Fall 2017 Fashion: PARIS

Chanel goes space-age, Gn goes globetrotting, and Akris brings new meaning to the coat

Fall 2017 Fashion season came to a close in Paris this week, here’s a sneak peak at what we saw:

Always a master showman, Karl Lagerfeld’s runway for Chanel transported us straight into the 70’s time machine complete with rocket launch…yes a literal, rocket launch. 

The clothes are explosive too—in a good way, updating that classic Chanel tweed with loads of metallic sparkle, boat neck collars, jeweled headbands, space-aged shimmering metallic boots, gloves, and silver chains.. 
We loved the wide-legged winter white crop cuffed  trousers too.

At Akris, it was simple…Fall is all about the coat (and the bag.) Designer Albert Kriemler showed us many beautiful variations, double-face wools, cashmere trenches, shearling, and taffeta parkas. Some were layered, others were shown as as wearable art, inspired by Vancouver Artist, Rodney Graham’s self-portrait “Coat Puller" prints.

Andrew GN, went globetrotting for inspiration with fabulous tribal prints on rich velvets, satins and jacquards, incredible embroidery, fur and feather trims, and the most fantastic jewel-tones. 

At Guy LaRoche, Creative director Adam Andrascik was inspired by old photographs of the maison’s haute couture collections.

His  80’s-90’s looks included layered chiffons, flowing satins, and asymmetrical hemlines, on lots of bright colors (think fuchsia and bright blue) for Fall.

The sexy ladies have a tailored side too: wide-legged trousers, smart suits, and aviator jackets with faux fur trim. We love it.