Back in February I wrote a summary of London Fashion Week Men’s and I thought it would be a good idea to look at the Autumn Winter 2019 fashion fresh from the runways in Paris!
Although many of the brands featured at the fashion weeks are expensive and unrealistic for most students, they are still a great source of inspiration for the trends that will occur in the coming seasons.
After Karl Lagerfeld passed away in February, the Fall 19 collection for Chanel was always going to be important being the last collection he designed. It had an overriding theme of monochrome patterns – houndstooth, tartan and check adorning long overcoats and wide leg trousers, more traditional style knitted jumpers and cardigans and some brighter looks in the form of teal boiler suits and warm toned colour block puffer jackets. Main colours – black, white, beige, navy, fuchsia, teal.
What made me fall in love with Valentino’s collection at fashion week was the fact that it gives me such a modern romanticism vibe with graphics featuring large roses, butterflies and renaissance style statues that are very much in love. Some of the pieces feature the quotes such as “there’s a forever beyond the sky, I think we should go there tonight” which I think is a beautiful addition. In terms of the actual shapes, there are many boyfriend style coats and cacoon jackets as well as more delicate fabrics on the dresses and shirts. This collection is definitely my favourite for AW 2019! Main colours – black, cream, red, pink, green, blue.
Presenting a more classical style, Rich’s collection features sophisticated elegant long dresses and coats as well as a pretty use of lace. Colour is added through pattern – polka dot and bright ‘Clueless’ style houndstooth suits. In terms of knitwear, cardigans and jumpers are cropped featuring light pastels with light pearlescent buttons and slight balloon sleeves. Main colours – black, white, cream, pink, blue, lilac.
Using leather, studs and PVC, designer Olivier Rousteing transformed signature pieces into an edgier style. Tweed jackets featuring frayed washed black denim edge details and patent belts, a polka dot suit trouser and cape combination and silver embellishments create such a different look to what is expected. I also liked the use of sheer fabrics layered under tops. The more casual looks featured light blue oversized denim paired with fluffy black jumpers and black wide leg trousers. Main colours – black, white, silver, light wash denim, clear PVC and pastel green, purple and blue
Marant’s collection presents a range of neutral and muted hues tones which give a classic almost safari style. Although belts are added to draw in the waist, many of the looks are formed of looser, masculine cuts matching the trench coat and utility style (with bigger pockets and oversized fit). The jackets are made of heavy materials – combinations of beige leather and shearling and thick tweed, perfect for winter! Main colours – beige, cream, brown, black, khaki green, salmon pink.
The audience style at fashion week had many elements of spring – bright blues and pinks, dainty florals and light duster coats for colder days. Patterns overall seemed to be kept fairly minimal with small polka dots, subtle pinstripes and check. Contrasting to the more casual style of LFW, Paris consists of a smart-casual vibe with suit and t-shirt combinations combined with block heeled ankle boots or chunky Balenciaga inspired trainers.