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Parisian days and nights – highlights from Paris Fashion Week SS 21

A closing week like no other. From the incredible set builds, to the eveningwear as armor, the youthful spirited collections and so much more. The world tuned in and fell in love. We round up the best of Paris Fashion Week SS 21. We’ll always have Paris.

 

Acne Studios

Gatherings for a spiritual moonrise. New age worship in the form of metallic and iridescent textures, soft slinky signature silhouettes, summer-centric socks and sandals, oversized bags, net overlays, statement earrings, thirst quenching pops of colour and the dreamiest styling. One of each please.

 

 

Rick Owens

The Rick Owens army reigns strong. Dystopian armor forms thigh high platform boots, exaggerated shoulders, leather cut offs, sheer overlays, slinky knitwear, shape-shifting vests and a mask for every look. Fierce and of the times.

 

 

Chloé

Back to work outfits, summer edition. Light breezy layering with loud printed t-shirts, signature Chloé contrasting prints, woven and chunky belts for cinched waists, leather sandals and a smattering of jewellery that says you’ve just come home from a tropical holiday.

 

 

Christian Dior

A relaxed, light and easy-going Dior silhouette for SS 21. It was a sea of Mediterranean prints, free-flow breezy gowns, slouchy trousers, tunics and robes and ponchos, sweet knitted two-piece sets and hourglass shapes. Comfort luxury.

 

 

Ellery

For SS 21 Kym Ellery handed over 150 left-over pieces from past collections to Dutch designer Duran Lantink. A creative salvager, Lantink re-purposed and reengineered new garments from old – all the while keeping the Ellery signature aesthetic. Frill detailing, hourglass blazers, billowing sleeves, pleated drapery, oversized shirting, leather accents, sensual skin and precious disco sequin sparkle.

 

 

Givenchy

Techno club goers and business party hoppers for Matthew M. Williams first collection for Givenchy SS 21. A new sleek, sharp edge from the new Creative Director saw strong tailoring, powerful lines and shapes, sheer mesh, sensual skin, statement bags, crystal embellishments and signature chain detailing. The new street / formal / luxury wear hybrid.

 

 

Paco Rabanne

SS 21 Paco warriors covered in head-to-toe signature chain mail. The armor of choice. Lace detailing, sequins, leopard print, metallic accents, denim and embellishment to take you into to the night.

 

 

Altuzarra

Platform espadrilles and oversized woven bags in hand ready for the Mediterranean. These are the clothes you want to holiday in. Slinky knitwear, free flowing skirts, lightweight suiting, soft leathers, caped dresses, sunshine bursts of colour, along with artful layering and embellishments.

 

 

Hermès

Sophisticated and sleek. Minimal lines, block colouring, light leathers, sensual skin, a-line skirts, cropped vests, summer shorts and smooth tailoring for Hermès SS 21.

 

 

Loewe

Honoring craft and fashion. Presented as a Show on the Wall, Jonathan Anderson celebrated voluminous balloon sleeves and skirts, dramatic silhouettes, sequin embellishment, knot detail, protruding flaps and many curves. Theatrical and sculptural.

 

 

Balenciaga

A timeless, sustainable approach to wearable, unisex fashion. WFH attire mixed with evening wear showcased a faux-shearling bathrobe, hotel slippers with a metallic sliver slip dress, oversized coats, tracksuit sets, deconstructed denim, check shirting, motorcycle pants, basketball net chains, patchworks and cocktail gowns.

 

 

Louis Vuitton

A well-tailored yet relaxed SS 21 collection by Nicolas Ghesquière presented in an interactive digital format. Baggy chino trousers and skater tees, mini dresses and chunky sneakers, long fluid overcoats, artful layering, thick belts for cinched waists, graphic deconstructed prints, cropped shirting and sleek suiting. Effortlessly cool.

 

 

Miu Miu

Playful, youthful spirit. Lila Moss (daughter of Kate) opened the show which saw the perfect teen girl dream collection for SS 21. Micro mini skirts, low-riding track pants, sleek sport jackets, halter-neck tops, embellished dresses, check skirts, fitted knit shirts and kitten heels ready for the disco and school yard (more so a movie than IRL).

 

 

The Row

For everything we dream of wearing every day. A neutral muted palette of minimal, relaxed and oversized silhouettes show impeccable tailoring, dreamy fabrications and new cuts for timeless investment pieces that are a true delight. An exhale of relief.

 

 

Chanel

Forever the most coveted show that signals the ending of PFW. Inspired by actresses, their photocall and red carpet glamour, the Grand Palais spelled giant Chanel letters on the runway for SS 21, reminiscent of the iconic Hollywood sign. 80s styling saw signature tweed suits, fluorescent colours, fluid dresses, printed tees, Bermuda shorts, embroidery and sequins.

 

 

Following fashion month? See our highlights from Milan, London and New York Fashion Week SS 21.

 

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Image credits: @acnestudios and @acnestudios; @rickowensonline and @rickowensonline; @chloe, @chloe, @chloe and @chloe; courtesy Christian Dior; Photography by Marie De Teneuille, Art by kitty Callaghan; courtesy Givenchy; @pacorabanne; @altuzarra and @altuzarra; Photography by Filippo Fior; courtesy Loewe; courtesy Balenciaga; courtesy Louis Vuitton; courtesy Miu Miu; courtesy Chanel.