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PFW report SS 17

Paris nights and days. From 80s power players to the romantic dreamers, these are the moments to remember.

saint-laurent
saintlaurent

Bring it back to me.

SAINT LAURENT
The first show under new creative director Anthony Vaccarello. Saint Laurent SS 17 introduced a fresh take on vintage. 80s revival.

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JACQUEMUS
Inspired by Provence. An array of puffy sleeves, straw hats, exaggerated shoulders and belted waists for Jacquemus SS 17.

rochas
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Party girl.

ROCHAS
The colour palette of artist Erwin Blumenfeld, plus a dash of floral. A modern version of the 40s silhouette.

lemaire

LEMAIRE
Fresh pops of colour with shirts, skirts and slip dresses layered up.

dries-van-noten

Say it with flowers.

DRIES VAN NOTEN
Splashes of floral print, black patent leather, balloon sleeved blouses and wide leg jeans.

lanvin

LANVIN
Tailoring for the female form. Fluid pantsuits and draping dresses were accented with feather collars, sequins and beads on the Lanvin SS 17 runway.

margiela

Moon walker.

MAISON MARGIELA
A futuristic nod to streetwear. Texture, tartan prints, belted waists and trench coats for the Margiela woman.

armani

EMPORIO ARMANI
Refined tailoring. Pyjama-style dressing, soft silks and elephant prints. Smooth operator.

sonia-rykiel

It’s iconic.

SONIA RYKIEL
Freedom. The first show since Sonia Rykiel’s passing saw a finale tribute to the designer and her signature sweaters.

alexander-mcqueen

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN
Girl and the sea. Inspired by the Shetland Islands, Alexander McQueen saw knitted patchwork, sheer ruffles and heavy floral embroidery take to the runway.

hermes

The living is easy.

HERMÈS
True to the trends of PFW, Hermès SS 17 saw 80s silhouettes and pops of colour. Easy sophistication.

gamista-valli

GIAMBATTISTA VALLI
Feminine touch. SS 17 went free and soft with floral motifs, lace and ruffles.

sacai

Hall of fame.

SACAI
Fashion is a passion. A tribute to the likes of Jimmy Hendrix and Kurt Cobain.

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GIVENCHY BY RICCARDO TISCI
Release the fire. Red, orange, brown and pink bursts flowed through the Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci SS 17 collection. Nature’s woman.

valentino
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Falling slowly.

VALENTINO
Romantic bliss. From shades of pink to layers of silks, ruffles and lace, Valentino SS 17 continued to dream under the leadership of Pierpaolo Piccioli.

celine

CÉLINE
Draped or oversized, from free-flowing to structured. The Céline SS 17 woman knows her stride.

balenciaga

Nine to five.

BALENCIAGA
Boxy proportions. From large oversized bags to broad shouldered trench coats, Balenciaga’s grand gestures keep rolling through for SS 17.

acne

ACNE STUDIOS
Caftans, patchwork, a mixture of prints and draped knits. Cultural traveller.

off-white

Power players.

OFF-WHITE
 Off-White SS 17 saw pinstripe shirts, branded tees, pops of red and plentiful cool-girl vibes.

balmain

BALMAIN
Earthy tones, soft chiffons and high slits intended to show a softer Balmain woman. Cut out jumpsuits, satin draped dresses and sheer layers. It’s a jungle out there.

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Make your mark.

STELLA MCCARTNEY
No leather, no fur. Stella McCartney SS 17 saw voluminous oversized proportions, balanced by corsetry details and cinched waists.

haider-ackermann

HAIDER ACKERMANN
A variety of metallic tones made way for neon pink, electric yellow and hyper orange.

dior
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I am woman.

 CHRISTIAN DIOR
We should all be feminists. Inspired by the art of fencing, the Christian Dior SS 17 collection was the first under new creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri. Quilted silhouettes, soft tulle and intricate lace.

loewe

LOEWE
Creative director Jonathan Anderson presented an earthy rendition of gathered necks, free-form dresses, balloon sleeves, patchwork and soft leather.

isabel-marant

All that she wants.

ISABEL MARANT
Marant’s take on clothes for the every day. Billowing sleeves, floral prints and high-waisted pants.

carven

CARVEN
The new classic. Bejewelled belts and contemporary floral prints, along with transparent apparel.

chloe
chloe2

Stay with me.

CHLOÉ
Chloé girls do it better. Pleated, layered and floral dresses flowed down the runway. A love affair.

kenzo

KENZO
Party girls. Sequin mini dresses, patent leather and statement earrings. An 80’s update.

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ellery

Tough love.

ELLERY
Dark and romantic with a new era in Ellery silhouettes. For the strong woman.

ellie-saab

ELIE SAAB
Disco girls danced the runway for Elie Saab SS 17. Silk gowns, party dresses, sequins and flares. Night fever.

chanel

Switch on.

CHANEL
Intimate technology. Crystal tweeds, vibrant silk prints and feminine floating dresses took to the runway for Chanel SS 17.

miu-miu

MIU MIU
Glamour girls at the beach. Swim caps, printed bikinis and terry toweling robes. Feels like summer.

louis-vuitton

Light the way.

LOUIS VUITTON
Carefully placed cut-outs, tailored pants and 80s glamour for the Louis Vuitton girl of SS 17.