Last March I attended the Paris Fashion Week Fall 2019. It was the second time that I was invited to the PFW. As a French girl living in the USA, it was an amazing moment to enjoy France and meet international designers, editors, and photographers. Sadly, during this Fashion Week, Paris and the Fashion community were mourning the loss of Chanel’s creative director: Karl Lagerfeld. However, it felt great to remember and listen to the tribute made to this exceptional Designer.
Find below my Paris Fashion Week Fall 2019 report as well as my street style PFW fall 2019.
Favorite Show at Paris Fashion Week Fall 2019: Marine Serre
I was super excited to attend the Marine Serre runway. Marine Serre is a new French disruptive luxury designer. She launched her namesake brand in 2017 and won the prestigious LVMH Prize the same year. In 2019 she appeared in the 30 under 30 Forbes list. The label has international celebrity clients (Kendall Jenner, Cate Blanchett, Dua Lipa, and Lorde). In addition, Marine’s brand is sold worldwide at the trendiest concept stores (Barneys, Dover Street Market, Opening Ceremony, H Lorenzo, Matchesfashion, etc.). Source: Forbes. The brand is unique as it combines upcycled clothes with feminine activewear inspiration & modern romanticism.
“Radiation” (name of the Fall 2019 Marine Serre’s show) took place in a post-apocalypse world. Undeniably this 10-minute show was pretty intense and all the outfits were very interesting. Marine Serre mixed her famous moon crescent catsuit with romantic dresses, vintage silks, faux fur panels, etc. Actually, the show reflected the emergence of a new community. Moreover, sustainability is at the heart of the label, and Marine definitely masters the art of using recycled garments for a futuristic aesthetic.
Most 3.0 Runway: Issey Miyake
Issey Miyake runway was held inside a Parisian high-school (Lycee Carnot). The models were walking in separate ways in a triangle formation. It seemed that the Issey Miyake Bao Bao bag (made of triangles) inspired a part of the collection. As always the label provided a playful and wearable collection with new designs and fabrics. In addition, the color palette was reminiscent of a rainbow. For next Fall 2019, Issey Miyake has just launched the “BLINK”: a resin printed fabric which gives a very sculptural touch to the garments.
PFW Fall 2019 Craziest Show: Manish Arora
Manish Arora show was absolutely unbelievable. I had an amazing time discovering its “Mad Max Bohemians” collection. The silhouettes were definitely in contrast with the place which was really exciting. Manish Arora knows how to wake up our senses. My feet were dancing on the music and, my eyes were reading the multiple messages written on the clothes:
- “Finally Normal People”
- “I am the one I have been waiting for”
- “Be Here Now”
- “What If this is all real”
And finally, the show ended with a model wearing an incense burning mask. Absolutely divine.
The Most Parisian: Guy Laroche
I always had a crush on Guy Laroche accessories and its obsession for black and white. This season, the main theme was marble. An inspired topic which refers to the name of the founder Guy Laroche (in French “la roche” means “the rock”, and marble is a rock ;)) and the favorite shades of the Fashion house: Black and White.
Delightful Discovery: Daname
Daname is a new brand and it deeply values luxury craftsmanship. Dana Messika, Daname’s founder, applies hand embroideries originally reserved to evening wear and bridal on its effortless ready-to-wear collection. It definitely gives a modern take on this luxurious and precious ancient craft. The Daname women are sophisticated, feminine, modern, and deeply value the human experience to earlier times.
Minimal and Playful: Nehera
Nehera is a brand from Slovakia and was relaunched in 2014. At Nehera, the priority is comfort followed by exemplary craftsmanship, innovative shape, and minimal elegance. During the show, women from every age were walking the runway. The color palette is minimal and warm. The Fall 2019 collection revisits uniforms and classical pieces by amplifying the volume or length. The show was very subtle, playful and compelling.
Materiel Tbilisi has been on my fashion radar for months. I love wearing my beige blazer with its sculptural button on repeat (see street style picture below). Materiel Tbilisi produces high-quality timeless pieces elevated with an edgy twist. “Fashion House Materia” which is now “Materiel Tbilisi” was founded in 1948 in Georgia. At that time the company was responsible for producing national military uniforms. Since 2012, the brand is a collaborative label using the talents of Georgian designers to create an elevated collection. Although there wasn’t a show this season, I have been able to preview the Fall 2019 collection at a Parisian showroom. I can’t wait for its colorful leather suits, beautiful dresses, and wool buttoned skirt.
#Obssessed Magda Butrym
Magda Butrym is an eponymous luxury ready-to-wear brand founded by Magda Butrym in Warsaw in 2014. The label combines modern fashion designs with the finest fabrics and traditional craftsmanship to create unforgettable fashion pieces. Most items come from various parts of Poland and include meticulous hand-finished details such as pleating, crocheting, and embroidery. Read more about this presentation in this blog post.
Street Style Paris Fashion Week Fall 2019 RTW
Marine Serre Street Style PFW Fall 2019 – Day 1
Marine Serre street style fall 2019: Leggings: Marine Serre a
Street style PFW Fall 2019 – Day 2
Guy Laroche Street style PFW Fall 2019 – Day 3
My outfit for Guy Laroche runway
Day 3: Afternoon Street style PFW Fall 2019
Day 4: Manish Arora Street style PFW Fall 2019
Day 5: Issey Miyake Street style PFW Fall 2019
This look was featured on Getty Images Street Style PFW Fall 2019 Day 5. Outfit details: Coat: red and blue checkered coat by Tara Jarmon / Trousers: beige high-waisted pants by Tara Jarmon / Shoes: Yuul Yie / Bag: Delafon Paris / Umbrella: Isotoner Paris (similar here)
Day 6: Street style PFW Fall 2019
Day 7: Street style Paris Fashion Week Fall 2019
Each x Other show was the right mix between street style, minimal and rock chic silhouettes.
Above my outfit to attend the show. Jacket: beige blazer by Materiel Tbilisi / Trousers: beige high waisted pants by Tara Jarmon / Earrings: Chloe / Socks: Dim Paris / Shoes: Yuul Yie / Bag: GV3 small bag by Givenchy /
Agnes B Street Style Paris Fashion Week Fall 2019 Day 8
My look to attend Agnes B show: the Parisian cool chic label. Agnes B did a show mixing the women and men collections. It was super fun to see the models dancing and walking together!
Chanel Street Style PFW Fall 2019 Day 9
This picture was featured on Getty Images Street Style PFW Fall 2019 Day 9.