From February 27th through March 7th, fashion’s elite flocked to the city of lights to see the biggest names roll out their FW’17 collections at Paris Fashion Week. At recent fashion weeks in New York, London and Milan, designers put politics on the runway but in France, the main focus was on fashion, fashion, and more fashion. Perhaps the political statements were present but just a little too subtle. Regardless, we’ll always have Paris…and very, very pretty clothes. Here’s The Untitled Magazine’s picks for the top collections of the week.
Sarah Burton continued the late Alexander McQueen’s penchant for honoring hillside tradition and folkloric heritage with a collection marked by ribbons, tweeds, & pagan patterning.
Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood
In Paris, Vivienne Westwood let her longtime love, Andreas Kronthaler, take over design duties while she walked the runway. He stayed true to her aesthetic but added in his own spin.
Typical Chanel tweeds and quilting got a futuristic feel when paired with metallics and spacey prints.
A new New Look at Dior where the militaristic models were ready to march off of the runway and into a protest.
Commes Des Garçons
Rei Kawakubo debuted a collection fit for a…museum. This will be the last collection to be added to the upcoming Commes Des Garçons exhibition at the Met this Spring.
Fenty x Puma
Rihanna took us back to school with a Fenty collection fit for gloomy goths, sporty jocks and everyone in between.
We’ll have to wait to see who will be Riccardo Tisci’s successor at Givenchy. In the meantime the interim collection from the in-house studio team was nothing to scoff at.
At Maison Margiela, John Galliano gave a lesson in the art of the reveal with a collection featuring cut-outs.
Rick Owens delivered another master collection of sculptural draping and abstract millinery for FW’17.
For an escape – look to Valentino where Pierpaolo Piccioli showcased expertly crafted dresses in dreamy fabrics and whimsical prints