The third day of Paris Fashion Week (see more here) was marked by the departure of Jean Paul Gaultier and many other approaches interesting. Thus, the highlights are the proposals for reusing fabrics and recycling by Maison Margiela and Viktor & Rolf. I loved the idea of inspiring us with recycling ideas to take that clothes out of the closet or that piece of leftover clothes you cut.
The looks are all very inspiring and in addition to recycling ideas, there are also many stories from Mexico, Egypt and even the Himalayas. After all, clothing with history is everything! Check the selection I made and link to the tips and inspirations:
Jean Paul Gaultier: the farewell with 200 looks
The last haute couture show of Jean Paul Gaultier’s 50-year career took place! The event was at the Châtelet theater and presented more than 200 looks with new creations and historical pieces – what closure was this, folks? Many famous and important people on the catwalk: Yasmin Le Bon, Gigi and Bella Hadid, Karlie Kloss, Irina Shayk and even Brazilian Lais Ribeiro.
There was also Dita von Teese, who has paraded several times for Jean Paul Gaultier, and Paris Jackson, the daughter of Michael Jackson. Another point is that during his career, the stylist became known for inclusion. Thus, she has already invited older men, non-standard women model 34 to parade and in 2014 she placed drag queen Conchita Wurst on her catwalk.
The classic stripes of Jean Paul Gaultier’s history could not be missing and marked a good part of the parade! At pieces with optical illusion, the “Clothes hanger” brought the fun touch to the show, after all, a jacket does not always have to be a jacket or a tie can be anything you want… That is, using pieces in another way makes any look more creative.
And there are some super famous looks:
- Corset dress Pin-up to show the woman’s femininity.
- Conical corset worn by Madonna during the Blond Ambition tour for over twenty years.
Maison Margiela: reuse and recycling
Maison Margiela Artisanal is the name given to the fashion show created by John Galliano, inspired by recycling the past and the challenge of creating something creative for the present. The collection promises to be against waste and excessive consumption, which uses materials that already exist and, mainly, already established ideas and with the possibility of reinvention.
Classic pieces used in other ways, such as more stripped coats, apparent seams and “badly placed” buttons are some of the details of the show. But, the highlight is also for the “cheap” fabrics, cut out, turned inside out and combined with very strong colors. Neons in classic pieces are everything. The colors are pea green, yellow, royal blue and red. But the best part is the styling tricks, like putting a jacket over your shoulders, a belt over your jacket and the overlays that make all the difference.
- Is it time to take a coat like that from the closet to wear it with a colored glove?
- And the partnership with Reebok? These sneakers super colors with heels are in almost all looks of the show. Yes, you can combine comfort with high fashion!
- Pay attention to the division for the thumb!
Franck Sorbier: Mexico and Maria Félix, love it!
The inspiration for Franck Sorbier to create this collection is the famous Mexican actress Maria Félix, who has always represented strong, proud and proud women. Each of Sorbier’s drawings is a perfect fusion between Mexican folklore and the favorite wardrobe pieces of the movie star who passed away in 2002.
The dresses with very wide black or colored skirts and the black shawl with fringes and flowers, fill the eyes with the most BEAUTIFUL embroidery of life: flower prints in vibrant colors with red, yellow and blue. In addition, what draws a lot of attention is this very Mexican style with voluminous and colorful skirts and long dresses with Mexican folk motifs! Arriba!
Elie Saab: Mexico again, uhul!
No minimalism around here. The designer Saab uses many prints that seem to tell Mexican stories embroidered on the evening dresses. The inspiration is about the narrative of a woman from Europe who receives a letter to go to Chapultepec Castle in Mexico City, thus intertwining the real past of Europe and Mexico and bringing them together in the present.
Here the shine prevails! Always with a lot of gold to remember the imperial period. The embroidery also appears and makes waves on the fabrics, together with the flowers, pearls and baroque swirls, which appear a lot in the shades of gold, coral and turquoise.
Bouchra Jarrar: tailoring with style
The stylist Jarrar has not participated in haute couture for four years and is back. His proposal is to assemble the ideal wardrobe with only 15 pieces, with a lot of tailoring and t-shirts: a way to be well dressed and sensual using only the basics.
Coats, jackets and blazers are all set to withstand the chill of late afternoon OR, if you want to be very bold and sexy, a tuxedo with NOTHING underneath! Attention to detail: mix of styles (tailoring with college, for example), Berber scarves and the fontana bar in the front and large cuts in the back.
Julie de Libran: versatility and simplicity
In the stylist’s second haute couture collection, the motivation was to bring pieces that express the excellence of women. Thinking about it, the parade has many dresses that can be transformed and a mixture of delicacies with a lot of color.
Many dresses! I love the practicality of the single piece, but here is another versatility that I love: the dresses divided into two parts. Silk, satin and everything that is light is in this collection, although it also has mesh and even taffeta. Gold with sequins, starry diamonds and, of course, a lot of sparkle.
- Simplicity: without sleeves or long sleeves, bare shoulder and rounded volumes.
- I like it a lot: half of the collection is made from recycled fabrics!
Viktor & Rolf: patchwork, patchwork and a lot of elegance
Patchwork was the idea found to combine haute couture with the reuse of materials from Viktor & Rolf. Look how amazing: they used only fabric scraps to make the entire collection. For this, they used all the leftover stock from the company itself and from other suppliers, and thus created a parade of beautiful dolls that show that doing more with less material is the concept.
Dresses made of patchwork, ribbons and collars together with floral prints were part of most compositions and are in most fabrics – I repeat: reused! And of course, everything was combined with a lot of glamor! And the partnership with Melissa? The sandal is used in almost all looks and is also made of recycled material!
- I was excited to join some fabrics that I have here and maybe make a single piece. I found it super inspiring, and you?
Zuhair Murad: shine and beautiful embroidery
Now it’s free to do the Egyptian, haha! The Zuhair Murad collection is all inspired by Ancient Egypt and brought much of the richness of gold with many details worked with many sequins.
Shine, lots of shine and drawings that look like a work of art – made with red, blue and purple sequins and beads. The prevailing colors are gold, black and red – and pantone blue? lol But, I loved the dresses with capes, very Egyptian queen.
- She has many dresses, but overalls and shorts with jackets win my heart.
Valentino: the classic with lots of color
With the desire to show more about the creation process of his works, Valentino brings much of the classic and its references with compositions that highlight the internal structure of some looks through the exposed bodice. To liven up, the volumes and the mixture of colors are highlights in the parade – it makes your eyes shine!
Shapes more adjusted to the body and the mermaid dresses with giant necklines on the back brought sensuality. The huge and ruffled taffeta bows add volume to the tighter models. There is also leather used in an unusual way: in ruffles, bows and even embroidery in midi skirts. Together with transparencies on all sides, it’s very glamorous!
- Very classic earrings, in that broom style, but with giant proportions!
Guo Pei: Himalayas transformed into looks <3
Here the inspiration manages to make me doubly happy: Guo Pei was inspired by the Himalayas, and I see the parade and I don’t know if I want to dress or travel there <3
Very long sleeves and a lot of volume, reminiscent of snowflakes. White, which also makes reference to snow, combined with beautiful prints embroidered with sacred Buddhist motifs.
So, what did you think of that day that marked the history of fashion? Will we recycle and be inspired by these stories? I Love!