Today the final PFW shows took place. The SS15 runway shows have drawn to a close meaning the hectic 'fashion month' is over for another 6 months. I adored so many collections shown in Paris, more so than in any other city, so I found it hard to select my top 10 shows.
Primary colours made for a dramatic Balmain collection, structured caged leather dresses and midriff baring crop tops are sure to keep Rousteing's #BalmainArmy happy. One of my favourite prints I have seen this season was the pixelated sarasa seen at Dries Van Noten, offset perfectly against wide stripes in rich jewel tones. Sacai delivered my favourite paisley print of the season. The collection was a wonderful juxtaposition of mixed fabric, colour and print. The past couple of seasons we've seen a lot of blurred floral prints, so the vibrant inky florals seen at Chanel seemed like a refreshing updated take on this. Alexander Wang can do no wrong, his collection at Balenciaga was simply beautiful. The cocktail dresses had a distinct sporty twist with the mesh fabrics. The prints at Isabel Marant reminded me of Matisse cut outs but the overall collection had a, dare I say, gladiator feel to it with cinched in leather waist belts and an earthy colour palette. Dress shapes at Valentino were as expected but as always the collection was breath-taking. The ice cream colours and sophisticated nautical prints: starfish, anchors and shells were simply divine. More summer leather dresses at Maxime Simeons in maximum effect shocking colours.
Dries Van Noten
Be sure to head over to my Pinterest page and check out my 'Runway Favourites' board for more PFW collections. http://www.pinterest.com/phillippadesign/ Other highlights include: Stella McCartney, Louis Vuitton, Chloe, Elie Saab, Emanuel Ungaro, Givenchy, John Galliano, Leonard, Andrew GN, Viktor and Rolf and Giambattista Valli.