The best of Paris Fashion Week: farewells, fresh starts, eclectic creativity and future trends
We bring you a recap of the very best of Paris Fashion Week for the spring/summer 2015 season. Paris was the final destination of four weeks of collections following on from New York, London and Milan and featured 90 shows held over nine days. The city reinforced itself as the fashion capital of the world.
The Grand Rex was the venue for the iconic designer Jean Paul Gaultier’s final ready-to-wear collection after 38 years in fashion and more farewells were seen at Hermès where Chistophe Lemaire showed his last designs for the house after four successful years. After the Carven presentation, designer Guillaume Henry announced his departure to Nina Ricci and there were also changes and fresh starts for Mugler and Sonia Rykiel.
Karl Lagerfeld surprised the crowds yet again with his parade of fashionable protesters marching down the specially constructed Chanel Boulevard and another stunning presentation was held by Louis Vuitton at the newly built Louis Vuitton Foundation building. The past and present collided with Christian Dior’s reimagining of 18th century riding coats whilst Lanvin celebrated its 125 year anniversary and still looked as relevant and modern as ever.
The trends for the season included jeans, the 70s, mix and match volumes, khaki, navy blue and transparent fabrics.