Paris Fashion Week, Part I
So Paris Fashion Week is once again officially over. When I first started in this industry it felt like these weeks were so far apart but I'm beginning to feel as though they actually take up most of the year (which technically isn't true of course). As always this is an incredibly busy time and during these few days I barely have time to sleep, eat, check in with my family or keep up with my emails. Since then I've also managed to spend a few days in Italy and I'm already on my way back to Paris. Phew! But let's rewind a little bit and take a look at what happened during Paris Fashion Week. This time I'm even sharing a few videos from the week with you all since I thought this could be a fun way to see more from the week and the shows. Just click play and pretend as though you're bumping elbows with Anna Wintour and entering the Dior show with you're little Diorama bag on your arm.
Bouchra Jarrar's Lanvin debut
Even though people are complaining (myself including) about having to run around and not having a minute to spare, this is such an exciting time I wouldn't want to trade it away anyway (well, maybe for a Nutella crêpe...).
One of the shows I was the most excited about and a show that fortunately happened earlier during this period was Bouchra Jarrar's debut at Lanvin. Ever since Alber left this position I've been wondering who were destined to take over and once Jarrar's name was announced I started looking forward to this show. I attended her own Haute Couture show a while back and ever since I thought this could be a very interesting fit. And I don't think I was proven wrong.
Oh Paris you stunner...
One of the things that I love the most about fashion week in Paris are the magnificent locations. No where else in the world can you find these incredible places. Lanvin treated me to my first visit ever inside Hotel de Ville, Paule Ka showed their collection inside the greenhouse of Jardin des Plantes (which made me feel as though I entered the jungle in the middle of Paris for a few minutes), Rochas at Palais de Tokyo and Chanel inside the Grand Palais, to mention a few.
This season was my first time at the Rochas show, which is a show I've been wanting to go to for ages. The subtle yet colourful colour palette was everything I had imagined and more. You can see more from the show by pressing play on the video on here to the right. Enjoy!
Maria Grazia Chiuri for Dior
If this was anything, it was the season of debuts and changes (and Vogue sums it up for you right here if you're feeling a little lost and confused). Bouchra Jarrar for Lanvin, Anthony Vaccarello for YSL, Pierpaolo Piccioli's first solo collection for Valentino and then Maria Grazia Chiuri's debut at Christian Dior of course. Let's not forget about this last one! Since I've had a close relationship together with Dior for quite sometime now these were news I waiting for more eagerly than anything else and once they finally broke, I couldn't wait to see what she had in store for the brand.
Did the collection feel a little bit Valentino? Yes. But was it beautiful? Of course. Just as a friend mentioned, this might also just be Maria Grazia Chiuri's signature style, coming with her and translating into pieces for Dior instead of at her previous work. You can judge for yourself after having a look at a few pieces here to the left. My favourite part of the runway show? When Beyonce's song Flawless started playing with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's words echoing throughout the whole venue. Goosebumps!