Paris Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2019: Day 6 Highlights
Dr. Barbara Sturm pop up
I interviewed German skincare scientist Dr. Barbara Sturm back in December through email, and I had the privilege of meeting her face to face this fashion week at her Paris pop up spa. I started my day with a 60-minute treatment, which left my skin feeling hydrated and with a fresh glow.
I, personally, swear by her face mask and hyaluronic serum. Good news for her fans in Hong Kong—Dr. Barbara Sturm will be coming in April with Joyce Beauty, so stay tuned for more details.
Thom Browne took us to the boardwalk last season, and it’s back to the office for this one, where the American designer proved that 9 to 5 is anything but boring. Models walked around a glass-window office space, complete with desks, typewriters and coat racks.
This set the tone for the retro suit-heavy collection. Blazers were a mainstay, but as per usual, they were sliced, cropped, layered over cardigans, and worn under coats. Dresses were also given a structured shoulder while embroidery details illustrated ties, lapels and buttons. Bags came in the form of briefcases and Hector (Browne’s iconic dachshund-shaped handbag).
Pierpaolo Piccioli dedicated his FW19 Valentino collection to the notion of love. While the theme may be wide, the collection was cohesive and thoughtful. There was no shortage of floor-length frocks in striking hues and elaborate details, but it was the first looks of drop-shoulder coats and silk column dresses printed with collage graphics of Neoclassic sculptures kissing and red roses that stood out.
Another one to note was worn by model-of-the-moment, Kaia Gerber—an oversized ostrich feather coat in orange, layered with a white hoodie inside.
See also: Paris Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2019: Day 4 Highlights