To continue from my previous post (sorry for the delay!), fashion week in London and Milan followed in the same direction as in NYC. Highlights were also modern suiting, lots of color and an optimistic vibe. I particularly loved the collections by Roland Mouret and Victoria Beckham in London, and Drome and Seventy in Milan. As hoped, Paris Fashion Week followed suit as a grand finale to an upbeat season for SS20 with sophistication and excitement the way only Paris can bring. 🙂 Read on for more!
Standout trends that emerged from the Paris shows for Spring/Summer 2020 were the abundance of bold florals as well as multi-color prints, glimmering gold, delicate lace patterns and shorts suits. Some of my fave collections were from: Altuzarra (a foundation of classics), Andrew Gn (see below), Balmain (inspired by the early ’80’s and late ’90’s , especially loved the vivid colors), Givenchy, and Magda Butrym. In particular, I was obsessed with the collections from Celine and Saint Laurent. Celine for SS20 channeled the ’70’s for looks that were casual yet quintessentially [Parisian] chic. Saint Laurent always makes it to the top of my fave collections. Their ‘Le Smoking’ Tuxedo look is one that I will always love!
I have attended the Andrew Gn show for the past few years. Each show, I am amazed by the beauty, exquisite detail and fine tailoring of his clothes. And this season did not disappoint! The collection was inspired by Madame de Pompadour: a member of the French court, friend and advisor of Louis XV from 1745-1764. She was an Influencer of her time, and Andrew Gn envisioned her modern persona and style for his SS20 collection.
Below are some of my favorite looks from the show.
Head over to my Instagram Highlights for PFW #SS20 for more on the shows I attended.
- Jacket- Maje, Top- Cami NYC, Skirt- Sezane, Boots- Schutz, Bag- Saint Laurent
- Jacket- Halogen for Nordstrom, Top- Rebecca Taylor, Jeans- Agolde, Belt- Gucci, Shoes- Jimmy Choo
Aside from the shows, I also attended Premiere Classe. A fashion/accessory trade show held at the Jardin Des Tuileries, it is an inspiring venue to discover new brands/designers. A highlight of the visit was a meeting with designer, Sarah Benmansour, of Smokey and getting a preview of their collection for Spring ’20. Tuxedo inspired ready-to-wear, it was love at first sight!
With every trip to Paris, I can never miss a visit to Le Bon Marche, my retail destination happy place. 🙂 Fashion week coincided with the month-long So Punk exposition at Le Bon Marche. The theme generated a series of events, pop-up boutiques and installations related to Punk Rock in fashion and music. Nostalgic, edgy and entertaining, I loved it! One of the pop-ups was my fave Parisian accessory brand, La Mome Bijou. I’ll be sharing some of my top picks from the brand in a gift guide for the holidays, so stay tuned here on the blog and on my instagram feed. They ship to the US!
Well, that’s it for now as I need to get started on holiday gift guides as well as share some amazing beauty products that I have recently tried. Also, there is an amazing Sephora sale that is going on now. Will be posting on my top Sephora picks in the next day as the sale ends on the 11th!
See you back here soon!!
Photo Credit: Top Photo- Lydia Hudgens , All other photos were taken on my phone camera.