I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed the Chanel show. The “supermarket” was a spectacular event, bright and filled with the notion of play. It was refreshing to see such a light-hearted show, especially after all the dark and futuristic showings in Paris.
I love that alot of the designers aren’t sticking to the typical muted colors that are usually seen in fall collections. The bold pinks, oranges, and yellows, were just so refreshing, I saw them as an awesome pick-me-up for the colder months to come. Genius considering the horrible winter we’ve had on the East Coast.
Rihanna brought some big star power to Lanvin in her fur body wrap, which I adored, practicality be damned. My favorite show of the day was Balmain, whose leopard print, rich greens and vibrant tropical colors took me to the rich forests of central Africa.
A recurring trend seems to be neon colors, bold graphics, and glittery mashups. This fall looks like its going to be a whole lot of fun thanks to the designers stepping out of typical color patterns and silhouettes and trying something a bit more off-kilter.
Day one in Paris was pretty quiet, and I took a look at some quietly known and under-the-radar designers to get started. I enjoyed the subliminal graphics and icons, and tribute to Jean Michel Basquiat by Lucien Pellat Finet was a favorite of mine.
Trends spotted: Oversized, graphic messaging
Below, highlights from Lucien Pellat Finet, Moon Young Hee, Pascal Millet, and Dévastée