design windows.
Dior was initial to detonate a support with large boxy skin-tone shades, followed by Gucci’s jet black giants desirous by sleeping masks with Loewe’s equally large ones, only a small some-more modular.
Rick Owens and Paris newcomers Marques’Almeida continued a gigantism with roughly matching fighter-pilot visor shades.
Like a collection, Guy Laroche’s were two-tone while Saint Laurent and newbies Each x Other went all hippy dippy with heart- and diamond-shaped frames.
For those who consider shades are an nonessential extravagance, Slimane’s Paris by night-themed entrance during Celine beaten home a character order that one should never go out after dim but them.
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