Paris Fashion Week in a Word: Slayage

It’s that time of the year again, when Paris, the leading city in fashion, gives the world a taste of what is to come in the world of style. Paris Fashion Week is the time where the celebrities and elite among us choose which outfits they will be wearing soon.

For the ones who don’t particularly have the money to spend on a couture outfit (or those of us who have a love for indie designers), this is the time to find new inspirations and to see what styles will trend all over the world. There is a reason why Paris Fashion Week is always the most anticipated event in the fashion industry and based on the Spring/Summer ’15 looks, I can’t see any other fashion week in the world topping this one. Here’s a look into the slayage that has already captivated the fashion world.


The Classic Black Dress 

The Classic Black Dress

The Classic Black Dress

 

Who knew wearing black in the spring or summer could be so…cool. Giogio Armani Prive gave everyone some 1920’s realness with this black, shimmery dress. With the strap around the waist and a clutch, we can expect every European socialite to wear this at the MET Gala. For the Americans, I can see a mature woman wearing this, someone like a Meryl Streep or Barbara Streisand. Either way, we know that this dress is for mature audiences only.

 

Speaking of Classic, Expect Some 1900’s Inspiration

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Russian Designer Ulyana Sergeenko’s latest designs show her whimsical side, as most of her recent designs are inspired my the early 1900’s. The design shown above has been used in previous collections before but Sergeenko takes the risk of adding color and patterns that most designers wouldn’t use with this type of structure. I haven’t heard much about Ulyana Sergeenko before, but I am expecting to hear much more from her.

 

Pastels and Ball Gowns: We’re Loving That Shit

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Designers like Giambattista Valli are making a statement with letters in pastel colors. The looks from this show were definitely for the glamorous and the elegant princess in all of you ladies. You can never go wrong with a modern twist on 1940’s ballroom wear. By the way, for the women who love pink, you will love this collection, expect a LOT of pink! So much pink.

 

 Get Lost in the Forest or Go Wild with Patterns

 

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A few designers have shown us their wild side and their love for the enchanted forest. Elie Saab and Stephane Rolland dug deep into their roots (literally) and showcased designs inspired by nature, while Victor & Rolf designed his collection with some bold patterns and some flowers for his Spring/Summer ’15 line. These collection are for the earth tone lovers for sure.

 

The Not-So-Traditional Wedding Dress

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When you think of wedding dresses, you don’t think of showing legs, right? Well, leave it to Jean Paul Gaultier to create a dress that you walk down the aisle in as well as you walk along the beach. While we can be certain that most brides will be too afraid to wear this on their special day, Jean Paul Gaultier always has and will continue to keep the daring women in mind with his Spring 2015 collection.

 

A Revival of the Dark Red and Spanish Influence

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Even though Valentino Garavani has retired, the House of Valentino is still rocking the fashion world. With a strong Italian influence and signature dark red, Valentino amazes the fashion industry again. It’s rare to see cultural impact in fashion but always expect Valentino to give you a taste of Italy.

 

The Men Are Stepping Up In the Fashion World

 

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Male models are often reduced to suits, athletic wear and underwear modeling. Not this time; thanks to Givenchy and Thom Browne, the men’s wear is getting a much needed upgrade and a lot of inspiration. With the bold prints and elaborate material, the fashion industry is helping men’s wear become a little more exciting and definitely fun to look at.

Last (but certainly not least) The Resting Bitch Face of Chanel!

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In classic Chanel fashion, this show left many speechless, with traditional Chanel outfits, and some new hip designs, such as the different prints and the crop tops, Karl Lagerfield stunned audiences with his jungle-themed runway show. With fierce clothing, there has to be only fierce models. All of the model not only wore fabric face sheers, but they all gave us resting bitch face, once again proving by Chanel has always been the upper echelon of fashion.


 

Did you love Paris Fashion Week? Who was your favorite designer? Let us know in the comments!

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