Fashion in The City of Lights: BEST OF PARIS Fashion Week Spring Summer 2015



The world's undisputed fashion capital was alive with frenzied activity as the worlds greatest most innovative designers presented eclectic runways for Paris’s spring/summer 2015 fashion week. After three decades of the lines existence Jean Paul Gaultier showed his final ready-to-collection, in a presentation that celebrated his unique style and groundbreaking designs. The subversive elements that have defined his work were on full display with his deft weaving of masculine and feminine archetypes, his use of sportswear aesthetics combining with an unabashed sense of luxury and his unique sense of over the top trash glamour.

It was an ending too for Christophe Lemaire for Hermes, who after three years as the womenswear designer, presented a collection of elegant, understated luxury with the designer to now focus on his own eponymous line. Guillaume Henry for luxury house Carven presented a celebration of speed and dynamics with 1960’s influenced, form fitting sharp silhouettes and thick stripes rendered in a retro racing color palette of white, red, yellow and black. One of the most dramatic presentations occurred on the final day of the week, when Nicolas Ghesquiere for Louis Vuitton showed his collection inside the grand new Louis Vuitton Foundation building. The otherworldly structure, designed by architect Frank Gehry, was the perfect setting for his assured collection that traveled back through a host of time periods and showed off the designers mastery at combining new and traditional textiles in original and glamorous fashion. Referencing traditional garments in new and exciting ways was the order of the day too at Dior, where Belgian designer Raf Simons created a collection that was a playful combination of acidic psychedelic and futuristic designs with deft touches of 1960s and 70s style adding depth and glamour to the proceedings.

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