Paris Fashion week is finally over. After working as a correspondent for the blog and for the magazine Harper’s Bazaar Brazil, I’ve spent the weekend resting and organizing a little bit all things left behind during the marathon: press releases, business cards, interviews, lots of interesting things!
1rst March – Tuesday
It was a nice fashion week: I met people, as usually, very cool people, I’ve had new ideas for work, proposals, and finally this is what I like the most, diversity in fashion. This is what makes me feel like continuing working in this so competitive and saturate métier. I will start telling you my adventure by the first week: the first major party of the fashion marathon was Coach‘s the 1rst March, at the Hotel Salomon de Rothschild, a big one. Artists, actors, amazing décor, open bar, photographers and a mini concert by ….. Debbie Harry! It was the first time I saw her and just loved, she is really a diva.
2nd March – Wednesday
The next day, the 2nd mars, I went to visit the showroom of Cacharel, a brand with more than sixty years, a French heritage. A beautiful winter collection, full of incredible fabrics and prints inspired by italian artists. A brand new reborn chez Cacharel, bravo!
Kitsuné, a French-Japanese label that I really like, also came very surprising, with smart fabrics like velvet and lamé, it showed how to update and not just be a street wear brand. Inspired by the japanese movie « The wind rises », it was an ode to planes and dream world, with lots of cute vintage dresses also. And obviously, the fox, symbol of the brand.
The collection of Hermès’s shoes is always a spectacle apart: the scenery, always full of elements of Nature’s (tree branches, leaves) and the shoes, luxuous and always very modern, such as moon boots and shoes with drawings. This time, big news was a new purse, the « Bâton de craie » (chalk in English), with the closure in form of a chalk.
3rd March – Thrusday
Next morning, Racil, a French-Lebanese smoking brand, the pinnacle of elegance. In exquisite fabrics such as lamé and velvet (the must-have of the season!), she knows how to reinvent the theme.
Tsumori Chisato, another French-Japanese brand that I love, always full of colors, amazing cuts and volumes. The show was at Maxim’s, historical site dating back to the 1930s, a sideshow.
Next stop: the Louboutin showroom looks more like a laboratory of curiosities, or a museum of stuffed shoes, ha! As we could not show the new collection of shoes, we get the bags: the star is Eloise, with a chance to be the next winter it-bag, full of studs and in leather.
4th March – Friday
Next day, the showroom Marie Cassandre is always a meeting point for good designers: starting with the Polish designer living in Paris Victoria Scandale, who created a winter line full of surprise elements, pockets that leave the common place, volumes, transparent tulle dresses, a delight to see. The plus: the model was a real dancer, take a look at this beauty named Romane Bollengier.
Plakinger, german label, renews and evolves in every new collection, this time it brought a 1970s vibe inspired by the roaring of Mick and Jerry Hall. fur coats, patterned lames, silks, all wearable and chic.
The next one, the designer Julyen Carcy in his fifth collection, grows more and more: drawing inspiration by Yoko Ono, he showed a strong, independent woman who is not afraid to dare.
To end this first week, Bea Bühler, a German designer based in Paris, which creates original super bags. This time, the line Moon brought folding models (which may be used either open or closed), rounded bucket bags, briefcases. The materials are first-line and colors, delicious: pale and navy blue, white.