Here Are All the Must-See Shows From Paris Fashion Week SS19
Gucci, Celine, Balenciaga and more.
Fashion month is quickly coming to an end, and after seeing the best looks at New York, London and Milan Fashion Week – Paris Fashion Week is finally here. Wrapping up on September 29, the last leg of the eventful month is featuring some of the most anticipated shows, from Gucci to Hedi Slimane‘s debut at Celine. There’s no doubt that Paris is the fashion capital of the world, so make sure to catch up on all the shows you missed from PFW.
Take a look at the must-see shows below, and make sure to keep checking back here for the latest updates as the week progresses.
Muiccia Prada brought a youthful flare to her Spring/Summer 2019 collection for Miu Miu, which encompassed everything from large coats in leather and edgy denim dresses, to feminine silhouettes like organza gowns and slips. The range juxtaposed feminine influences with edgy looks, materials and designs, creating a collection that is designed for the modern woman.
Chanel’s SS19 show had models strolling down the “beach” barefoot, wearing summer-ready pieces like bathing suits, bikini’s, straw hats and more. The range saw heavy vintage influences, sporting the label’s iconic Chanel print on a handful of pieces, as well as over-sized accessories like belts and earrings. Lagerfeld proved that the Chanel customer is elegant no matter the occasion, and created everything from loungewear to tailored blazers and sets – because of course, it is Chanel after all.
Nicolas Ghesquiere put a futuristic touch on his Spring/Summer 2019 collection, presenting a range of new and innovative silhouettes that proved to be a lot more experimental than what we’ve previously seen from the designer. The presentation also showcased a wide range of materials, which emphasized his talent and eye for detail. Patterned overalls, asymmetrical leather jackets and gorgeous accessories – Ghesquiere hit the nail on the head with his Paris Fashion Week show.
Demna Gvasalia has brought Balenciaga to the top of the fashion industry, so for the Spring/Summer 2019 show all eyes were on the Georgian designer. Needless to say, he didn’t disappoint, bringing his unique and unconventional aesthetic to yet another collection. Silhouettes were over-sized, and included huge dress shirts, big blazers and patterned dresses, as well as masculine get-ups and bold accessories. A collection in true Balenciaga fashion, to say the least.
COMME DES GARÇONS
COMME des GARÇONS debuted interesting shapes and geometrical silhouettes on the runway, with Rei Kawakubo’s impeccable eye for detail. From deconstructed blazers and coats, to futuristic fits – the designer also showcased new logo prints as well as a retro newspaper graphic. In addition, the show also saw a new collaboration with Nike, which we took a closer look at here.
Patterns and layering defined Sacai’s SS19 range, with colors being present throughout the full show. Creating a unique collection through textures, colors and graphics, the presentation debuted eye-catching pieces and captured Chitose Abe’s vision perfectly. Her hybrid-like designs went from casual and simple, to far more bold and vibrant, showing the designers continuos evolution.
After succeeding the late Alexander McQueen at his eponymous label after his passing, Sarah Burton has managed to stay true to the designer’s original vision and aesthetic. This time around, Burton introduced the McQueen woman in intricate lace dresses, juxtaposed with leather vests and accessories adding the label’s signature edge to the pieces. Proving that tailoring and vision can result in a fairytale-come-through, the collection was dreamy with dresses, lace, chiffon and more luxury materials.
“You love the thing about him and her, and how they might intertwine. It’s just a borrowing,” said Haider Ackermann about his first combined men’s and womenswear collection. Boxy fits, tailored garments and a limited color palette emphasised Ackermann’s vision, with models wearing head-to-toe houndstooth suits and simple pieces layered, mixed and matched. The clean fits and impeccable silhouettes resulted in the perfect balance between feminine and masculine, which is just what the designer wanted for his Spring/Summer 2019 show.
Hedi Slimane’s debut for Celine has been highly anticipated ever since the controversial rebranding where the designer removed the iconic apostrophe from the brand logo. Having previously designed for Saint Laurent, Slimane brought a similar influence to Celine, with a range featuring almost only black pieces with hints of metallics and whites, and lots of leather and other hard materials. The collection took Celine in a completely new direction, and has changed Phoebe Philo’s Celine woman drastically by also introducing menswear. See more from the collection here.
Jonathan Anderson has brought a youthful touch to Loewe, and debuted a relaxed, riviera-inspired collection which featured colors, shapes and simple silhouettes for the modern woman. “It’s free; it’s sensual; it’s satin; it’s a mass of textures. I feel this is what the brand is becoming—its DNA,” said Anderson about his collection, which featured everything from colorful crochet, to oversized cable knit sweaters in vibrant hues.
Anthony Vaccarello brought a stunning evening show to Paris Fashion Week, where models walked on water underneath the lights of the Eiffel Tower. Following the label’s signature aesthetic, the collection was mainly black, and featured silhouettes like feminine tuxedos, short dresses and rock-inspired jackets – all with the iconic Saint Laurent edge. Throughout the range, luxury hues like gold and silver were present, adding a party-like influence to the sleek pieces.
Jacquemus has gotten a lot of recognition during the last year, and this time around the designer took inspiration from the French Riviera for his Spring/Summer 2019 collection. From fringe-covered straw purses, to sleek sandals and bold earrings – Jacquemus proved he knows how to do accessories. Of course, we also saw the label’s signature mini-purse in new iterations, as well as beach-inspired looks with white shirts, short skirts and crisp shorts.
Perhaps one of the most anticipated shows of Paris Fashion Week, Gucci didn’t disappoint. The Alessandro Michele-led label took the presentation to Le Palace in Paris to debut a range of colorful, vintage-inspired pieces. From monogram suits to layered gowns and blazers, the pieces showcased Michele’s vision and attention to detail, with eye-catching necklaces and eyewear. The show also saw a Mickey Mouse-shaped bag, as well as bold headwear – resulting in the ultimate Gucci experience.
Maria Grazia Chiuri focused on simplicity in what is rumored to perhaps be her last collection for Dior. Using a limited color-palette of navy, beige, black and greens, the designer showcased her unique tailoring and feminine influences throughout the range. We also saw dainty accessories, like logo belts, bracelets and earrings. Of course, the collection also included the iconic Saddle Bag, which made a return in Kim Jones’ Dior Homme collection earlier this year.
Marine Serre took home the 2017 LVMH Prize, and has since began to establish herself among the fashion giants. The designer had her sophomore runway show, and managed to impress show-goers with her unique aesthetic and design. From PVC coats, to bold patterns and colors – the range was just as strong as the designer’s previous collection. She also debuted a collaboration with Converse, which is now available over at retailers like SSENSE.
For his Spring/Summer 2019, Dries Van Noten proved that you can’t compete with his patterns, composition and tailoring. The collection featured everything from suits to dresses, and also had Haute Couture influences throughout the whole presentation. With wide silhouettes and draping, the pieces flowed together in true Dries Van Noten fashion.
John Galliano‘s vision for Margiela has been carefully communicated through the designer’s previous collections, and this time around was no different. The runway saw a gender fluid collection, with a mixture of menswear and womenswear throughout, with masculine silhouettes as well as feminine layering. The range also featured bold accessories, such as the iPhone holder anklet as well as PVC and nylon headdresses. The Spring/Summer 2019 collection also saw a selection of shiny, chunky sandals, as well as classy leather boots.
Newly appointed designer Casey Cadwallader took Mugler back a few steps this year, taking the brand from its previously flashy appearance to a more contemporary aesthetic fit for the modern woman. The show featured mainly unknown models, as well as simple silhouettes and shapes mixed and matched with colors and textures. Throughout the range, we also saw patterned pieces in eye-catching hues, creating the ideal balance between minimal and bold.