What To Expect From Paris Fashion Week
In a couple of weeks, Paris will be filled with bloggers, designers and photographers. The autumn/winter collections from 2018 are going to walk down the runway, and it’s still a mystery what are we going to see and wear next fall. Here we’ve gathered the essentials for you to know about one of the biggest fashion events of the year, and some of our predictions.
The shows, as every year, start at the end of February. Some of the first ones to show their collections this year are Jacquemus on the 26th and Lacoste, Maison Margiela, Lanvin, Dries van Noten and Kenzo on the 28th. On the first days of March we’re going to see Chloe, Isabel Marant and Carven, followed by Loewe, Balmain (after the amazing collaboration with Victoria’s Secret this Christmas), Yamamoto and Issey Miyake. Finally, the 3rd, 4th and 5th of March are for some of the biggest bosses in the fashion industry: Givenchy, Balenciaga, Valentino, John Galliano with his own collection, Stella Mc Cartney, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Miu Miu and Alexander McQueen.
Like every year, Paris will host the events of lots of their frequent clients. Chanel, Lanvin, Margiela, Kenzo, etc. are some of the usuals, but like every year, there are some changes. Proenza Schouler and Rodarte, changed their locations from New York to Paris during couture last week, and Altuzarra and Thom Browne are some of the new brands showing at Paris Fashion Week, like Tome’s Ramon Martin and Ryan Lobo.
A lot has been said about what are we going to see on these next shows. It’s safe to say that oversized will still be an important silhouette. We’ll probably see lots of tailoring, trousers with strips on the sides, and sportswear. Definitely lots of sportswear too. The “dad/grandpa” style isn’t going anywhere either: we’re still going to sigh over those Balenciaga Triple S sneakers. So ugly sneakers, fanny packs and logos, maybe with some vintage feels, are going to still be on trend.
And what about the styles that are going to fall off? Oversized will probably turn to something different: still oversized, but in some new and different ways, maybe in cleaner shapes and focusing on fit. Some even say that all of that camouflage, hoodies and sweatpants will be gone too. We definitely can expect a very interesting season, but we’ll have to wait for a while: the clothes won’t be out to shop them until September.