In general Paris was quite commercial with minimalistic and classic collections. There don't seem to be many new or ground breaking trends emerging!
Designer Pheobe Philo was our favourite French fashion house - Celine showed her trademark modern, minimalistic aesthetic for both S/S and A/W. Autumn Winter was beautiful, very cool cocoon shape coats - slightly oversized. We saw the oversized look at Milan Fashion Week but Celine's aren't so exaggerated, making these definitely more wearable. Colours in neutral, cream, grey and navy, this collection is easy to wear, low maintenance chic.
|Nina Ricci A/W|
Raf Simons caused some controversy with his new collection as Creative Director of Christian Dior. Dior for me has always stood for drama and timeless glamour, yet Raf's collection was a clean minimalistic collection, in contrast to Galliano who always created show stopping, extravagant catwalks. Raf ditched the classic hourglass silhouette for a collection of slim trouser suits and tuxedos in stark shades of black, grey and white for both S/S.
|Christian Dior Ready-to-wear S/S |
At Milan fashion week the suit was also a strong trend, and maybe with the current economic climate Raf wanted to make things more current, and toned down. I'm just not sure whether Dior diehard fans want to see this though. People like to use fashion to escape the daily mundane by adding a touch of glamour in order to spice up our lives. Final pieces in S/S were full ball skirts in an irredescent type of satin, dressed down with black jumpers.
|Christian Dior Final Pieces S/S|
|Christian Dior A/W|
What do you think of the new Dior image, is it the way forward?