Paris Fashion Week is officially over along with dramatically staged productions, including Chanel’s faux forrest. As usual, PFW doesn’t disappoint. Although many European designers like Marchesa have abandoned post to set up shop in NYC, the tradition fan favorites continue to hold strong. This season paralleled several international forces like power suits for the most affluent #girlbosses, lots of updates to tweed & plaid, and homage to the 70’s. Continue reading to see our favorite looks below.
Although not a French label, Johanna Ortiz debuted her FW2018 collection at PFW. A former Art Institute grad, Ortiz founded her namesake label in Colombia in 2015, with her debut collection becoming a social media and street style sensation. She pretty much can single-handedly be accredited with bringing back perennial resort style and ruffles. Her ability to translate ruffles & flowers into wearable covetable fall fashions is impeccable.
Photos courtesy of: Karla Lisker
Ralph & Russo
Quickly becoming the newest designer darlings, Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo of Ralph & Russo are the only British designers to be invited to show at PFW by Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture in 100 years. Although established a little over a decade ago, this label has become a household name with international acclaim. Its also a favorite of Bollywood stars Aishwarya Rai, Sonam Kapoor, & Priyanka Chopra.
This season was full of power players, feminine but distinguished suits and ultra-femme gowns.
Courtesy of Ralph & Russo
Its always exciting to discover new Indian designers that are internationally acclaimed. Rahul Mishra is just that. He debuted his first collection at PFW SS in 2017, a little over a year ago, a sweet collection of Indian embroideries, a touch of avant-garde silhouettes and wearable silks. He continues to be the only Indian designer ever to earn the Milan Woolmark prize. Although this collection was not our personal favorite, we really fell in love with this beautiful geometric print silk maxi.
Arguably one of the greatest British designers of the past century and definitively one of the most internationally recognized labels, McQueen is known for its romanticism of punk, edgy darkness. After McQueen passed in 2010, Sarah Burton, his mentee of 14 years, took over the label. She continues McQueens legacy effortlessly. This collection brilliant prints & demure silk dresses were some of our favorites.
Overall PFW saw some designs that were beautiful, truly ingenue, and even better wearable. There were several big houses like Chanel and even Balmain that produced some intriguing designs, but most were not relatable. These were some of our other favorites from the shows.
Andrew Gn FW 2018
Elie Saab FW 2018 PFW
Giambattista Valli FW 2018 PFW
Givenchy PFW FW 2018