Best of Paris Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2019 – The common theme of Paris Fashion Week’s shows seemed to be deconstruction. Nothing is what it looks like. Dresses were made of blazers and we saw a whole bunch of garments we’re not sure how to name. However, this made the spectacle of the year even more spectacular. We’ve listed the best of Paris Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2019 for you, from Virgil Abloh for Off-White to the spectacular collection of Mugler and many other highlights. So sit back and relax and try to find names for garments you don’t know yet. It will be fun, they said.
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Best of Paris Fashion Week – well-known designers
Let’s kick off with the well-known designers, since they belong to the best of Paris Fashion week as well. As said, the common theme ‘deconstruction’ was played big and screamed out loud. It was if all creative directors sat together and agreed upon this fresh wind that the fashion industry needed. Striking is the absence of big logos, while we did see them during Milan Fashion Week. Another very important thing to note is the diversity of the models we saw on the runway. Did the many movements on body positivity and ethnicity finally made sense to the big fashion houses? We hope so.
Sober, decontructed, clean colors and the right snit: this is how we remember Martin Margiela’s first designs and John Galliano seemed to have dedicated this Fall/Winter 2019 collection to Margiela’s very first designs. The result is a marvelous collection full of timeless pieces you wish to own.
There was only one show during Paris Fashion Week that was able to break the internet, and it was the one of Jacquemus. And we’re not even talking about the actual outfits, we’re talking about the microscopic bags he sent on the runway – called Le Chiquito Bag. Bags so tiny, you can only carry a (small!) lipstick with you. Let’s say Simon Porte Jacquemus re-invented light traveling in his own way. Somehow, we can’t get enough of it. Good job, Jacquemus.
At Mugler, deconstruction seemed an important theme as well. Horizontal and vertical lines shaped blazers and other garments, giving it a feminine silhouette. The top piece was the (again) deconstructed dress shown below, on the beautiful Nella Roz. Other highlights of the Mugler show were the sculpted jackets, with a focus on the waist. Combined with a short skirt, this outfit was very chic as well as easy-going. Hurray for Mugler.
The Dries van Noten show was again a feast for the eyes. Both bright and soft colors alternated the runway, while materials varied from leather to tule. Pastel colored stockings were made by Fogal of Switserland and complemented every look very, very well.
Lemaire definitely belongs to the best of Paris Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2019. The designers went back to their classic roots, but with a modern hint. Think of ultra-feminine and gorgeous maxi-dresses and layered suits made from perfectly printed fabrics.
Y/Project went BIG. And yes, we have to write that with capital letters. Dresses that wouldn’t fit in the average New York apartment, were alternated by very extra trenchcoats and other overly-decorated garments. It was one of the most original shows of Paris Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2019. We can only conclude one thing: only go to Y/Project if you’re not afraid to overdress. We’ve warned you.
Fashion designer Rick Owens applied the now well-known deconstruction method as well, but in his own, very chunky way. He created big tops and vests which he combined with rough high-heeled boots and speedy sunglasses. Very Rick Owens and very refreshing. We simply love it.
While based in Milan, Off-White showed at Paris Fashion Week, starring Karlie Kloss in a spectacular yellow dress. The show of Virgil Abloh – called “HIS & HERS” – was based on his closest friends. He used them as his muses. As with all his collections, this one was full of glamor and sex-appeal as well. Virgil Abloh is master in combining this sexiness with streetwear for his label Off-White and again proves us he’s a true master of fashion.
Thanks to the ever classy Isabel Marant and the cheering tunes during her fashion show, we are totally ready for Fall/Winter 2019, despite that it’s stil cold outside. Models Kaia Gerber and Anna Ewers showed very cosy, but feminine pieces that you want to wear immediately. With a little help of waist belts, the entire silhouette became very classy, as we’re used to at Isabel Marant.
Despite that we’re still in mourn of Phoebe Philo’s exit at Celine, we understand we have to move on. This time, Hedi Slimane surprised us with a very original collection for Celine. The focus wasn’t on short skirts and minidresses, but on a 70ies inspired collection that could also be worn in the future. Sounds confusing, doesn’t it? Well, it actually was, but in a good way.
Classic pieces and vintage looking items don’t have to clash at all, as seen at Loewe’s Fall/Winter 2019 show. While some outfits were very extra, others were more easy-going and ready-to-wear. Layering, deconstruction (nothing new) and combinations of ‘clashing’ materials were predominant and caused a very interesting collection we can’t stop looking at.
Best of Paris Fashion Week – designers to watch
Besides Virgil Abloh for Off-White, John Galliano for Maison Margiela and Hedi SLimane for Celine, there are many more great designers and fashion labels that showed their collections during #pfw and definitely belong to this list of best of Paris Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2019. Check them out below.
Maison Kimhékim was one of the big surprises of Paris Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2019. This brand took deconstruction to an entire other level. Where John Gallioano did the trick at Maison Margiela as well, Maison Kimhékim went a little step further and showed a bit more balls. Blazers were deconstructed to both mini- and maxi-dresses, jackets had an asymmetrical finish and high fashion got interchanged by some kind of nerdy-vibe outfits, which looked great as well. Striking was the use of see-through fabric, sometimes just pulled over a model, without wearing a top underneath it. It made the spectacle complete.
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Afterhomework is a very authentic label, with Niki Minaj as a fan. Afterhomework re-invented regular garments to pieces you could never think of. Shirts that look like backpacks and skirts that seem to miss a part. However, very original and very promising. We recommend you to keep an eye on this one.
Rokh rocked the runway with very powerful outfits and fierce looking models. Leather, original color usage and authentic combinations mark their Fall/Winter 2019 collection.
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