Guest post by Noelle Verhelst
Guest post by Noelle Verhelst
Trends outside BAILMAIN and CHANEL Paris AW1213 shows : CHIC STREET FASHION
People attending were in more of a “working trendy” outfit, as in they were going to work but you knew they worked at Vogue. Whereas non-attendees outside were wearing more vintage oversized clothing, taking more risks. Grace Coddington was in all black, black flats and black jacket with no makeup on.
Fur seems to be in here, either with full jackets, or vests, or collars – same with leather.
People showed off their originality through their vintage jackets. From boxy patterned 80s inspired ones, to a pastel Easter yellow textured jacket with heels to match, to a plaid tailored men’s jacket reminiscent of the 1940s.
There seemed to be a rocker chick trend happening, either with leather leggings, jacket, boots, or bags all in black with red lipstick.
Then you had your classic vintage girls, with skinny jeans, or boyfriend pant jeans with blouse and blazer on top and bigger accessories or necklace.
Also – florals and mix matching of patterns.
Outside of CHANEL there were two categories: people going in with invitations, and people not going in.
Of the attendee’s almost everyone with an invite in their hand was wearing some accent of Chanel on them, if not being outfitted entirely in it.
However, there was still a sense of higher fashion in the air for those who remained outside the show. Less vintage 80’s or baggy street wear, and more of a cinched, put together, and classic style but with a bit of an edge…I mean c’mon! The point is to get noticed right!
Perhaps sometimes a little too classic! :
Fashion week is the one place were you can wear your most interesting wardrobe elements…whether it is as a statement piece, as an accent piece or how about all at once! :
Katy Perry’s appearance seemed to come out of nowhere. Within a few seconds she emerged from a moving orb of body guards, her entourage and a sew of photographers, heading swiftly towards the entrance, dressed in black with a pearl accented black hat to contrast with her blue hair.
Comfort and trendy style is combined in these sweaters which we will see in different variations all over the Fallwear magazines.
Le Moine Qui Tricote (the knitting monk) boasts high end knitwear that was shown during Paris fashion week in a gallery in the Marais. This creator’s designs remain hard to find as her production is limited since each piece is knitted by hand by a human. If you manage to get your hands on one come tell me about it! Read more →
Manish Arora – Street art and street wear are taken to new brights!
The Luis Buchinho show was lovely and full of klein blues and grays, black and white with plenty of play on texture, cut and color blocking with this simple yet complex palette. Buchinho was inspired by hos memories, the streets and the ocean views, the salty air of Portugal for this breezy collection full of movement and plays on shadow and light with graphic lines and slender cuts. Read more →
I was thrilled to be invited to Claudine Ivari’s Fall/Winter prête-à-porter collection. The invitation itself was telling of the playful creativity of this designer. It was made like a plane ticket with the destination as « Paris Fashion Week ». LOVE it!
I went with my friend, model Kelsey Close, who admitted to me that it was her first time seeing a show from this perspective and not as a model walking in it! What a perfect show for her first one. Not overwhelming but opulent just the same. Claudine’s shows are held in the giant and luxurious space where she also has her show room and holds her private sales. It’s a classified building, and so quintessentialy Parisian! Read more →