This is my last instalment from my Series about fashion month and it ends with the best of the fashion weeks in Paris. There were so many shows to comb through, however, I found my top five which are seen below. They are some of the biggest names in fashion, Dior, Valentino, Louis Vuitton, Dries Van Notten and Rochas and to me they rarely disappoint. One day it will be my dream to make it to one fashion week, who knows when that will be but I'm determined to make it happen. Even if it is just to see the street style that comes out of fashion month. Although times are tough and every time you even open your news feed you feel sad for the world; the designers below decided to not let that affect them. They put out positive and optimistic collections with messages of feminism and beauty.
Maria Grazia Chiuri infused her feminist views into her Spring Collection for Dior. Chiuri's models walked the runways in low, block heels and knee high boots. There was inspiration from the 70's felt across the pieces. She is appealing to the millennial crowds, but also an educated
Fashion used to be a reflection of the times. However, this is definitely not true for the Spring 2018 shows, especially Dries Van Noten's. Perhaps it's escapism or resilience even, whatever it is, it was seen on Van Noten's runway. There was colour and glittery pieces
Elegant and exaggerated volumes were everywhere on the Rochas runways for Spring. Alessandro Dell'Acqua used lavish materials with an Eastern flavour, like metallic brocades. Trapeze dresses may seem retro,
Louis Vuitton ended fashion month in Paris with a history lesson. Nicolas Ghesquiere showed Louis Vuitton's Spring collection at the Louvre, a very fitting place for the pieces he sent down the runway. A combination of athleisure wear meets frock coats from the
Pierpaolo Piccioli took Valentino on a space mission this Spring. His collection was inspired by the moon landing, as well as the glamour of Valentino in the 80's. Again a mixture of the athleisure trend that doesn't seem to be going anywhere was seen mixed
audience. This was seen in the first look she sent down the runway with a shirt that stated: Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists? Chiuri wants Dior to be a fashion brand that stands for more than just a nice product and that message came across in her show.
everywhere, yet they looked simple and wearable. He offered different looks for different women. It was a collection of wants, even if you have everything you thought you needed you left wanting something in this collection, even if it was just the single sparkly earring.
however, Dell'Acqua made them modern by layering dresses over trousers a trend we have seen all over street style. Most of the pieces were even reversible. Now that makes for a good investment couture piece.
time of the royal palace was an interesting homage to the Louvre. Ghesquiere has a way of combining unlikely items together that just work, seen in Paris. Silk running shorts could be seen paired with brocade frock coats, making the past look like the future.
with glam. There were layered necklines, utility jackets and lean jeans, a far cry from the Renaissance princesses we're used to seeing on the runway for Valentino. You could definitely see the It girls of the fashion crowds picking up any one of these looks.