Paris Fashion Week Spring-Summer 2015 is steadily confirming its point of view, establishing a relaxed and polished finish for daywear staples and transitional day to evening looks. But there are surprises in the details with interesting and intricate cuts demanding attention.
With Day 4 upon us it is clear that the “city suit” look is a dominant force this season, particularly the statement jacket and pants. Some are presented as actual suits, whereas others offer a play on traditional forms and are infused with sportswear savvy.
Some of the most interesting twists on jackets bring unconventional takes on the “dressy” jacket that bridge an evening classicism with a modern, sportswear edge. These jackets can be worn with gowns and jeans, tuxedo pants and even a caftan. We love this look and embrace its functional practicality.
Similarly, pants/trousers are getting a creative makeover. From Palazzo pants to jumpers to spaghetti pants, the new pant/trouser looks are steadily redefining dress and formality. The fancier versions are, by far, the most interesting, if not the most editorial, and we expect to see this trend trickle down to the more “fast-fashion” retailers soon.
Length matters! Shorts are also benefiting from the city pants suit bandwagon showing up in a variety of creative stylings. Well-tailored looks with shorts evoke a bit of an evening mood even though they may make more sense for a classy stroll during the day.
Sophisticated simplicity is delivered best with coats – many belted or with a single closure. The idea this Spring-Summer 2015 season is to have impeccable tailoring dropping from the shoulder and delivered with a soft drape. Menswear textiles are favorites as are interesting textures and prints. That said, even shearling is benefitting from this treatment.
Leather is also on display with great looks in lamb or calfskin. Designers are working skins like any other textile with extraordinary draping and detail. The way the material flows with the body is magical. It’s amazing what professional hands can create from such a temperamental material.
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