ICYMI: Some of The Most Notable Moments of PFW So Far
Trés cool et chic
This Years Paris Fashion Week has had some of the most memorable looks, on and off the runway. PFW ends on the 5th of October, with Louis Vuitton and Miu Miu being some of our favorites to look out for.
On Thursday night, Virgil Abloh presented an incredibly clean and well-executed Spring 2017 Off-White collection. The concept of the collection is based on his perspective and vision of the modern “business woman”, having the particular business attire include that Off-White signature touch. The pieces are a reflection of the times that we’re living in that clearly have a larger audience and an even deeper emphasis on Fashion and Style. There were elements of streetwear, of course, pinstripe shirting, sharp blazers, track pants, and denim.
A very notable moment comes from when Frank Ocean’s song “Solo”, off the beautiful album Blonde, started playing for the show’s finale. But wait! There’s more. . . Mr. Incognito himself was sitting front row alongside Kanye West, Kim Kardashian West, and Kris Jenner.
No one really seemed to notice Frank’s presence, as he wasn’t bombarded and was very cool, calm, and collected throughout the show. Hey, Frank 👋
The botanical collection, as described by Tisci, says that it is “about nature and the moon – there is a lot of change in the set; the music, the style and the prints. It’s about nature made out of geometry – a spiritual way of looking at nature on another planet,” explained the designer. This refers to the inspiration of stones, minerals, organic cuts and prints of the moon being the look for this season.
He made a brief comment on how fashion and this particular deign is powerful and gives strength to women by relating the collection to a sense of spiritualism intertwined with nature. “It’s a new way to see the spiritual related to nature – on another planet,” said Tisci. “I wanted to go back to body conscious sensuality (at a time) when women are fighting for power, not only in America, but in the rest of the world.”
The show was fun, feminine, and chic, as was expected, but always special. The vibe in the show gave the audience a playful, high energy that was definitely memorable. “The show is about the spirit of love and hope and being in the moment,” the designer said. “With the world we are living in today, it is a reaction to that and a celebration of the experience of life.” Another common theme of love and unity, the collection ended with the models dancing down the runway, shining bright, really giving us a feel of the theme.
There was a clear statement for feminism and one against animal cruelty with the prints including ‘Thanks Girls’ and ‘No Leather.’ Both are great messages, that capture and incorporate McCartney’s identity and views.
Chanel was this morning, October 4 and was very trés futiristic show. The Grand Palais was trasnformed into some sort of data storage center with giant computer processors that formed the aisles through the space. Karl is known to have his muses that typically open his shows, such as Kendall Jenner, but in this case there was a literal unknown model opening the show, as they were disguised as a robot.
Usher sat besides Lily-Rose Depp, who was two seats down from Courtney Love and Frances Bean Cobain.
Chanel’s collection seems to incorporate a mixture of the 80’s, the future, and street wear sophistication.
Be updated on the last PFW shows here on Hubwav, with Kenzo having their shows today October 4, at 7:30 & 8:30 PM. (10:30 & 11:30 AM PST)
Photograph Via Vogue