It has been a while since I wrote a style post – or even longer a fashion post. So how best to pick it up than with Paris Fashion Week? From FROW, merci!
Don’t they say Paris is always a good idea? Turned out to be a great one got treated to a plethora of amazing shiny designs.
In total, we covered about 10 shows in 2.5 days under mainly freezing in snow and, trust those 55k steps taken, hectic. But boy, would I do it again? Hell yeah!
I will start with what makes my heart flutter: whimsical sparkle. And there as a fest for my eyes!
Alin Le’Kal brought in wearable glamour to the catwalk with Reflective Elements. And reflect it did, as it shone its way past me.
So close I could (wanted, but didn’t) touch the fabulous creations, the heavily embroided evening gowns walked had in had with very party friendly versions.
These gold numbers are an example of the versatile core design translated into different styles and occasions.
The black numbers didn’t disappoint and again, seeing something I could wear straight away was a delight.
Also alluding to princess dreams, some of my favourite designs had a classic full skirt, and the mix of materials is just dreamy – crystals, feathers, beads.
The lines are sensual and feminine, and very relatable.
Regal. That is what Ziad Nakad‘s Orion collections says to me. I am not going to lie that every time a model came down the long staircase into the double runway, it did take my breath away.
The craftsmanship was almost palpable and the whole collection looked like a magical fairy tale, with flowy and extravagant styles.
Dazzling in pastels, champagnes, silvers and black, the collection did allude to vintage royal styles, heavy on stone work, Nakad created his own constellation that afternoon.
The above, my favourite, mainly for the combination on the ombre colours, neck line and the exquisite use of feathers and crystals, was a just breathtaking – I let out a huge gasp when it came in and when i went out.
Finally, not as amped up but also shining bright, La Metamorphose brough some classic (and classy) lines into their Eden Gardens collection.
Having a woman in bloom as its theme, the pastels and whites call for purity and light – in design and personality.
Again, vast skirts did take my fancy, and I was again taken aback by the prettiness of it all.
A huge thank you to all of the amazing people at MÉPHISTOPHÉLÈS Productions – Romain, you are a gem and everyone working at the shows made me fell so special!
Stay fashionable – I will soon be dropping more fabulous brands in!
Alin Le’Kal and La Metamorphose images by imagetree, prss release by Mephistopheles Productions.