All good things must come to an end and although I’m not really done writing about the fashion month, this is the last summarizing article of a city! You can find the previous ones here. Paris fashion week was everything you expected it to be. It was innovative, bold, dramatic and captivating. Perhaps it was even more focus than usual on everyday fashion, with many of the designers presenting a fairly wearable fashion! Here’s a summary of PFW February 2020:
Highlights from PFW February 2020
Loewe Fall 2020
If you’re in need of some Art deco fashion, Loewe fall 2020 is the collection you should turn to and to this dress specifically. It’s such a great combination of innovation, with a unique style of dress and pattern. Loewe at first sight (see what I did there? 😉 ). The rest of the collection? Well it’s pretty interesting as it centers many looks to a more spacious style, with wide sleeves and dresses. There are some sporty influences, but the majority is about a renewed 1940s fashion such as this look or this look. See the full collection here.
Isabel Marant Fall 2020
Isabel Marant is always interesting with a high level of wearability. For fall 2020 the french designer presented a style that can be described as a bohemian 1980s fashion. A lot of oversized clothing pieces with an emphasis on the shoulder pads, that was combined with a somewhat folklore fashion. The combination might sound awkward, but several looks from this collection are quite perfected. Or how about this sophisticated grey dress, this white coat or this coat and boots combo? Love love love! See the full collection here.
Valentino Fall 2020
I was really happy about Valentino’s last collection and this one might not be equally good, but there are some looks that are too genius to ignore. Valentino’s strength lies within the evening gowns and this collection was no exception. This semi-transparent embellished dress is an example of that. The concentrated sequins by the decolletage balances the fragile fabric of the hemlines. This brown dress is such a great interpretation of a 1970s’ style with the transparent look. I’m also a big fan of the leather gloves, they are what completes this look as well as this one. I’d love to own a leather skirt like this, it would be my best fall item without a doubt. See the full collection here.
Trends From PFW February 2020
Shades of Green
I feel like the different weeks have presented different “main colors” for fall. Not sure if it’s completely true, but the color of Paris was definitely green and more specifically, Kelly green. There were other shades of green too, but this peppy color dominated. It has quite the retro 1960s’ vibe to it, which is a decade we’ll see more of this fall. It was done as dresses, coats, tops, sweaters and skirts. In other words: it’s more or less everywhere! Lutz Huelle, Miu Miu, Lacoste, Issey Miyake, Christian Dior, Loewe and Hermès were some designers that went for the green life.
Okey folks, remember when patent leather was really popular 2-3 years ago? Well, hope you still have your clothes and accessories from that time, because the glossy style of leather is making a big comeback. It was undoubtedly a major feature at PFW, accompanied by regular leather pants, high leather boots, leather skirts and leather jackets. Saint Laurent was definitely leading the way with the patent leather leggings. Alexander McQueen, Haider Ackermann, Balmain, Louis Vuitton and Balenciaga all embraced leather in one way or another.
Faux Fur Style
Speaking about old trends, I hope you haven’t forgotten about the faux fur jackets either because they’re still trendy this fall. Faux fur jackets as in oversized and voluminous, but also teddy coats and jackets with some faux fur details, such as collars, cuffs and hemlines. Stella McCartney, Isabel Marant, Rochas, Saint Laurent, Rokh, Miu Miu, Giambattista Valli, Sacai and Givenchy were some designers that presented the faux fur style.
Thoughts on PFW February 2020
Although I’m more than happy with PFW February 2020, what was interesting this season was the lack of glam and luxury. PFW usually has a really exclusive, high fashion, vibe to it but this February/March week felt quite approachable and attainable. I mean, of course there were still a lot of glam looks that you only can dream of wearing, such as Elie Saab and Balmain, but brands that usually embody exclusivity felt pretty…normal? Valentino and Giambattista Valli are two examples of brands that normally design more exaggerated, over-the-top collections, but they felt pretty casual this year. With that said though, many of the designers still did such a brilliant job. The typical fall fashion of leather, faux fur and fall colors was of course highly present, but done in new and innovative ways. Some pushed for a more spacious fashion, others used patent leather, many designers mixed more soft materials with hard materials such as leather and denim. I’d say that this fall (I’ll do a proper trend report next week), is all about leather, the color brown and 3D textures (teddy material, fringe, ruffles etc). All of these three elements should preferably be layered and mixed in one single outfit and that, that is a wearable maximalism fashion I say yes to, all days of the week!
Folks! What are your thoughts on PFW February 2020? Let’s chat in the comments below! Have a lovely weekend! Xx