With Paris Fashion Week nearly over, arguably one of the most romantic cities in the world, there was a slight shift in mood with a dark nostalgia hanging in the air.
The Paris Spring/Summer 2015 catwalks were not alight with dreams of floaty fairytales and enchanted forests, but instead saw heavy construction and dense surface decoration at the likes of Givenchy, Balmain and Comme des Garcons.
A model on the Loewe Spring/Summer 2015 catwalk
JW Anderson’s debut collection for Loewe saw an experimentation of fabrics and cuts, the raw leather detailing and frayed fabric scraps displayed more relaxed decorative techniques than those at Givenchy, however the choice of fabrics remained relatively heavy throughout.
The woven leather bags in an array of muted colours will most definitely have created a waiting list during their ten minutes of limelight down the catwalk.
As for the Saint Laurent show, it seemed as though Hedi Slimane was forecasting a chilly Summer come 2015 as all the models were decked out in 90’s inspired sheer tights, along with more leather applique techniques and patchwork suede jackets.
If the tone of the show is anything to go by, next summer we will be having an absolute (70’s inspired) ball!
Cara Delevingne on the Saint Laurent Spring/Summer 2015 catwalk
It would be impossible to mention Paris Fashion Week without commenting on the Kardashian/Jenner/West takeover.
Not only were Kim and Kanye sitting on the front row with baby North at Balenciaga, they were spotted backstage at Givenchy, and hung out with Balmain’s young designer Olivier Rousteing.
Kim Kardashian, Kanye West and baby North at the Balenciaga show
Kendall was spotted walking high fashion catwalks alongside the likes of Cara Delevingne, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Jourdan Dunn, Karlie Kloss and Joan Smalls, which well and truly saw the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star secure her stakes in the world of high fashion modelling.
Kendall Jenner walking in the Balmain Spring/Summer 2015 show
With Louis Vuitton and Miu Miu still to come, Paris Fashion Week will undoubtedly continue to provide a beautiful array of clothes over the next few days.