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Paris Fashion Week update #4 – Loewe, Issey Miyake, Nina Ricci and Lutz Huelle

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Paris Fashion Week Spring Summer 2020 is still going strong. We are delighted to keep you posted on the best shows, promising designers and emerging trends. This update: Loewe, Issey Miyake, Nina Ricci and Lutz Huelle.

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Paris Fashion Week

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.

Loewe

At Loewe, creative director Jonathan Anderson knows how to elevate the peek-a-boob trend. Shameless as the director can be, he sent barely covered models onto the runway. We have to admit that all looks were equally enviable.

Before the show started, Anderson described his collection as ethereal, poetic, and aristocratic. While one might have thought that Anderson was a bit full of himself and might have been slightly exaggerating, this isn’t true at all. To be honest, these words come closer to an underestimation of his Spring/Summer 2020 collection for Loewe.

Anderson is capable of perfectly blending old, almost antique and beyond vintage, craftwork with innovative designers. His collection formed a new take on Loewe’s signature, or at least at the signature it has had for the last years, led by Anderson himself. Shapes and fits are very minimalistic, while the quality and the usage of high level materials is very extravagant.

All together, the collection is extra, while calm and true to the Spanish heritage of the brand. It celebrates femininity together with some kind of Spanish royal hints. Anderson’s magnificent eye for detail will make sure every Loewe fan desires it to be Spring more than ever.

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Issey Miyake

Issey Miyake’s show was one big, cheerful and funky surprise. Models wearing solely underwear entered the space and started moving around. Soon big hoops appeared from the ceiling, covering up models in swinging dresses and matching hats. As African Nights by Eric Muller and Maurin Zahnd hit the speakers, models started to dance and hop on the beats. The playful dresses emphasized Miyake’s springiness – something that’s stick to the brand since the beginning.

Overall the collection was very colorful, evoking true nostalgic Spring feelings. When models on electric skateboards entered the room, the joyful show got even more joyful, because of the big smiles on the models’ faces.

Miyake’s collection and fashion show truly sparked joy. It’s a Paris Fashion Week moment to remember.

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Nina Ricci

Nina Ricci’s show by Lisi Herrebrugh and Rushemy Botter sparked joy as well – but in a different way. Models wearing big, oversized hats (that by the way functioned as bags as well) reminded us of Queen Elizabeth or the former Dutch queen (now Princess Beatrix) in her younger years.

While femininity and romance still play an important role at this collection, it felt very quirky and innovative as well. They lifted the posh and formerly stiff brand to an entire new (and much younger) level. Will the typical Nina Ricci customer respond happily to this fact? We doubt it. But hey, two young designers who aim for a new and joyful take on a renowned brand must get a chance. And we truly believe they will nail it.

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Lutz Huelle

Lutz Huelle, also appointed as Creative Director at Delpozo earlier this year, choose a few accents to exaggerate. It resulted in a very delicate, yet modern collection.

Polkadots, oversized sleeves, puffy shoulders and big – we man really big – necklaces were ascendent. His entire collection was based on the city of love: Paris. While living there for over 20 years now, he recently rediscovered the city and now appreciates it more than ever.

Right before the show, Huelle acknowledged he thought Parisian fashion was too well-behaved for a long time, but – after taking a break from the city – he suddenly can’t get enough of it. Therefore, the city by itself was enough to base an entire collection on. Black and white refer to typical French looks, especially when combined with elegant materials like tule and a floral jacquard. It all felt very French and very Huelle.

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