Parisian creativity is out in full force, serving a broad range of styles sure to please the fashion savvy from the most experimental to the most conservative amongst us. There is a little of everything on the menu, but a distinct point of view is emerging. This “relaxed sophistication” or “fancy everyday” of Paris Fashion Week Spring-Summer 2015 is a welcome change from the more casual feel of past seasons.
Pant ensembles continue to be a strong player as designers deliver them in various degrees of dress. Paired with clean-cut blazers or blouses, these pant ensembles may become the “must have” look for 2015. It is such an easy and practical look, chic and sophisticated and brimming with confidence.
Of course, don’t think for a moment that this classic look is only for conventional types. Some “high concept” versions are also on display embracing everything from high-tech textiles and prints to new shapes and constructions that rethink the archetype.
Shorter lengths are showcased here, too, with looks that are fresh and fun if not a little retro. If you really start dissecting each piece you can see the references to early 1970’s and 1980’s details
On the other side of the hemline spectrum full length garments get the reboot with a casual approach to more formal styles. Within these evening-friendly looks, a relaxed approach with a t-shirt/undergarment vibe offers an unusually easy way to sport these fancier pieces. While retaining a sophisticated finish, these looks can show more skin without feeling contrived.
Then there are the myriad of looks that are hovering around knee-length. Designers are having fun with skirts and dresses that embrace a spring-summer feel, giving them plenty of personality and a dash of excitement. From retro designs in new materials to pop art references and even some more sophisticated evening looks, these mid-length looks should work well at retail.
Even some of the more somber designs are embracing an optimistic vibe. Sleek looks with a Rock n’ Roll edge brought a new energy to the runways while the more dramatic Goth looks still read more cool and experimental rather than gloomy.
More on Paris next…
PS: Our friends at VFILES (https://www.vfiles.com) offered a clever “Who Wore It Best” after the Balmain show….