CATWALK Paris S/S 2015


The four cities have spoken – and Paris has the last word. Definitive trends have developed through the season with each city adding their own exciting deviations. From New York’s Sugar Coated and London’s Sugar Rush to the fragile pieces in Come Undone in Milan, the hyper feminine trend ends with a hi-tech twist in Paris, with Sheer Bliss.
Milan took an almost literal Flash Back to the sixties and seventies, similar to Reverse Thrust in Paris. London kept the look grounded in Real Appeal with a normcore angle, and New York went for a soft retro spin with a modern approach in Offbeat Redux.The sporty conversation jumps between, an urban styled Rubber Bullets in New York to hi-low combinations in Milan and London. Paris weighs in with some heavyweight sporty looks that dip into the eighties rave scene.
The hand craft trend has been gaining momentum through each of the fashion capitals. New York hinted at it with pretty fringing in the Sugar Coated trend, London exploded with Tribal Tech, and Milan combined their crafted looks into hippy-styled retro looks in Flash Back. Paris adds its own modern boho look with lots of surface pattern, handworked craft and texture in Tribal Hand.
The dynamic slicing away of fabric into cutouts and the creating of acute diagonal lines have combined with graphic blocks of colour and sharp tailoring in most cities. Paris provides the most compellingly sculpted tailoring in City Limits, while Tech Crunch in New York and Slash/Slash in London push the look forward with technical fabrics.
The Military angle dips in an out of other key trends. In New York it combines with the urban sportswear of Rubber Bullets, while In London’s Real Appeal and Milan’s Straightforward, the tailoring mixes with uniforms. Protest March in Paris provides the strongest case for the military trend with combinations of workwear, uniforms and lots of military detailing.

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