The legend is gone, but never forgotten.
Paris Fashion Week marked the grand finale of a jam-packed month of fashion preceded by New York, London and Milan.
The Fall 2019 runway show marked the end of an era. Paris Fashion Week/Fall 2019 was full of poetry and emotion. Paris was overflowing with tributes to Chanel’s creative director, Karl Lagerfeld, who died on February 19 aged 86.
Karl’s final collection for Chanel took place in an Alpine ski village complete with a snow-filled runway and skis. It was a snow covered set and an emotional tribute to the iconic designer. The set was epic, but there was certainly an anticipation of sadness in the air.
Just before the models hit the runway, Penelope Cruz, the most recent face of Chanel, took a turn in all-white holding a single white rose in the designer’s memory.
The Chanel collection was a kind of a memoire to Karl who went back to the classic elegant styles that Lagerfeld had loved. Beautiful plush knits in Fair Isle patterns and stripes were used for sweaters, midi-length skirts and cardigans. Later in the show, the neutral palette gave way to bright fuchsias, deep teals and dark orange shades.
Black and white tweeds were the main focus of the collection along with frilled chiffon and silk blouses which added a layer of lightness to the heavy fabrics. Look du jour was my favourite with puffer jackets and vests and high-waisted leather pants for a casual chic look. The evening wear included feathery skirts with metallic embellishments.
There were also lots of hair accessories which gave us a hint that hair accessories aren’t going anywhere for Fall 2019, this time taking shape as a bow clip anchored by a giant camellia.
Alexander Mqueen: suiting in Red roses Gucci: we all wear masks
Prada: Tailored and timeless Valentino: true romantic
Louis vuitton: in the old and now at the Louvre, could set up a pompidou