Roland Mouret opened day 3 of PFW with a collection centered around the theme of “desirability”. Flirty silhouettes were mixed with a rotating color palette and color shaping to make a cohesive collection of enticing looks.
Sixties-inspired silhouettes, speed and straight lines were the inspirations for the S/S 2015 Carven collection. The racing motif certainly had a presence in the collection, with long stripes. large bags being held like helmets, and primary colors as accents. The collection was fun and playful while perfectly executed.
Sharon Wauchob showed a vintage-inspired collection centered around silks and lace delicate looks that were feminine and chic with little pops of creative details.
The Balmain collection was a display of feminine power with muscular models donning strong silhouetted dresses and suits with sharp lines and graphics. There were a few references to previous looks, including a very similar cut-out suit jacket made by Givenchy and the primary color palette originally done by YSL and referenced by David Koma this season. All in all, a very strong, very interesting collection that makes a powerful statement in a great way.
Barbara Bui had an odd compilation of sporty looks mixed with bright orange embroidery as well as a few metallic looks spattered into the collection. It did not quite feel cohesive, but there were several gorgeous individual looks.
The current Nina Ricci collection is a compilation of DIY and resourceful couture with inspiration from war-torn Paris and Nina Ricci’s history of designing post-war French fashion. Following this inspiration, the colors were cool and slightly muted, the silhouettes were understated, but the design elements were sophisticated. I absolutely love this collection.
Simplicity and understated elegance embodied the Lanvin retrospective S/S 2015 collection. The looks were chic and sophisticated, with flowing silks, a few gemstone hues and even a few sexy body-hugging silhouettes. Absolutely gorgeous.
Gosia Baczynska closed the day out with a collection of slightly oversized silhouettes and variations in print work, metallics, cutouts and sheer paneling. This collection felt like a smorgasbord of fashion techniques of the season. There were several standout looks and I adore the black mesh and metallic dress.