Best of: Paris Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2017

March 22, 2017 - fall Denim

After a month-long trek by New York, London and Milan, a fall-winter conform deteriorate has strictly come to an finish with a array of out-of-this-world collections in Paris. From Jun Takahashi’s latest mind-bending outing during Undercover, to Demna Gvasalia’s jubilee of Balenciaga’s long-standing birthright for craftsmanship and couture, this season’s designers sent out variations on confidant femininity, merging stylish eclecticism and fine-tuned creativity with a city’s grand bent for a avant-garde—the ideal finale to a conform week recaps.

Here’s a demeanour behind during a best collections from Paris Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2017.

1. Undercover

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At Undercover’s latest show, Japanese engineer Jun Takahashi showcased his melodramatic side with a hypnotizing collection layered within a opening art piece—each turn desirous by a opposite category of uniforms ragged in an swap society. From queens and aristocrats to preaching and workers, Takahashi’s fantastical creations offset over-the-top avant-gardism with wearable separates, and all in between—including antique-inspired apparatus belts, accordion pleated skirts and Flying Nun hats ideal for a Sally Field’s type. Inspired and over dramatic, this was one of those singular collections that could reason my courtesy from start to finish, generally when it came down to a bland pieces like an envy-inducing layered puffer cloak and decadent velvet dresses.

2. Alexander McQueen

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Another decadent uncover that continued to squeeze my courtesy (and my envy) was Sarah Burton’s fall-winter collection for Alexander McQueen. Inspired by her childhood holidays in Cornwall and a abounding Celtic story opposite a southwestern partial of England, she evoked a ancient druids for a non-believer jubilee of sum and craftsmanship. Complete with black leather fringe, tender gemstones and velvet dresses, this collection was a overwhelming partnership between energetic embellishments and plume embroideries, perfect gowns and independent silhouettes—each demeanour fit for a witty nonetheless absolute enchantress set resolutely within a area of McQueen.

3. Off-White

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Creative executive Virgil Abloh competence be famous for his travel wears around his Milan-based tag Off-White, nonetheless for his fall-winter collection he motionless to change that adult a bit—instead opting to deliver neat, tailored look. This latest collection outlines a genuine miracle for a artistic executive and his label; not usually can he do a streetwear look, nonetheless he can also reinvent his designs for a some-more worldly clientele. That said, nonetheless this season’s lady competence be a integrate years older, she’s not about to let that change her habit into work-wear exclusive: Abloh’s fall-winter collection explored travel denim options while balancing regretful sheer and menswear desirous tailored plaids—this was Gigi Hadid, off-hours and facilely sartorial.

4. Dries Van Noten

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With one demeanour during Dries Van Noten’s sensuous floral prints, or his easy silhouettes, it’s distinct because a conform attention adores this Antwerp-based engineer so much; and it’s that adore that has brought him this far—to his 100th runway show. For this landmark fall-winter collection, Van Noten joined his group and women’s offerings for a lineup filled with confidant geometric shapes, oversized androgynous looks and a latest variations of his classical prints. But all this fell brief of a categorical attraction: Looking behind to his initial runway shows decades ago, Van Noten sent out his latest anniversary clothe on a models that walked with him back-when—and they looked only as fanciful now as they did then, appearing in blazers or quilted coats, turtlenecks or day dresses, faded blue denim or white rolled-up jeans. Cheers to a subsequent 100!

5. Balenciaga

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Coinciding with a opening of an muster during a Musée Bourdelle to commemorate all of Cristóbal Balenciaga’s many iconic works in black, artistic executive Demna Gvasalia revisited a past for a fall-winter collection filled with 1950s-inspired silhouettes, saturated couture craftsmanship and ready-to-wear sensibility. In an categorically complicated maneuver, Gvasalia paid loyalty to a late owner by a dictatorial showcase of suit and distortion—each demeanour informed nonetheless wholly revised (yet still imprinting a vital depart from his overly boxy silhouettes from past seasons).

With men’s mottled fabrics, sheared minks, black leathers, ethereal floral prints and enviable oversized jackets, this was a practical lineup during a core, before morphing into a farfetched shapes of his couture interpretations—each a seductive demeanour to ideally paint this designer’s change of code birthright and personal aesthetics. (And an easy all-time favorite collection from one of a industry’s many talked-about designers.)


Brent Taalur Ramsey is an American author vital in Paris.

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