Paris Fashion Week SS19
All kind of outfit ideas keep flowing from watching the Paris Fashion Week SS19 collections. Because the best thing about Fashion Week is the fresh wind of inspiration the fashion shows bring us. After all, what could be better than the brand new creations Paris’ finest designers made to present their vision of the next season? Exactement, not much! Except, an analysis of the best PFW looks with outfit ideas to wear right now would be pretty cool too.
Anthony Vaccarello presented his Paris Fashion Week SS19 collection right in front of the Eiffel tower. The Belgium designer clearly brought an ode to the founder of the fashion house: Yves Saint Laurent. As his romantic but strong collection reimagined classical codes into something entirely new, just as the master himself would do. The collection has signature Saint Laurent written all over it, a classic collection that at the same time succeeds to be powerful and interesting. Pure quality and craftsmanship.
His collection refers too Yves Saint Laurent signature pieces with small detailed elements. Yves Saint Laurent was known for creating his own Christmas and New Year’s cards, of which the stars he decorated the cards with appeared into Saint Laurent SS19 eveningwear. The iconic fashion brand is known for it’s rock and roll eveningwear, a signature Antony Vaccarello kept in full honor during this collection. All the Saint Laurent ingredients were there: stars, sequins, power shoulders, deep v-necklines, leopard print, feathers, leather and lots of skin. Of course all without glamour and with not only a dark rock and roll edge but written all over it.
A grungy Saint Laurent nightlife spectacle.
Saint Laurent Notes:
- Floor length star embellished dresses
- Velvet military jackets
- Ruffle sleeved blouses
- Silk blouses with super deep v-necks or unbuttoned to show lots of skin
- Thigh-high leather boots
- Snakeskin leather shorts
- Black power shoulder bodies paired with metallic platforms
- Sheer blouses
- Lots of metallic and shimmer
It doesn’t get more interesting than analyzing Anthony Vaccarello’s debut for Saint Laurent followed by his predecessor Hedi Slimane’s debut at Celine. Where Anthony Vaccarello honored the Saint Laurent brand by giving an ode to Yves Saint Laurent’s legacy, Hedi Slimane did for Celine exactly what he did for Saint Laurent. In fact, when looking at Celine SS19 it would be easier to think you were looking at Hedi Slimane for Saint Laurent. Perhaps that is what you are looking at: Hedi Slimane.
That being said, Hedi Slimane is a visionary that knows what people want. By removing the accent aigu from the Celine logo, the fashion house is moving into a new era. It is joining the great names of Louis Vuitton, Balenciaga and Chanel. Hedi Slimane might not be doing Celine the way fans are used to, he certainly knows what he is doing. Time will tell how the world will see the reign of Celine’s new designer after the reaction of the first shock has passed.
- Black, Black and more black
- Little black dresses
- Motorcycle boots & jackets
- A touch of shimmering gold
- Tailored jackets and slim-fit pants.
By far my favorite designer of the moment: Jacquemus. Not only are his collections as dreamy as they are wearable, the collections and brand as a whole radiate a huge amount of positivity. It truly celebrates the free, happy and strong woman. Jacquemus’ looks and individual items are simply all pieces that I would love to have in my closet and have such a carefree spirit to them.
On top of that, the story behind the Jacquemus brand only underlines the story that is told visually. Simon Porte Jacquemus launched his brand at 19, named after his mother one year after her passing. He honors the playful and beautiful spirit of his mother by the deconstructed and surrealist label Jacquemus.
For Jacquemus Paris Fashion Week SS19 collection note the following outfit ideas:
- Oversized suits
- Blazers with a deep v-neck and single button
- Small bags in bright colors: pink, orange, green
- Signature Jacquemus colors: White, brown, nudes, beige
- Lots of earrings: circles and combination of circles in different materials
- Strappy sandals
- Asymmetrical dresses and blouses with strong silhouettes
- Crocodile leather accessories in bright green, pink, purple and orange
- Silk suits
- Summery dresses: long, wavy, deep splits, deep v-necks and fringes
- Silk suits and dresses
Dior, the kick-off show of Paris Fashion Week SS19, turned the runway into a dance exhibition and the models in elegant ballerina’s. The runway show even incorporated an actual dance performance by herself and eight other modernist dancers. Maria Grazia Chiuri explained her desire to bring dance and fashion together:
“I think that dance and fashion are very close, for they both speak about the body.” (…) “Modern choreographers speak about freedom.”
- Nude feminine athleisure
- Flowy tule dresses
- Tied ballerina’s with or without heels
- Dior vintage logo bags: Especially the Dior Saddle Bag
- Petal rose and nude flowers
- Blush rose gowns