PICTURE THIS //
PARIS FASHION WEEK

Aurevoir Paris; hello the JOSEPH PFW roundup. It was a tough call, but these were a few of our favourite things on the catwalk this week.

PICTURE THIS //
PARIS FASHION WEEK

Aurevoir Paris; hello the JOSEPH PFW roundup. It was a tough call, but these were a few of our favourite things on the catwalk this week.

Lights, Camera, SAINT LAURENT

The catwalk rose ceremoniously, the fluorescent lights flashed, the metal scaffolding appeared, and Hedi Slimane’s notorious mini-skirted, cigarette panted bad girls stormed the scene. Love him or hate him, the designer is making an impressively subversive stamp on the house.

La Boheme at LANVIN

Alber Elbaz drew on his Moroccan roots sending beautifully sophisticated adventuresses down the runway in tassels, harnesses, Berber stripes and exquisite riding boots under flowing shapes.

La Boheme at LANVIN

Held on International Women’s Day, it was fitting, then, that Phoebe Philo –or ‘the designer who knows what women want’ –should present this well balanced combination of strength and femininity.

The atmosphere at CELINE

At the Tennis club de Paris terra cotta tiles worthy of a Brazilian villa alluded to a new, more exotic vein running through the collection.

Smart chic at SONIA RYKIEL

The St Germain flagship was transformed into a bohemian bookstore, the walls teeming with tomes, and the gamine collection following suit.

Victorian Gangsta Girls at GIVENCHY

Set in a glammed up junk shop, Fashion reaffirmed its love for the Chola girl at Givenchy where hair gel and Latina gansta-inspired face piercings and ornamentation created a memorable look. Designer Ricardo Tisci brilliantly underlined this season’s Victoriana trend too.

VALENTINO, so hot right now

Zoolander returns with a surprise appearance from Derek and Hansel for the Valentino finale, heralding a sequel to the hilarious fashion spoof, (with some backstage help from Anna Wintour). An instant addition to the fashion hall of fame, to the sound of ‘Don’t You Want Me Baby’, it was a Walk Off of epic proportions.

The boots at DIOR

“More liberated, darker, more sexual […] I wanted that feeling of a sensory overload,” said Raf Simons. Case and point: vinyl boots that serve as a second skin whilst playfully reflecting the light.

VETEMENTS

The wonderfully elusive design collective’s show started around 10pm in a famous Marais nightclub. Music boomed, models practically sprinted through the dark hallways in their deconstructed, oversized street wear. One word: Fun.