Paris Fashion Week

Parisian venues

 

Here we go again... 

I know I've said this before but nowadays it feels like fashion week happens almost every other week. Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining, I love this time of the year but now it feels like it's almost just ended or right about to begin every single month. Maybe this could be because the preparations start so far in advance and the work sometimes lasts weeks afterwards. Either way, I'm always excited when it's time for this period to start again and this time was no different. My first show of the season was Lanvin by Bouchra Jarrar and the pretty colour palette (I mean look at all of that white and pink) and elegant pieces did not disappoint. There were so many things I wanted from this collection (like that black power suit, which you can see in the video to the left here for example).

 

What happened?

It's so lovely to see so many familiar faces, look at the most beautiful garments and sip champagne together with friends while visiting new boutiques (I mean this is the glamorous part of fashion week, I can tell you about the not so glamours parts later on) but unfortunately the weather gods decided to play a joke on us and have Paris show itself from its worst side possible. During the week we had non-stop rain, wind and terribly grey weather, which is greeaat for anyone wearing strappy heels or trying to make your hair look okay for more than five minutes. I know, I know, these are so not any real issues (don't worry, I'm fully aware of that) but nevertheless a tiny bit annoying. To get in a better mood the beautiful Rochas collection can be watched over and over again, to the right just here.

I hope you enjoy a few photos and video snaps from this week and fancy getting a little peek into what a week during Paris Fashion Week can look like. What's not shown here though are the less glamorous parts of the week that I previously mentioned, since I don't think you'd appreciate seeing photos of my soar bleeding feet after walking for 30 minutes (I'm not joking, it still hasn't healed haha) to avoid a traffic jam in the most painful heels I've ever worn, the war zone my apartment resembles at the moment or the tomato stains in my kitchen after having a little mishap and not enough time to clean it up. Let's keep the photos and stories to pretty shoes and gorgeous venues don't you think?

One of my favourite experiences during the week was getting to go backstage together with Dior Makeup (which you can see more from right here) right before the Dior show started but a few other highlights were also getting to cosy up next to Gigi Hadid (I did not intend for this to happen but apparently she doesn't want to take a photo by herself), seeing the Chanel rocket ship take off inside the Grand Palais, playing around in the photo booth together with Peter Philips himself and squeezing in a little burger and fries break together with the best of friends whenever possible. 

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...And then Louis Vuitton ended this time in the most spectacular way possible. After seeing fashion shows taking place in Cannes, happening in an old castle in the middle of the English countryside and rocket ships taking off inside the Grand Palais it is possible to become a bit numb towards this experiences but that's why you have to pinch yourself every now and then to realise where you are and what you actually get to experience. The Louis Vuitton show was one of these moments for me. Nicolas Ghesquière showed the collection inside an empty Louvre just as the sun was setting (and showing itself for the first time that week) over Paris, among iconic sculptures and with Frank Ocean's "Pyramids" playing on the highest volume while Nicolas' creations walked through the museum. I sat there with goosebumps all over my arms and tried to take as much of it in as I possibly could. I never want to forget that moment.

Until next time PFW!

Photos by: Hana Lê Van, Ylenia Cuéllar and myself