Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2020: Day 4-5 Highlights
Lace, flares and all things sheer continue to dominate Jonathan Anderson’s Loewe collections, this time with extra long tassels attached to their classic crossbody bags, sparkling beaded strands on dresses with floor-length sleeves and a fun feather fan clutch for a touch of glamour.
Expanding on house favourites, Malone Souliers debuted new shades like denim blue and plaster pinks for their classic styles as well as additional collaborations with Richard Malone, featuring a peacock thigh-high boot and Tommy Ton’s Deveaux with more masculine mules.
Spring 2020 will also see the launch of their new menswear collection, with textured prints and crushed velvet loafers, all with their iconic double-strap motif, of course.
Entitled “Ladylike,” the retro-glam collection featured plenty of party frocks, from their signature princess sleeve minidresses in bold pinks or leopard print to matching tweed jacket sets. The translucent black lace gown with a short train was definitely a head-turner.
Models sauntered down the runway at a glacial pace to match the dramatic soundtrack, wearing masterfully crafted dresses—some like draped black togas, some with geometric cutouts at the waist, others with elaborate embellished skirts under lab coats and even a splash of rainbow in a few bundled looks.
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The shimmering mechanical arches at the end of the runway hinted at Hedi Slimane’s spring 2020 collection, filled with his classic denim culottes, jacquard jackets, pussy bow blouses and 70s shearling vests, but this time with a number of sparkling dresses and jumpsuits in head-to-toe sequin or lame.
Polish designer Magda Butrym, known for her fun frocks and use of vintage details, used bold '90s floral prints as her latest inspiration, printing them on blazers and ruched dresses alike. The throwback heels with detachable ankle chains were a highlight, along with her signature pearl-and-gold jewellery.
Crochet knit dresses and raffia brought beachy vibes to an otherwise tailored collection with pops of sunset hues. Blazers were worn with nothing underneath, attached only by a gold chain at the front and the polka dot dresses and caped coats took home the trophy for best of show.
Leave it to Vivienne Westwood to bring the drama. There were avant-garde dresses with cut and paste strips of fabric, deconstructed sport suits for a touch of prep, and of course, plenty of volume—be it in the brimming gowns or over-the-top hats.
The luxury handbag house gave their new collection an edgy spin with the introduction of fun, bejewelled “bag rings” that can be added as you please, along with bright, neon trimmings and graphic stripes to their classic shapes.
The house of relaxed luxury offered simple silhouettes in refined leather panels, pleats and subtle windowpane check that came in salmon and lemon hues this season. But the new shapes of bags were the accessories du jour, featuring double arm cuffs, soft leather box bags and oversized hobo bags.
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