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11 most interesting shows of the Paris Fashion Week 2017


In Paris, Fashion Week ended – the most interesting of the four biggest weeks of the global fashion industry. At the autumn-winter season 2017-2018, the fashionable audience saw more than eighty shows.

Dries Van Noten

This season the Belgian designer presented his jubilee, hundredth collection. The show traces the echoes of the designer’s past creations: Japanese kimonos from the autumn-winter collection of 2013, English roses of 1994 and a bright print of paisley from 2007. The main colors of the collection are yellow, blue and green. As materials, the designer used fur, silk, and velvet, which added images of solemnity.



This time, the creative director of Balenciaga, Demna Gvasalia, as well as the founder of the fashion house Cristobal Balenciaga, showed attention not only to cut and shape but also to the spaces existing between the clothes and those who wear it. The inspiration for the outfits was the archival materials of the fashion house of the 1950s. For example, the dress-balloon (a dress with a bulky, “inflated” bottom), which in 1951 introduced Balenciaga. In the collection the style is presented in purple, black and white and the color of fuchsia.

Also in fashion come back colored pantyhose – blue, yellow, bright orange, lemon, white and pale green shades.

It is worth paying attention to the coat. Taking as a basis the classical style, the designer transfers the central button of the product to the left shoulder, thereby changing the familiar silhouette and creating a feeling of more bulky shoulders.

Stella McCartney

The show of Stella McCartney revived the Paris Fashion Week – the fashion show ended with fiery dances of models on the podium for a remix for the song “Faith” of the late George Michael. The creation of the collection of the British fashion designer was inspired by the images of Queen Elizabeth II during her stay in the castle Balmoral, synonymous with London’s urban aesthetics and paintings by the artist George Stubbs.

The designer, known as a supporter of vegetarianism and an ardent opponent of natural fur and leather, presented a collection of fake leather and suede, velvet and checkered tweed.


On the podium was also a pleated organza, loose cotton, chiffon with horse prints and lacy embroidered details. Among the interesting styles of the collection can be identified ultra-wide trousers with a high waist, overalls “all in one” and mini dresses with a turtle.

Saint Laurent

This is the second show of Anthony Vaccarrello as creative director of Saint Laurent – and again the collection turned out, to be frank, sexy, memorably. The audience was waiting for more than 100 women’s and men’s outfits. The autumn-winter line can be defined as “gloomy glamor”. The main materials of the collection are leather and latex, which used for making jackets, dresses of bold styles and screaming mini. Also presented a large number of blouses of transparent fabric (they were invented in due time by Yves Saint Laurent) and lace.

Vivienne Westwood

Last year Vivienne Westwood officially handed over her creative work to her husband Andreas Kronthaler. However, the change of brand management in the collection was not seriously affected. On the podium again bold styles, bright colors and non-standard decor.


Favorite period of creative director Valentino Pierpaolo Piccioli is Italian Renaissance. This time he connected this era with the movement “Memphis” of the 1980s.

The collection features exclusively elongated dresses (just below the knees, ankle or floor) and elegant skirts.

The styles of the products are quite traditional, but the color solutions strike the eye: bright miniature flowers arranged according to all the laws of geometry on the black hem of a long skirt, dresses with a print in the form of a victorious gesture “Victoria”, multicolored palms or figures and branches with tender buds on a light dress -the gray silk.

Christian Dior

The outfits created by Maria Grazia Chiuri are designed to reconnect emotions, feelings, and memories. This is the second collection of pret-a-porter fashion designer for Dior. The basis is taken the favorite color of Christian Dior – blue, – as well as black and white. On the podium were presented free jeans, long evening dresses, voluminous sweaters, coats and things for everyday wear from velvet.


British designer Clare Waight Keller presented her latest collection for the French house Chloe. The inspiration for the fashion designer was the animated film “The Yellow Submarine” of the band The Beatles, so in the outfits distinctly traced the style of retro, psychedelic, and referral to the 60th and 90th years of the last century.

On the podium were dresses made of transparent fabric, leather mini-sarafans and even an outfit of red velvet much higher than the knee.

Products are appropriate for everyday walks and parties in clubs, for an important event, it is better to look for something more authentic from another designer.


The past show can be divided into several color groups. The basis of the collection is terracotta. His fashion designer Olivier Rustin uses suede boots, tops, skirts, dresses and even veins of sheepskin. On the second place – black and white stripes “under the zebra”, also presented on the coat, skirts, turtlenecks, and trousers.


Bright prints in the new season are almost not represented. But a lot of things are in the beige palette and different shades of green. Shortened jackets, coats, dresses from flying fabric, skirts on the figure and loose trousers – the collection is great for making an interesting base wardrobe.


The new collection of the fashion house represents all shades of gray. Things, as always, are suitable for everyday wear to ladies of the XXI century. There are no radically new styles (and it cannot be – Karl Lagerfeld has to keep the spirit of Chanel) – all the same tweed shorts and skirts with a jacket, woolen suits, dresses just above the knees, bare only the neck. It is worth noting accessories: woolen bags on a long chain and a bandage on the ears, decorated with a large number of rhinestones.

Saida Safikhanova