Posts tagged #paris fashion week

AMIRI FW18 PARIS

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The Amiri Fall/Winter'18 Show was hosted at the impressive Les Beaux-Arts de Paris. It was in the main hall and the floors were covered with aged Persian tapestries and framed with pink neon lights. The stage was covered in antique candelabra with hundreds of candles. It made for the most romantic but sinister setting. The band started playing and the show started. 

The first look set the tone for the rest of the collection... gold blasted ripped jeans, red and black striped tee with a waistcoat and long textured black coat, worn with faded gold ankle boots and layered chains. It is street wear, but luxe.

There were red velvet suits, metallic silver scrunched boots, check shirts and coats, embellished and distressed denim and lots of cool hardware details on the shoes. 

The ladies and mens collection featured oversized denim jackets and hoodies paired with super skinny denims. 

My favourite look of the day was the red drummer boy jacket with black and gold lurex ribbing, worn with a white tee, grey paint splattered denims and silver metallic sneakers.

-post written by Vasti

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Posted on February 27, 2018 and filed under blog.

Stood up at Pascal Millet!

Location: Paris Fashion Week AW16

Hey if you're like me then you were pretty excited to have a ticket to see the Pascal Millet show. Unfortunately receiving that ticket was a disappointment awaiting. Absolutely no one got into the show who had a standing ticket. Why have a standing invitation anyway if you aren't going to let anyone in. Maybe its the snobbery of fashion today. I wish I had that if I ain't front row I don't go mentality, but I still have faith in this industry. I still have faith that when I receive an invitation to go somewhere, that invitation hold up its end of the bargain. Not complaining though, I had more fun outside. Thanks to snapchat's cool Street Style tags I enjoyed myself. I went street style crazy! Check out the outside view of the Pascal Millet show ;)

Posted on March 15, 2016 and filed under paris.

London ShowRooms Paris AW16

Back again for another ThenandNowShop Javone Armada collaboration! During Paris Fashion Week the streets fill with creatives and fashion professionals.Every time the Brits come to Paris you’re sure to get the most revolutionary and fun designs. The AW16 season brings back 90’s punk. Designers like Ashley Williams deliver a rebellious yet harmonious collection. She showed me a glowing red turtleneck with checkered flag print across the chest. The sweater finishes in cable knit braiding from the chest down. I was moved by this piece especially by the fact it had matching pants! :) Using screen printed Tazers and beaming bright neons, Ashely Williams silhouette shapes the direction for Topshop’s NEWGEN. 

Mimi Wade of Fashion East is another highlight designer. She takes it back to prom with shoulder strings dresses reading “Devil Girl From Mars.” The 24 year old Central Saint Martins graduate speaks to the mean girls who love being mean. The Fashion East designer Richard Malone bathed retro like stripes in daytime brights. Channeling the likes of Royal Tenenbaums. 

AW16 season is one to take us back to the future. We see new cultures establishing from many ways and the London Show Rooms is where it all starts!

Big Shoutout and thanks to my videographer Michael Jones.  

 

 

The Louis Vuitton Playhouse

In a city filled with history, the 1year old Foundation Louis Vuitton is the newest monument of Paris .

Your breath is instantly taken away the second you rest your eyes upon this architectural masterpiece. Designed by American architect Frank Gehry, the building was built to resemble a large ship. He quotes that he sought to “design a magnificent vessel symbolizing the cultural calling of France.” 

The building itself is a visual experience. Natural light beams through the glass roofing and the wood pillars bend freely leaving you with only one question “how the hell did they do this?”   

What makes this museum unique is the freedom to roam about. This place made me realize I’ve always had a fear of going out the wrong door in museums thus setting off an alarm. Not here though, every door is an exit/ entrance. After viewing an exhibition you can walk outside onto the terrace to indulge in views of west Paris or daze in awe as you’re taken on a never ending architectural journey. 

I had a bite at the Le Frank restaurant, which offers french cuisine and glowing fish above above your head. Two words, Artistic Ambiance. There is beauty everywhere. Not a single dull moment inside or outside this building.

The bookstore is a treat as well! I would of bought a Louis Vuitton pencil but I didn’t want to make my classmates jealous when I returned to class Monday haha!

Before my visit to FLV, I only saw museums as preservations of physical culture, never as luxury. Indeed FLV is a luxury museum. I recommend all to experience when in Paris.

-Javoné Armada


London Showrooms Paris SS16

While in Paris during Fashion Week it was a must I visit the London Showrooms. The London Showrooms do an amazing job promoting the up and coming. The key word that always comes to mind is “innovation”. I knew I was in store for a treat. Though it’s very clear to see who the top designers are today, the London Showrooms give you a glimpse of who could possibly be the next hard hitting designer. Here are my top 3.

1. Faustian Steinmetz

Designer brands  Faustian Steinmetz who use the hands on approach by hand dying and weaving their own fabrics are clearly on the road to the top. Here’s my favourite piece from their SS16 line. instagram: @faustinesteinmetz      

website: www.faustinesteinmetz.com

2. Nico Panda

Another brand that caught my eye was NicoPanda. This was a collection with a romantic edge using mostly a pastel colour palette. It was where streetwear met the full time ballerina. Many of the pieces had ballerina-like ribbon hanging from the back of the jackets, back packs and shirts. This collection was so beautiful! instagram: @nicopanda designer's personal instagram: @nicolaformichetti

website: www.nicopanda.com

3. Maharishi

My final fav was definitely the Maharishi collection. This was initially a menswear brand that added a womens line to compliment their more feminine aspect. The brand is military inspired and takes actual military fabrics from all over the world and recycles them into the collection. They call it “up-cycling” which is the perfect term. Gotta love innovation! instagram: @maharishi website: www.maharishistore.com

 

Those were my top 3 but of course there are many more extremely talented emerging designers. For more info on London Showroom designers head to Londonshowrooms.co.uk

 

Posted on October 21, 2015 and filed under blog, paris.