Many consider Paris the height of fashion, and Paris Fashion Week as the height of fashion month. Paris designers showed their stuff this season with fantastic fabrics fashion into fabulous garments. Let’s take a look at the most popular fabrics from Paris Fashion Week Spring 2018.
Leather is a classic fabric, one that Paris took advantage of this season. Alexander McQueen went with a militant dress in leather, while Christian Dior went with a more race-car driver style. Filles a Papa’s and Redemption both created short-sleeve, leather jacket, the perfect layering piece, and and Balmain’s matching top and mini skirt is ideal for spending a night on the town.
Look fierce with these leathers:
Quilting may look quaint, but high fashion has a way of making quaint look queer. Alexander McQueen’s stunning quilted coat is perfect for early spring, when the winter wind lingers as the sun shine brightly, while Altuzarra’s quilted coat is better for mid-spring evenings. Carven’s cropped coat is great for showing off your spring style, and And Re Walker’s coat can also be worn as the perfect dress. Balenciaga’s plaid quilt coat is the ideal transitional coat, perfect for winter and spring.
Keep cozy in these quilted fabrics:
Rib knit made its way down the runway this season, with some prominent designers dressing models in ensembles made entirely out of this comfy fabric, like Aalto’s fuchsia pants and sweater. Balenciaga and Bernhard Wllhelm created typical rib knit sweaters, while Paul & Joe cropped their sweater for a street style. Courreges attached the top of a rib knit to a simple white dress, creating an intricate ensemble.
Get ribbed with these knits:
Suede is always sophisticated, just like Paris. Akris’ simple suede jacket is perfect for city excursions, while Officine Generale’s is more suited to a country club. Longchamp and Maison Martin Margiela both created brown suede jackets, ideal for spending a week in the countryside. Hermes’ suede shorts are great for watching a tennis match or perusing a farmer’s market.
Shout for suede:
Velvet, the fabric of fall has been refashioned to fit every season! Ellery’s velvet turtleneck in sunshine yellow truly pops, while Undercover’s velvet dress in yellow is more of an evening dress. Valentino’s long velvet dress in fiery red will stand out wherever it goes, while Saint Laurent’s understated black dress is more of a subtle sophistication. Olivier Theyskens’ velvet coat is perfect for chilly spring days.
Feel luxurious in velvet:
What fabric will you be sporting for spring? Let me know in the comments!