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Paris Fashion Week update #2 – Mugler, Maison Margiela, Dries van Noten and Rochas

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Paris Fashion Week Spring Summer 2020 has officially kicked-off. We are delighted to keep you posted on the best shows, promising designers and emerging trends. This update: Mugler, Maison Margiela, Dries van Noten and Rochas.

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Paris Fashion Week is full of great designers and shows. Since its hard to stay up-to-date with its great amount of shows, we’re delighted to keep you posted. Check out the schedule of all fashion weeks here and the complete Paris Fashion Week schedule here.

Mugler

Casey Cadwallader’s collection for Mugler celebrated the brand’s looks back in the ’80s and ’90s. Models walking the runway without wearing pants are no exception in this case. Bella Hadid opened the show, covered in stockings, a very short blazer and a net corset – as far as an outfit like this is capable of covering up at all.

The sportive and performance materials made the looks very 2020. Furtermore, the casting of the models was very modern as well. We saw Jill Kortleve amongst others, which made us very happy. Cadwallader knows how to be ahead of others, which he proves with this statement show.

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Maison Margiela

John Galliano went back in time for his Spring/Summer 2020 collection as shown at Paris Fashion Week. Just like mister Martin Margiela himself, Galliano played with deconstructed materials and garments. From ripped jeans to blouses made from several other garments. Combine these with some quirky hats and handsome tailored jackets et voilà: you get a very modern Margiela collection.

Galliano drew inspiration from work-related uniforms, together with church-related ones. We spotted sailor hats, but also nun caps. Furthermore, a long fluffy coat reminding of Martin Margiela’s famous Duvet Coat from Fall/Winter 1999. Galliano stretched the boundaries of deconstruction and re-using. Dresses made from leftovers (or at least looked like they were made of it), non-fashion object used as inspiration and the absence of distinction based on gender made this show meet the standards of today’s society.

We sincerely hope this is what the future of fashion will look like. Hurray for Galliano.

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Dries van Noten

Everything is better together, a thought that must have cross Dries van Noten’s mind when he asked French designer Christian Lacroix to team up. Fashion collaborations are hot topic and Van Noten knew how to draw attention from the fashion crowd.

Both designers are known for their slightly dramatic use (and combination) of prints. For this collection they exaggerated their signature looks. Animal prints, bold colors and chunky silhouettes formed an extravagant collection. Both designers took the sky as the limit.

Despite that this collection differs a lot from what we’ve seen at other designers during Paris Fashion Week, there’s one red threat: the presence of tailored outfits, preferably consisting of an oversized blazer. So if you would invest in one piece next season, let it be a blazer.

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Rochas

At Rochas, Alessandro Dell’Acqua showed that he isn’t afraid of color. Funky green, orange, yellow, red and blue tones were both alternated and combined with each other. It was a collection of contrasts. Not only did colors clash, but contrasts concerning style were very present as well. Where some looks were very suitable for a regular office day, others reminded us of an easy-going holiday on the country side of France. And then we haven’t even dscussed the metallic outfits yet.

With his Spring/Summer 2020 collection, Dell’Acqua puts Rochas on the map as a very modern fashion house, responding to the needs of a modern women. From work to a chic dinner party or a relaxed holiday: at Rochas you’ll find an outfit for every occasion. Neither overly dramatic, nor subtle. Exactly what we were looking for.

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