Paris Fashion Week is fashion month’s cherry on the cake. The City of Love’s Fashion Week is home to many established names, juxtaposed with their younger colleagues. These younger counterparts often show their progressive view on fashion and sustainability, where established labels rely on their signature look and feel. This results in an interesting mix of designers, trends and cultures. Fashion Week translates the city into a melting pot of young and old, traditional and progressive and everything in between. Therefore, we provide daily updates about the shows, collections and the stories behind them. Today: Loewe, Nina Ricci and Lutz Huelle.
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Paris Fashion Week
The great thing is that Paris Fashion Week is home to many female designers. Take for example Sarah Burton (Alexander McQueen, Claire Wright Keller (Givenchy), Stella McCartney and Virginie Viard (Chanel) – all great women who show during Paris Fashion Week. We can’t longer suppress our excitement. Luckily, we don’t have to, since PFW is in full force. Read everything about Loewe, Nina Ricci and Lutz Huelle below.
“Dressing to impress—I think that’s an exciting thing,” Jonathan Anderson stated in his mission. When the first model entered the runway in a breath-taking and hard to classify dress, it became clear that Anderson takes “dressing to impress” to an entire new level. His designs were innovative and therefore not easily described. There were brocade dresses, voluminous sleeves and hemlines, together with bedazzling prints and over-the-top collars. Still, you have to see the full collection for yourself to know what we mean. At least, they all fall in the category: items of which you didn’t know you needed them.
This collection fits Anderson’s vision for Loewe – to make it a “cultural brand” – very well. With this vision, he aims to become the go-to brand for people in the art scene. The way in which Anderson designs, is quite arty as well. He leaves the draping of the fabrics to chance when creating a new garment. At his eponymous brand, Anderson has learned to “cut out the noise”. He perfectly knows how to create a stunning look with just one single piece. Let that exactly be the creativity many of us were longing for.
Rushemy Botter and Lisi Herrebrugh played with volume and layering for their Nina Ricci Fall/Winter 2020 collection. The creative duo used Dutch painter Kees van Dongen as their main source of inspiration. Van Dongen moved to Paris at the end of the last century, where he became very successful. It’s a striking metaphor for these creative directors, who are – very successful – outsiders of the city of love as well.
For this collection, the due went back to the heritage of Nina Ricci. It led to a “neoromantic” collection, as Botter explained pre-show. Combining this direction with Van Dongen’s color palette resulted in a very modern collection. Well done.
The suit won’t go anywhere – proven by Lutz Huelle’s Fall/Winter 2020 collection. For this collection, Huelle looked back at his previous ones. What were the most cherished items? Which ones belong to the core of a woman’s wardrobe? Exactly these items were re-invented for this show.
Huelle mastered the art of creating great separates. They look amazing as sets, but also worn individually. On top of this, he created a couple of looks with upcycled denim, very 2020. All together, this collection formed a very modern wardrobe, exactly as how the creative director meant it.
Huelle showed once again that streetwear is over, just like Abloh did a couple of days ago. The future will be sophisticated.