Paris Fashion Week is almost over, and with it another season of spring/summer collections we can’t wait to wear. At Milan Fashion Week it was all about the shoes, and we spotted a few must-have accessories at London Fashion Week.
However in Paris, it was on the catwalk that all the drama happened, and here are five moments that everyone was talking about.
Hedi Slimane’s debut at Celine
It was impossible to miss the social media storm that is still raging on following Hedi’s first collection for Celine, following Phoebe Philo’s departure. There was much anticipation before the big reveal, especially after being teased for weeks on Instagram for weeks (Celine dropping the accent, new bag styles etc). The result was very different from the Parisian house’s signature aesthetic, and it left many saying Hedi had ‘ripped up Celine’s philosophy’. The collection itself showcased the designer’s strong branding, including slim suits and short party dresses. The verdict’s still out.
Valentino’s dreamy dresses
Meanwhile, over at Valentino, Pierpaolo Piccioli made us all remember that sometimes, you really just want to see pretty dresses. There were red balloon-sleeved ballgowns, sequin and feather-trimmed babydoll minis and prints to die for.
The ballet dancers at Dior
For Dior’s spring/summer offering, Maria Grazia Chiuri took inspiration from the ballet. The result? A beautifully choreographed dance designed by Israeli choreographer Sharon Eyal and performed by a professional troupe, to accompany tulle-clad models down the runway.
The tiny and giant bags at Jacquemus
It will be hard to recreate the #hatgate of last season, but Simon Porte Jacquemus is trying damn hard with two bag extremes. Version 1: a teeny, tiny ladylike purse worn around your waist in a chic take on the bum bag. Version 2: an oversized raffia bag to take your life to the beach with you. The question is: which one are you?
The Dolly Parton tribute at Gucci
Over the past few seasons, Gucci has cemented its place as one of the most talked-about and anticipated show on the schedule, and this season didn’t disappoint. Amongst our favourite looks: a Dolly Parton tracksuit, psychedelic suit, Mickey Mouse handbag and 80s-tastic metallic dress. Oh, and let’s not forget a special performance by Jane Birkin herself. Top that.