“My inspiration is what young people are wearing on the streets of Paris” - Demna Gvasalia
No matter how much we love the fashion weeks around the globe, Paris Fashion Week is the pinnacle in our calendar. Kicking off on Tuesday and keeping us from doing any real work until the 5th October, watching the Paris fashion happenings has already been particular interesting this year.
This year’s Paris Fashion Week has brought with it a new mood – a cool breeze signifying that the city of lights is moving into the same territory that London’s FW is famous for. New talent, and a focus on youth based trends have cut in on the traditional chic that Paris is known for, and this season’s debuts from several designers at established brands is definitely one reason why.
Here’s what the Revoir team will be glued to our computers for!
33 year old Anthony Vaccarello took the helm at Saint Laurent on Tuesday evening. He’s proven loyal to the brand’s effortless balance between sharp masculinity and femininity, but he also introduced an aesthetic that is distinctively more brazen than his predecessor’s. Barely there tops bared (nearly) all, while short hemlines proved the pieces are almost certainly not. Contrasting edgy dresses with the sweetness of brogues or heels and printing the logo in subtle places proved Vaccarello still has plenty up his sleeve and we loved watching the next stunning phase in the evolution of this classic brand.
Can you ever mention Paris and fashion without referencing the iconic Christian Dior? On Friday, Maria Grazia Chiuri, previously of Valentino, will show her first collection at Christian Dior and we cannot wait. She is the first female designer ever to take the helm at the Dior house, and that has made her first show one of the most anticipated this FW. A woman designing for women, she’s gained fans for her modern, younger take on femininity.
Make no mistake, Team Revoir covets the blue-chip Parisian fashion houses, but we also love that newer labels with a distinct street style are gaining attention – and for good reason. Koché and Jacquemus’ Tuesday shows staged a youth take over, as did the inclusion on the Paris schedule of American street labels Virgil Abloh’s Off White and Rihanna’s Fenty Puma line.
Bring on the next five days!