When I think of spring, I think of pastels. But many Paris Fashion Week designers, similar to Milan Fashion Week designers, shunned neutral light colors in favor of more daring details and colors, especially focusing on basic black. I actually really liked that concept. Of course all New Yorkers will have a few black pieces in their wardrobe and warmer weather doesn’t mean all of their black pieces are pushed to the back of their closets. Here simple bold black dresses and jackets are front and center (especially for Raf Simmons’ bold debut) and prints are strong and edgy. My take: rock the blazer and wear a print well.
Here are a few favorites from:
The mood signified a new, but restrained “freedom” with familiar, but re-imagined silhouettes (think ball gown tops or modern suits).
Styling consisted of bold eyes embellished with crystals topped off with neat hair and simple, two-toned shoes.
The mood contained a little bit of “purity and precision” while also celebrating “deconstructed classicism” – classic but also subtlely sexy.
Styling consisted of the eternally sexy smokey eye and slightly tousled hair.
The mood was bright and casual and took on inspiration from Elvis in his many forms from young and bright to tropical and fun.
Styling was as carefree as the clothing and the looks were topped off with simple accessories and free flowing hair.