‘Fashion month’ is coming to a close with today the final day of PFW. Paris is home to some of the most iconic fashion brands in the world (Chanel, Dior, Louis Vuitton et al) and is the city where red-carpet regulars such as Elie Saab and Zuhair Murad showcase their show-stopping designs, so the ‘City of Love’ always nails it in the style stakes!
Our wardrobe is bulging with coats that we’ve purchased each winter but it looks like our collection can expect a few more additions come AW18! Our budget can’t quite stretch to multiple Sonia Rykiel cover-ups so here’s hoping that faux fur and leather duos, red suede and studded button-ups will trickle their way onto the high-street.
While you can always expect structured silhouettes, thigh-skimming dresses and the crème de la crème of the modelling industry on Balmain’s runways, we weren’t expecting holographic plastics and iridescent sequins to play a major part in the latest collection. The materials added a futuristic update to some of Olivier Rousteing’s go-to dress shapes and the wipe-clean surfaces are perfect for the British rain!
There’s something about Isabel’s designs that make us want to attend a festival ASAP so we’re so happy that she’s been able to translate that laidback boho vibe into a winter collection. Who knew a formal blazer and crisp white shirt could be made into a smart-caj look so effortlessly?
Virgil Abloh and his brand: Off-White have rapidly become one of the most hyped brands at fashion week, so much so that his fans created a riot outside the latest show! His A/W collection expertly mixed corsets, sports-luxe bodycons, sharp tailoring and frothy gowns – creating the perfect harmony between formal and streetwear.
Ralph & Russo
As soon as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement, Ralph & Russo was our label of choice for who we thought would design the dress for the royal wedding of the year (sorry Eugenie!). They’re able to seamlessly blend timeless elegance with modern shapes, fabrics and colour palettes – if anyone fancies buying us the one-shoulder velvet dress, hit us up!
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