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Paris Fashion Week Spring-Summer 2015 – Day 8

The last days of Spring-Summer 2015 fashion – Made in France style – are upon us.    Paris is the longest of the global fashion weeks and tends to be the most influential, delivering some of the most established designer names and also offering equal attention to important emerging names.

Alexander McQueen – Spring-Summer 2015

Iris van Herpen - Spring-Summer 2015

Iris van Herpen – Spring-Summer 2015

Jean-Charles de Castelbajac - Spring-Summer 2015

Jean-Charles de Castelbajac – Spring-Summer 2015

From what we’ve witnessed, the Spring-Summer 2015 collections are going to be well received by retailers and their fashion-conscious customers.  The mood has been “safe”, with plenty of looks that are worthy of note yet easily understood and completely adaptable to most wardrobes.  Many conventional garment archetypes are getting a glamorous makeover that is bringing a bit more formality and excitement to daywear.   Designers are cautiously applying a few new tricks to eveningwear to deliver looks that are fresh and modern, but do not stray too far from the recent past.

Iris van Herpen - Spring-Summer 2015

Iris van Herpen – Spring-Summer 2015

Valentino - Spring-Summer 2015

Valentino – Spring-Summer 2015

Alexander McQueen - Spring-Summer 2015

Alexander McQueen – Spring-Summer 2015

Valentin Yudashkin - Spring-Summer 2015

Valentin Yudashkin – Spring-Summer 2015

Designers here are applying  nuanced and luxurious details to daywear and these details are effectively translating day to evening. Sharp, clean tailored lines are prominent as are uncomplicated garment structures.  Here, you have the opportunity to customize your personal style without falling into a trend manifesto. Chanel really banked on this concept with great separates that work equally well in suitings or as individual items.

Chanel - Spring-Summer 2015

Chanel – Spring-Summer 2015

Valentin Yudashkin - Spring-Summer 2015

Valentin Yudashkin – Spring-Summer 2015

Coperni Femme - Spring-Summer 2015

Coperni Femme – Spring-Summer 2015

We mentioned a bit of skin exposure earlier in the week, and must fine-tune the definition. At this point, when skin is bared it is either minimal or conventional in its placement. Think arms, shoulders or legs, via décolletage, hems or the use of sheer fabrics.  Daywear looks (even with evening hybrids) are really embracing this sporty, relaxed, approach. Practical chic is stirring this trend.

Chanel - Spring-Summer 2015

Chanel – Spring-Summer 2015

Valentino - Spring-Summer 2015

Valentino – Spring-Summer 2015

Alexander McQueen - Spring-Summer 2015

Alexander McQueen – Spring-Summer 2015

One of this week’s “must-have” garments is the lightweight coat. These coats have a broad appeal and are chameleon-like in their adaptability to a wide range of wardrobes and styles.  Favored versions include simpler closures and clever design applications allowing for a greater stylistic diversity.

Jean-Charles de Castelbajac - Spring-Summer 2015

Jean-Charles de Castelbajac – Spring-Summer 2015

Chanel - Spring-Summer 2015

Chanel – Spring-Summer 2015

A.P.C. - Spring-Summer 2015

A.P.C. – Spring-Summer 2015

Paris Fashion Week Spring-Summer 2015’s last day next…