Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2020: Day 2-3 Highlights
While the skies did not smile upon the outdoor amphitheater venue, the collection by Lanvin newcomer, Bruno Sialleli, was an uplifting one. Drawing inspiration from childhood cartoons, comic prints, pastel blues and rainbow checks dominated the soft, elegant collection while the scarf earrings and mirrored tassels gave it a whiff of bohemia.
The Redress Award winner known for his glamorous, sustainable pieces went all out bling this season, with high-octane, Swarovski crystal-clad party frocks and gowns inspired by Sailor Moon, complete with headbands crafted from dozens of bedazzled brooches.'
The young designer showed his ballroom-ready collection in a hallway of intimate salons. There were plenty of tiered, tasseled minidresses, flouncy gowns with gigantic ruffles, iridescent jumpsuits and couture details amidst all the trains and tulle.
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Rochas presented colour-blocking at its best. A silk yellow blouse sat on blue, tailored trousers as the collection blossomed into her now-famous billowing tent dresses, some in punchy hues, others bespeckled with crystals.
Natacha Ramsay-Levi continues to spin out goddess dresses for the bohemian-chic girls with slinky spaghetti strap frocks, mock neck satin dresses with faux scarves through back and pretty pleated skirts, all elevated with chunky gold cuffs and bedazzled chokers.
Guests can always expect an immersive experience at the Roger Vivier presentation, and this season’s did not disappoint. One room featured Queen Elizabeth’s coronation shoe-inspired collection amidst dancing flapper girls, another with ballerinas-in-training and printed clogs, and the last, a dinner performance (complete with a corgi and Bengal cat) with disco ball heels and a chandelier bag coming to you this Christmas.
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Korean model and influencer Irene Kim launched her solo label filled with bubbly unicorn prints, neon co-ords and terry cloth platforms and even headbands and phone accessories to complete the playful collection.
Held under the Pont Alexandre III bridge, the show featured models clad in some of the most glamorous pieces from the label to date–bias cut dresses in rainbow fringe, velvet cowl-neck satin frocks and plenty of signature asymmetric construction, complete with curl-toe mules and heavy clogs.
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What a show. Held at the fountain of the Palais de Tokyo, models marched in geometric headpieces which accompanied incredible architectural dresses that ranged from cutout black dresses with exaggerated shoulders to giant sleeves cut and pasted around the waist over golden sequinned gowns.
Suddenly, members of staff clad in black held rods into the water which emerged to produce a sky full of bubbles to the audience’s delight, creating a beautifully surreal performance.
An expansion on the wide shoulders and nipped waists of the previous season, spring sees shorter-than-short shorts on almost all models who also donned crochet knit blouses, fringed hems and slouchy jumpsuits.
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