After Milan, fashion moved towards the French capital where, between the 26th of September and the 4th of October, the most renowned maisons presented their proposals for next Spring/Summer. At Paris Fashion Week, there was room for everything: from Victoria Beckham’s catwalk Parisian, Bella Hadid’s dress and Kanye West’s mud parade.
Bella Hadid’s spray dress
The images from the Coperni show on Friday caused a sensation on the Internet and the publication shared by Bella Hadid alone exceeds three million likes on Instagram. At first, the supermodel appears to parade half-naked, towards a stage where artists paint her body meticulously. The “work of art” that slowly crystallized into a dress was cut and trimmed live, before Hadid walked the catwalk with creation.
The paint dress was the result of a collaboration between brand creators Sébastien Meyer and Arnaud Vaillant and Fabrican, the company owned by the inventor of spray fabric technology, Manel Torres. In the rest of the collection, the exaggerated shapes of the hips and an eye-catching solid gold bag, valued at more than 100 thousand euros, stood out.
At 76, Cher parades for Balmain
The Balmain festival once again filled the Stadium Jean-Boin. At the head of Balmain for more than a decade, Frenchman Olivier Rousteing does not bet on discretion when presenting new collections. The next warm season’s collection reinforced the French house’s signature pieces by introducing new materials, such as raffia, in earth colors and Renaissance patterns.
The big surprise was, however, saved for last. to the sound of success strong enough 1998, encouraged by the cheers and applause of the crowd, Cher, at 76, was the star of the show, wearing a bodysuit and with Rousteing at his side, waving to the audience.
On Instagram, the creative director of Balmain thanked the singer for having “inspired” him and for “being herself”. And he said, “Thank you for your generosity and for making me feel like I am in heaven, surrounded by your love, your trust and your kindness.”
The last two years have not been easy for Victoria Beckham, with her own brand registering losses of around 60 million euros during the pandemic, the British tabloid said. The Mirror, but the ex-Spice Girl seems to have already recovered and her debut at Paris Fashion Week was proof of that. In more than ten years of career, it was the first time that Posh Spice presented in the city of lights and it did not hide the emotion. “It’s very important for me to do a show in Paris. It has been a dream and the collection has to reflect that”, said The Vogue british.
Without losing the more feminine side that characterizes the brand, Beckham bet on construction and deconstruction in monochromatic coordinates, but without becoming boring. There was also no lack of transparencies in sensual dresses. “It was always a dream,” he admitted.
At Balenciaga, Kanye West walked through the mud
If the Balenciaga Fall/Winter collection show, in March, was covered in a white blanket of fake snow on which the models paraded, this Sunday, the floor where the new collection was presented was just as rough: completely covered in mud. , dotted with puddles of brownish water.
In a statement posted on Instagram, Georgian Demna Gvasalia, creative director of Balenciaga, says that the show was “a metaphor for digging, in search of the truth, and for being down-to-earth”, intending to reject the “’pseudo-tendencies’ dictated by for one post or the Instagram stories of a celebrity of the moment.”
At catwalk muddy, the rapper Kanye West (or Ye, as he prefers to be called) opened the show, dressed in military gear. Balenciaga once again surprised with a proposal where aged clothes dominated. In contrast, in more delicate tones, Gvasalia included several colorful and sparkling dresses.
Loewe explores the frontiers of reality
At Loewe, distorting the boundaries between the real and the artificial was the motto of the new collection, signed by British artist Jonathan Anderson, which has guided the destinies of the Spanish house for seven years.
In a parade symbolized by the anthurium flower, which, despite appearing to be made of plastic, is entirely real, the flower appeared not only on the stage but also repeated in various elements of the proposal, which bet on angular and geometric cuts. “I like this idea of something in nature that looks fake but is real, and this idea of iconography: that when you see something it reminds you of something like a repeated motif,” the creator told Vogue britishafter the parade.
The exploration of the artificial culminated in a set that looked like it came out of a video game, with a hooded sweatshirt and pixelated pants, in an optical illusion that makes it seem that the coordinate is in two dimensions.
Chanel in black and white
The highlight of the last day of the event, this Tuesday, was in charge of the historic Chanel. In a moment that could have come out of one of the first French films, brand ambassador and actress Kristen Stewart gave life to the scenographic opening of the show.
At catwalk, the color palette respected the cinema’s aesthetic, oscillating little beyond black and white. The color appeared in the classic suits in tweed of the brand, which creative director Virginie Viard has reinvented and modernized. As a background, excerpts from the film were projected O Senior Year in Marienbad, from 1961.
Edited by Barbara Wong