The capital of love is also known to be the most stylish place on earth, and its fashion week is one of the latest for a reason – we keep the best for last, of course. Between classicism, romanticism, and a return to classics, Paris Fashion Week itself is full of history. From its rough beginnings (during the world wars, after all) to its stellar debut shows, 2018 is the culmination of decades of hard work and celebration of fashion.
Somewhere between an extraterrestrial landing and the royal courts of the French monarchy, the Louis Vuitton show was an embodiment of the peak of French fashion, from its fashion to its couture. Modern accoutrement and other paraphernalia made an appearance, alongside traditional and elegant colors. All signed Nicolas Ghesquière.
The Giambattista Valli show, though not political, had its fair share of undertones. Between the ‘Mongolian flip-flops’, the ‘British suit’, the ‘Rajasthani butterfly motif’, and the ‘kaftan dresses and minis’ as Vogue so well puts it, the message is pretty clear. Inspired by the beauty of the world – our world –, GV models strutted under the eyes of A-listers, as always.
From the pioneer of timeless fashion herself to this Fall 2018 Ready-to-Wear collection, it seems like Coco’s legacy is in good hands. The masterpiece of Karl Lagerfeld himself, the Chanel collection was chic to the bone, from its iconic double-breasted jackets to its color palette. Keep an eye on the accessories – especially the tights.
Talk about powerful women attire! Dark at first glance and creepy overall, femininity was at its finest with Saab’s fall 2018 collection. Ruffles, jackets, and the most intricate patterns adorned the equally eerie runway.
Rather Western but also not quite, leather, fringe, and fur all made an appearance at the Isabel Marant runway show. In fact, we see it more as an upgrade – and way more stylish – of traditional Western styles. All that’s missing from this quasi-Americana collection are the stars and stripes!
Inspiration may be everywhere, but the best often comes from your roots. Ortiz’s collection was inspired by her native Colombia, as is most of her designs. Despite still being a young and up-and-coming designer, Johanna is making a name for herself with her elegant and fun, chic and flirty pieces.
Completely romantic and vintage, the essence of Valentino’s collection is a series of day, evening, and day-to-evening gowns. A-lines, scallops, monochromatics… if there’s one word to describe the collection, it would be classic.
All photos taken from Vogue.