Bye, Paris Fashion Week!
The most talked-about, shutter-happy moments from the week that was
Already feeling the withdrawal symptoms? Don’t know what to do with your thumbs now that there are no more exciting fashion tweets to re/tweet? Can’t wait for the next season so that you can go through this sweet sartorial agony again? Hang around and say your goodbyes by reliving the best of Paris Fashion Week through our Instagram round up.
Two-faced at Jacquemus
Berlin-based artist Sebastian Bieniek’s surreal ‘Doublefaced’ drawings inspired Jacquemus’ childlike show where crude face paint, stiff and oversized clothes, and a ‘free the nipple’ campaign were at work.
Kim Kardashian goes peroxide
Mrs West’s major blonde hair debut at Balmain was the stuff that meme makers dream of. Legolas, Draco Malfoy, Viserys Targaryen; you name it, they have it.
Girls gone wild at Dior
Raf Simons traded the archival floral references for an almost-psychedelic, leopard-meets-camouflage print. Oh, and sex shop boots. Bring on the talcum!
Acid dreams at Maison Margiela
Huddled women clutching on to leather pouches with rubber gloves, crazy neon make-up, shoes with a heel-in-a-heel and some impeccable deconstructed tailoring. Yup, that’s John Galliano’s ‘lo-fi’ RTW debut at Maison Margiela for you.
The kiss at Vivienne Westwood
Only the grande Dame could mix warning bells of climate change with role-reversed wedding bells. The groom wore a fitted corset dress and the bride donned a short silk suit in the name of unisex fashion.
Dancing holographs at Kenzo
Iridescent boxy pillars swayed to the beats of indie band Saint Etienne. This was an idea of a futuristic forest where girls hang out in handkerchief hemmed skirts and protective ponchos.
Good times at Céline
Leather holsters, illustrated prints of foxes, ginormous bucket bags, padded blankets and high-tops; Phoebe Philo knows how to have fun.
Fresh start at Hermès
Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski churned all of the house classics – saddle-pads, scarf prints, riding boots, slick leather – for her debut at Hermès. One word: flawless.
Welcome to Brasserie Chanel, where Cara Delevingne and Kendall Jenner hang out with handsome barman Baptiste Giabiconi, where girls wear sensible heels and carry plates as accessories, and where sipping on orange juice means selfie time!
Zoolander 2.0 at Valentino
Derek Zoolander and Hansel McDonald are making a comeback? Who would’ve thought! Clad in icy-toned florals and giving killer ‘Blue Steel’ looks, Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson’s Paris stint almost took away all the attention from Pierpaolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chiuri’s beautifully detailed clothes. Almost.
Spacing out at Louis Vuitton
Three futuristic domes at Fondation Louis Vuitton served as the exciting venue for the Fall/Winter 2015-16 show. Models swerved in and out in logo tees (surprise!), armoury trunks and medieval metallics.
Givenchy’s Chola girls
Pierced cheeks, kiss curls, Victoriana-tinged jewellery – Riccardo Tisci’s gang of girls know how to rock a corset while looking badass.