As Paris women’s conform week heads into the
final straight, we demeanour during what we have schooled so distant from a catwalk
It’s all about purity, foolish
Spring-summer collections are ostensible to be about throwing open the
windows to a universe of colour and floral fancy, though Paris shows have been
notably some-more solemn and stern than common — roughly righteous in fact when
it comes to prints.
Photos: Saint Laurent SS19, Catwalkpictures.com
Hedi Slimane went on a excursion to a heart of black in his long-anticipated
debut during Celine, as did his inheritor during Saint Laurent, Anthony Vaccarello.
Blink during a Margiela, Guy Laroche, Olivier Theyskens or Hyun Mi Nielsen
shows and we competence have suspicion yourself during a wake there was so much
black, while Rick Owens summoned adult a Salem witch-hunts, smoking inferno and
Photos: Dries Van Noten SS19, Catwalkpictures.com
Two tones, black and white, dominated a catwalks.
Even Balmain was uncharacteristically restrained, that is no bad thing.
Dior — where flowers are never distant divided — was definitely poetic though also
It was left to a aristocrat of prints Dries outpost Noten, as good as Jour/Ne, Paco
Rabanne and India’s punch talent Manish Arora to move some sparkle to the
party, with a latter outdoing himself with a technicolour collection that
burned itself into memory as good as a retina.
Teeny small bags
Bags are removing smaller, most smaller. We seem in fact to be entering
the epoch of a micro-bag with immature guns Ottolinger and Jacquemus introducing
handbags we can reason with one finger.
Natacha Ramsay-Levi’s new C bag during Chloe competence not be utterly so teeny tiny
but a biggest thing about it is a golden C she has beaten on it, while
Maria Grazia Chiuri’s new Dior bag is some-more of a shoulder purse.
Marine Serre’s round bags were animation bombs while Arora took the
biscuit — or in this box a three-tiered cake — with his marriage cake as
well as leopard conduct bags that came with laser eyes.
But for pristine unsentimental ingenuity, Issey Miyake’s new bag shawl is tough to
beat. Made with glossy shot fabric, it can be folded into a shawl and ragged in an
almost gigantic series of ways.
Photos: Balenciaga SS19, Catwalkpictures.com
Summer is as all about sunglasses. And if Paris is any barometer in 2019
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
massive ones a small some-more modular.
Rick Owens and Paris newcomers Marques’Almeida continued a gigantism with
almost matching warrior commander 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
For those who consider sunglasses 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 your shades.
Photos left to right: Gucci SS19, Balenciaga SS19, Catwalkpictures.com
By gusset, it’s Y-fronts!
There has been most gnashing of teeth this week about the
relevance/appropriateness of Saint Laurent’s leather prohibited pants in a age of
However small brouhaha resulted from Gucci promulgation out some of a boys in
its co-ed uncover in large relaxed Y-fronts with hosiery and Oxford boots or in a
selection of leather, red-zipped vinyl and clear codpieces.
One diamond-encrusted scallop bombard ragged over a span of powder blue slacks
drew quite admiring glances.
Photos left to right: Chloe SS19, Balmain SS19, Catwalkpictures.com
Never one to be outdone, a American avant-gardist Owens brought out the
heavy artillery, with codpiece bags large adequate to filch an electric guitar.
While Saint Laurent’s Vaccarello might be out of synch with a mood of the
times, Owens tellingly put his codpieces on women in an considerable uncover that
also enclosed kick-ass women in headscarves and a black Lady Liberty holding
the glow of leisure that set glow to his “Tower of Babel”.
That it took place on a day of a Senate hearings into Donald Trump’s US
Supreme Court collect Brett Kavanaugh gave it a serve frisson.
Safe to contend that Melania Trump will not be wearing Owens anytime soon,
unless it’s on her approach to a divorce courts.(AFP)
Main photo: Saint Laurent SS19, Catwalkpictures.com