Saturday, 10 October 2015

PFW SS16 | Trend Report

Printemps, la mode - could it get any more Parisian than Springtime fashion? The glittering jewel in the fashion month crown, Paris Fashion Week is always a spectacle of the greatest established names and the most anticipated shows. Only a certain few create true furore - Burberry in London, Dolce & Gabbana in Milan - but the Chanel show always takes the macaron for astounding theatre and opulence. Let's round up the last trend report for SS16...

paris fashion week ss16 grunge trend report pfw
L-R: Louis Vuitton, Saint Laurent, Miu Miu, Ann Demeulemeester, Balmain
Image Credit - Vogue
If the catwalks are anything to go by, the Paris SS16 girl is punked up. Leather, darker hues and muted tones rocked the runway at hard hitting Miu Miu and Louis Vuitton. The new grunge is unrefined yet distinctly feminine - it's all in the silhouette next Spring/Summer.

paris fashion week ss16 pink trend report pfw
L-R: Chanel, Cedric Charlier, Emanuel Ungaro, Barbara Bui, Valentin Yudashkin
Image Credit - Vogue
Nothing sang off the catwalks more than the rosiest hues. I forecast a massive resurge for the girlies of tones come Spring/Summer - from palest peony to rose to hot pink and fuchsia. Shapes across fashion month in pink tended to lean towards androgyny to balance the sweetness; this is more statement making than saccharine. My favourite? Chanel, of course.

paris fashion week ss16 check trend report pfw
L-R: Chanel, Emanuel Ungaro, John Galliano, Hermes, Moncler Gamme Rouge
Image Credit - Vogue
There was an abundance of ditsy retro prints, yards of stripes and a good deal of folkiness too, but in Paris we're keeping it in check, staying square and boxing it up. From gingham-esque picnicking frolics at Stella McCartney to embroidered grids at Moncler, this is one for the minimalists (and for those who get queasy at the mention of 'boho').

paris fashion week ss16 silver grey trend report pfw
L-R: Loewe, Iris van Herpen, Vanessa Seward, Mason Margiela, Saint Laurent
Image Credit - Vogue
Arguably gold has taken centre stage for the last few seasons, but silver is about to creep back in on its own merit. From touches here and there (looking at you Chanel, anyone guess what my favourite show was...?), embellishments at Margiela, softer sheens at Iris van Herpen to all out shiny goodness at Loewe, it's the new metallic on the block - but the one you've always loved.

paris fashion week ss16 navy trend report pfw
L-R: Chloé, Andrew GN, Dries van Noten, Lemaire, Martin Grant
Image Credit - Vogue
For any lovers of 'How to be Parisian', this is one neutral that is so quintessential to Paris it hardly needs a mention. Classic, clean, never tired - it's truly perhaps the one colour that packs a punch all year round. As seen at Chloé (anyone else mildly surprised by the sportier shapes?), Chanel (yes again) and Dries van Noten, enter into the French love affair.

Stand out show? 
For me, it has to be Chanel. I loved everything about it - the airport theme, candy colours mixed with the usual black white and navy, the return to tweed, the emphasis on tailoring, oversized silhouettes and the bags were just perfect. No contest for me on this one.

So that's fashion month wrapped up! Post Christmas, I'll be writing up a few posts on essential updates for the Spring, and later for the Summer, too. No doubt the high street will be coming up with all things bright and beautiful - I hope you've enjoyed the reports on SS16!


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