fashion :: pfw, we’ll see you soon

*Soon to be in Lancaster University’s newspaper SCAN*

Paris Fashion Week is approaching and it’s a time when the bloggers come out in force, street style is revamped and designers showcase their talent for all the world to see. As Vogue say “Leave it to Paris to always make the mundane magical.”

Fashion weeks come and go like no tomorrow. At times they seem boring, irrelevant if you don’t really understand nor want to understand the point of it all. The showcases, provided by the most top designers in the world, show us what we should start stocking in our wardrobe for the next season, so we are well prepared.

We’ve already seen Lagerfeld unveil a very Egyptian-esque couture collection, Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid sporting beautifully embellished gowns. It was such a regal show that has really brought me excitement.

And then Dior brought its Homme Winter 2016/17 collection to us. With a set looking like a skate park, male models wowed in their tuxedos with an edge. Dior proved that men can look great in a variety of coats; from trenches, to double breasted, to shearling and wax jackets. The looks were mainly from a simple colour palette of black and red, with the odd camel touch, and plaids and florals making regular appearances. I’m not always big on some of the male shows as I feel that they very often feature pieces men would never really wear. However, if this show is anything to go by, we’re in for a real treat when PFW really takes off.

Haute Couture began last week, and we have Ready-To-Wear to look forward to in the first week of March. I must admit, I do prefer the the couture shows, perhaps because they feel much more glamorous. Take the looks Chanel provided us with. Extreme glamour mixed with an elegance and decadence that only Chanel can offer.

However, there’s no doubt we will receive great inspiration from Autumn/Winter with designers opting for high end looks that can be created without breaking the bank. That’s the best thing about Ready-to-Wear; we can all do it like the designers.
If the Spring/Summer 2016 collections were anything to go by, we’re in for a treat. Paris will certainly not disappoint and I’m sure it’ll be a great kick off for the rest of the fashion weeks across the globe.




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