Buongiorno! Sunny days are finally here in Milan, weather forecast is already showing 20º and I couldn’t be happier! As Spring approaches, so does my B-day and the end of this Fashion Month coverage. Today I have some stellar Parisian fashion, courtesy of Valentino, Carven, Nina Ricci, Miu Miu and the always genius, Givenchy. What to expect? Cuteness, lingerie, romance, darkness and more! Ready, set, go!
This is my favorite brand that shows in Paris, season by season it just blows me away. The style, the shapes, the colors are really, really what I’m into. For this season, the wonderful Guillaume Henry sent out the runway a collection inspired by the Medieval times. With that characteristic chic vibe, Henry went a little more dramatic this time. Color palette included shades that the designer used beautifully on his Spring collection: mustard and red. He paired them up with some burnt orange, classic black and the very resourceful, cobalt blue. Textures included tapestry, laser cut, dazzling prints and cut-outs. For the shapes, it was all so clean and pretty: A-line skirts, oversized coats, capes, blazers and perfectly tailored, cropped pants. The t-strap shoes were to die for and collars and cuffs peeked out from some garments. I want to be a Carven girl, I need to be a Carven girl!
Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli’s dramatic romance has really become a trademark for the Italian brand. You can spot a creation by this duo from miles away. This collection was inspired by folk and may we say that the result was effortlessly beautiful. The show was packed with embellished gowns, structured and detailed coats, their signature colored leather and the classic Valentino red dress display. The air of femininity filled the catwalk with meticulous sheer inserts, Victorian lace, shimmering garments and pretty, ankle-strapped pumps. My favorite look, the long, nude dress with the flower embellishments and embroideries. Overall, it was fashion poetry…
Leave it to Signor Tisci to make an impact on the runway. Season after season, the Italian designer has worked his ass off to become one of PFW’s favorites. His genius, talent and construction skills just keep on sweeping us off our feet. As always, it was a dramatic and dark catwalk. His inspiration was clear: equestrian with the expected pinch of bondage. Leather was the main element on the show, it opened with a series of black, rubbery and structured numbers. His already signature sheer skirts also made it on to the runway over sexy enough, slip dresses. The boots were one of the highest notes and those slouchy, leather trousers (middle picture) are just pure French perfection. Riccardo Tisci just seems to always get it right, he is an all-time favorite that’s definitely here to stay.
It’s Peter Copping and his lingerie once again and we never get tired of it. Models strutted the catwalk with side-swept bangles and dramatic berry puckers and lovely, lovely garments. Nina Ricci is always about a game between seduction and cuteness. It was a neutral color palette with some hints of plum. Lacy and sheer slip dresses were paired up with heavy and structured coats. Volume (big trend of the season) played an important part with those puffy and printed numbers and soft fur embellished the perfectly tailored outerwear. The show had that Paris chic vibe that we all love so much. Special mention to the ankle-crossed pumps (BIG ACCESSORY TREND ALERT!) that complemented beautifully Copping’s sensual ensembles.
Now that’s an unexpected turn. We were really getting used to Miuccia Prada’s cute and girly skirt parade and we kind of loved it. For this season, it was all about the menswear and the famous pantsuit. And guess what? We kind of love it too. With a jeweled color palette, Mrs. Prada sent out the runway a total of 37, perfectly tailored looks. The fabulous range of 70’s inspired prints (stripes, tapestry, hexagonal and more) created a game of optical illusion. Of course, some cute leg-flashing was present and some solid colors as well. As always, the shoes are definitely worth mentioning: loafers reinvented all the way. I always love Miuccia’s stuff, but I do have to admit that being a girly girl, I am more into her frilly and cute skirts and dresses. Anyway, being objective, it was another amazing collection from the Italian designer extraordinaire.
This is definitely a Parisian macaron inspired look, and very appropriate to say bye, bye to those lovely furry coats that have kept us warm and stylish during the Winter (after all, Spring is almost here). I chose a pretty yellow playsuit from ASOS. The lace and front bow detail make it even cuter. For coverage, a striped furry coat in pale pink, also from ASOS. For leg coverage (this is going to be one of the last looks with tights), a Sweet’n’Raw favorite, Modcloth‘s spotty, white tights. For the shoes, keeping up with the pastel vibe, minty court shoes from CO-OP.
For the bag, a classic vintage Chanel one. This two-toned beauty is definitely a dreamboat. And since it’s all about lavish details, for jewelry: a pair of bow & pearl earrings from Kate Spade, a woven pink bracelet, a floral and butterfly one and a crystal stretch bangle. For the final touch, a pretty ring with an aquamarine stone from TOPSHOP and TOM FORD‘s Naked nail polish.
All the deets on today’s look can be found at FASHIOLISTA.
We are halfway through with our coverage and after that, a little giveaway and some Spring are on the horizon. Brace yourselves, fashionable ladies!