Paris Fashion Week – The Style Traveller Guide
Paris Fashion Week is now in full swing. The Style Traveller’s favourite fashion week of the international calendar has been every bit as exciting and packed with high-octane glitz and glamour, as expected.
For the fourth and final stage of fashion month, The Style Traveller joins Vestiaire Collective in the fashion capital city of Paris. Discover the shows, the places and the names to know this Paris Fashion Week.
No one does understated, chic style like the Parisians. The key is mixing finely tailored pieces with more casual staples. Accessories should be elegant and suitable luxurious to add a glossy finish to the look. Channel the fashion editor’s style, look to Carine Roitfeld and Emanuelle Alt to see how it should be done properly. Et Voila!
Image above, clockwise from left to right:
Black Cashmere Jacket – Celine Sunglasses – Dior Tan vintage wrist watch – Cartier Grey cashmere sweater – Isabel Marant
Black monogram handbag – Saint Laurent Black ankle boots – Celine Jeans – APC
All available at Vestiaire Collective
Above: The fantastic JW Anderson collection for Loewe which showed in Paris on Friday. Photo credit – Andrew Arthur
From high drama and a star studded front row at Balmain (including Kanye, Kendall, Gigi and all the old school supers from Crawford to Campbell), the excitement to see the new J W Anderson collection for Loewe (which has been my star show of the week), to the anticipation of the Vêtements Collection, which is THE new label of the moment.
The appointment of Demna Gvasalia as Artistic Director of Balenciaga has generated an exciting new buzz for the brand, due to Gvasalia’s incredibly successful launch of Vêtements, establishing it as the brand of the moment in just two seasons.
Of the ‘old’ fashion houses, Mugler might appear somewhat outdated. However, since the arrival of David Koma as Aristic Director two years ago, the French brand is in full revival mode. Koma has maintained the minimalist aesthetic and given it a sophisticated and modern makeover.
Still to come on Wednesday is the Louis Vuitton show. With two years under his belt as Creative Director, Nicolas Ghesquière has breathed new life into Louis Vuitton and it’s once again one of the most highly acclaimed shows in Paris.From left to right: The Balenciaga show, JW Anderson for Loewe and David Koma for Mugler.
Clockwise from left to right: Le bar des Bains, The Broken Arm et le Dauphin.
Where To Go
Shopping in Le Marais
• Escape the fashion crowds at The Broken Arm in the trendy Marais area. Stop and shop the small but incredibly well curated selection of pieces on offer, plus take advantage of their delicious lunch menu.
• Just next door to Le Chateaubriand, and also run by Inaki Aizpitarte, is Le Dauphin. With a beautiful, ornate setting that features alternating mirrors and marble tops, it’s the perfect place to enjoy drinks and dinner.
• After its re-launch a year ago, ex night-club Les Bains is now a shiny new 39-room hotel that played host to Dior’s starry after party last year, and with Givenchy and Tommy Hilfiger following suit it’s one of the most stylish spots in town.
Above: Champagne and socialites, cocktails at Hotel Costes
The Style Traveller classic Parisian cocktails haunts:
Drink Aperol spritz with the hipsters at Le Pearle. Sip champagne with celebs and socialites at Hotel Costes. Make time for a cocktail or two at The Hemingway Bar at The Ritz.
Above: Post fashion week unwind and relax in my favourite suite at Hotel Particulier Monmarte, the quintessential Parisian town house away from the fashion crowds. (pictured above)
Good bye from Paris Fashion Week.
To discover more Fashion Week content head over to Vestiaire Collective Journal
Bon Voyage xx
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