#ModicReview – Paris Fashion Week Autumn-Winter 2019
This season, Paris was gorgeous, the weather was more than perfect, we enjoyed even 18 degrees and a lot of sun. Having this in mind everything felt better and the best part is that sustainable fashion is getting bigger and turning to normality. Emergent designers and even the big brands are changing and adopting sustainable strategies and technologies. Stella McCartney, Each x Other and Jitoris Dreyfuss are just a few. The last day of Paris Fashion Week showcased the most awaited collection and unfortunately the last one signed by Karl Lagerfeld. The Grand Palais turned into a fairy tale mountain landscape and the models walked through the snow. Check here: #ModicReview – Paris Fashion Week Autumn-Winter 2019
#ModicReview – Paris Fashion Week Autumn-Winter 2019
EACH X OTHER
The Each x Other fashion show started with the model and the artist Lorelle Rayner playing an adapted version of the song “Big in Japan”. She is the muse for Each x Other’s fall-winter 2019/20 and she also created a song especially for the brand. The message behind it is that “Only when our heart stops, that’s when the mind cease to exist.”
“The idea of Each x Other is to play with men’s wardrobe and resculpted it for women. We want to create an independent woman. She is very strong, she is working, she wears her clothes day to night, but she is also creative and spiritual”, said Ilan Delouis, cofounder of the brand
Each x Other wants to spread positivity and love. So this new collection is promoting also sustainable fashion. The fabrics are natural and vegan, the fur is faux and the leather is made from special materials. Jenny and Ilan desire for their brand to become a statement one when it comes to vegan and eco-fashion.
Guy Laroche presented its collection inside the imposing chambers of the Hotel Salomon de Rothschild with organ music on the background, which gradually brought to the auditorium violin notes. This strengthened the atmosphere of homage. Yes, this collection is a tribute to Guy Laroche and it’s called “Black Marble”. The runway was flooded by all-black outfits, only the white veins, as seen on the black marble, were cutting the depth of the black. The fabrics were various, but the most interesting was the black laquer from which Richard Rene created trench coats, capes, skirts with feathers at the bottom and pants.
Issey Miyake fashion show took place inside the gym of Carnot High School and the court became the runway where models were walking in a frenetic, but yet coordinated way. At least six models were out at the same time. The autumn-winter 2019/2020 collection is catchy and it’s called “Chain of Inspiration”. It is supposed to activate all your senses and release your creativity because of the new fabric, Dough Dough which is a very flexible textile that has shape memory and the ability to make you your own designer. New this season is also the fabric called Blink, which has a colorful pattern and resemble a kaleidoscope.
The Paris Fashion Week debuted with Jacquemus presenting his collection on the “streets” of a small French town recreated like the ones from the movie sets. The Jacquemus Place was invaded by powerful women wearing strong colors and oversized earrings or necklaces, while the bags became so tiny that you can barely fit some coins inside them. Jacquemus put aside his signature high hill because the fast-fashion copied them massively so he decided to change, to give to the world something unexpected. So he opted for something simpler.
Koche autumn-winter 2019/2020 collection was the place where fashion and sport meet. Christinelle Kocher took us all on AccorHotels Arena, where she showcased an explosive fashion show. The models become this time players and their names were displayed on the giant cub screen of the arena. Sequins, feathers, bright colors and bold combination where the highlights of the collection.
“It’s important today to bring power for the women and I think sports and fashion can really positive changes and bring power to them. It’s an ambitious goal, but I like to pay tribute to all these beautiful women. Also with the casting, when I put all the names of the models on the screens was about bringing identity to them. They are people, they have characters and I wanted to give them power.” – said Christelle Kocher after the fashion show
Saint Laurent is one of the most awaited fashion shows of Paris Fashion Week and is no wonder why. The runway was again set right in front of the Eiffel Tower and the models walked close to a tremendous infinity mirror wall. The projected lights created this abyssal feeling. The collection featured oversized shoulders and a very masculine finish. The women were given the missing power. At the end of the show, all the lights were turned off and… surprise! Neon outfits came out from the backstage and enlightened the runway. Yellow, orange, green were just some of the neon colors that gave that vibrant and electric vibe, the reason why you could never miss a YSL show.
Stella McCartney proved us again that she is a leader when it comes to sustainable fashion and creating a better environment through her campaigns. The autumn-winter 2019 collection is a statement about recycling and using sustainable technologies. Stella used her own vintage fabrics and created new patchwork jackets or dresses.
The fur free-fur coat was spectacular as it looks and feels like a real fur, but is so light like a coat made of feathers. She used sustainable viscose, organic cotton and eco-canvas to create the items presented inside The Opera. In order to reinforce her campaign about saving the forests in Indonesia, Stella McCartney created a runway with her strong messages printed on the floor.
VIVIENNE WESTWOOD BY ANDREAS KRONTHALER
The Vivienne Westwood fashion show debuted on a strong beat, which soon introduced orchestra sounds that turned by the finale into “Bolero” orchestral piece by Maurice Ravel. The show took place in a conference room in the Hyatt hotel. Outside was one of those days when Paris is disturbed by protests. The “Gilets jaunes” or the yellow vests movement blocked the important parts of the city, but were also manifesting right in front of the hotel.
Andreas Kronthaler’s collection for Vivienne Westwood is slogan-free as the designer declares himself not being “that unspoken”. Vivienne used us to showcase strong messages, but Andreas knows that he is different, he didn’t want to do the same as his muse. He reinterpreted long living items, he took the past into the future and we admired also a modern bride and a groom.