Jump for joy all you fashion lovers because, as you know, Paris Fashion week is here! Can you say “feroce” about the collections this year?! For those who need to brush up on their Italian, “feroce” is the word for “fierce” and the runways this past week have been this and so much more!
The seasons might start changing but some trends are staying put. For example, ruffles are sticking around for the fall and winter collections and I don’t know about you, but I sure don’t mind. Clare Waight Keller has shown us tiered ruffles and ruffles that stand out all on their own in the Cloe fall collection. A subtle yet beautiful, lighter hue, color palette was chosen, having us beg for more. Chiffon was the fabric of choice for much of her collection which gives gorgeous flow while walking, and a drape to go mad over. These are characteristics of chiffon that you can see in the photos below.
The first two photos are fabulous dresses displaying neutral colors with bouncy ruffles. Dress one is low cut in a nude/pink color that also displays a printed fabric giving something extra to grab your attention. The second dress gives a pretty, light blue ruffle paired with white lace which makes it a darling chic look. Last but not least the third photo features a daring dark green colored blouse letting the ruffles speak for themselves. It is classy and sexy which are two things every woman craves in a dream closet.
Perhaps, you looking for a chiffon to create your own ruffled look. Mood has the perfect selection for you and I have even put some pictures below to help you get started and give you an idea of what we offer.
On a side note: Puff sleeves are back!! They have made a reappearance and are rolling over into the colder months proving it is never to late to catch on with what’s new or coming back in fashion. Let Mood help guide you to designing a spectacular look of your own with a flared, puffed or bell sleeve. Here are some of my favorite fashion week runway looks with cool sleeves along with fabric suggestions.
If the not so innocent side of fashion sparks your interest, Paris has given us that as well. Leather skirts, short hems and high slits are also strutting down the runway this week. Anthony Vaccarello’s collection has a complete “bad girl” vibe that is simply amazing. As one of my favorite collections, he clearly nailed “aw” factor and has given it a downright sex appeal. Here are a couple pictures of my favorites:
It is not quiet distinguishable whether he has used a real leather or pleather for many of his looks and has proven you can use these fabrics in numerous ways. Mood is here for you with these fabric choices, whether you are comfortable using real hides or would like to take the alternate approach, we can help you get inspired for your next look. Below are some swatch pictures:
Don’t forget about the more winter focused designs to get you ahead of the game! Furs or Faux furs are a must during this time of the year. J. Mendel, a designer of fabric we carry here at Mood, has a stunning fall/winter collection at fashion week this year. The way he has used fur is completely flawless and has executed the look of luxury. Here are some of the looks from his runway show.
If wearing real fur isn’t your forte, that is okay! Mood has you covered in either direction you choose. Here are some suggestions of what we offer:
Men don’t think we have forgotten about you! Paris fashion week for men was completely awesome and personally some of my favorite looks waltzed down the menswear runways. Dolce and Gabbana have made a lasting impression once again with the classy and expensive James Bond vibes they were tossing out in this years collection. These looks are sure to have your significant other do a double take. Below are pictures of some of my favorite looks and I highly recommend to check out all the looks if you missed the show, you will not be disappointed.
Here are fabric suggestions from Mood to get you started on your menswear:
Looking toward Spring/Summer 2017 men’s fashion is nothing short of a blast from the past! As a 90’s baby myself, having the 90’s making an appearance in fashion again is extremely exciting. For example the streetwear shown to the left by MSGM, is minimal and comfortable taking us to the MTV days when it was all music videos. The 90’s may not be the only decade coming back the 70’s might sneak up on you as well. Start getting comfortable in showing off those killer legs boys because short shorts might just be making a reappearance, as shown in the photo to the right by Fendi.
As far as color and print goes there is going to be a lot of mixed messages and matches. You will want to make sure that you add yellow to your wardrobe because it will definitely be “in”. Don’t forget about checks because they will also be making there way to the shelves and should also be in your closet. Here are a few examples from the runways.
(Designers top to bottom: Hermes, Givenchy, Alexander McQueen, Facetasm)
Stock up with fabrics for this Fall/Winter or even next Spring/Summer and let your inner designer shine. It doesn’t always have to be about making apparel, fabric can be used in so many craft and art forms. For all you men and women, let the pictures I have shown you from this year’s Paris Fashion Week draw inspiration and open your mind to the wonderful world of fashion and fabrics.
Be bold. Be inspired. Be you.