The best looks from Paris Fashion Week S / S 2021

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The best looks from Paris Fashion Week S / S 2021

Paris Fashion Week has come to an end, ending this unusual fashion marathon, in which “live” shows were held in harsh conditions of quarantine, and many brands, not wanting to take risks, transferred the fashion show to the world of digital technologies. Has women’s fashion changed over the past six months? And if so, how? The answers to these questions are in the most interesting and memorable collections shown in the French capital.

Givenchy’s spring / summer collection marks the debut of the brand’s new creative director, Matthew Williams. The photos published in Instagram stories were not united by any common theme – according to the designer, when working on the collection, he was more focused on the product and the people who will wear these clothes.

Williams relies on fittings and textures – it is thanks to them that the codes of the fashion house have acquired a new, modern sound.

Long jackets and midi skirts, a mix of sequins and stripes, lace dresses and lingerie-style tops, leopard prints and denim, men’s jackets and fur jackets – Paco Rabanne’s signature glamor, as it turned out, goes well with jeans.

The new collection, created by designer Julien Dossen, is an attempt to combine the chic and style of the flea market, throwing away the bourgeois aesthetics that have swept over French fashion lately, and injecting the style of city streets into it.

Nadezh Vane-Cybulski calmly endured the period of self-isolation, going through old albums and making sketches. The only thing she really lacked (as, indeed, most of us) was tactility. The lack of hugs was the impetus for the creation of the collection, which, according to the designer, is a “fantasy of touch”.

She expressed her tactile hunger in models where nudity and seduction are presented from different sides – both sensual and strict.

Instead of fluffy red carpet dresses, Giambattista Valli presented a collection that included flirty and light pieces in a relaxed Italian style.

The designer transferred floral motifs and Mediterranean greenery to poplin dresses with lace inserts, thin blouses and English shirts. The collection also includes stylish jeans and tweed sets, miniskirts and T-shirts with glittery décor, ruffled dresses and blouses, and sequined shorts.

The restrictions caused by the quarantine were especially painful for young people: no sports, school, summer parties all night long. So Miuccia Prada decided to make a gift to her fans by creating a wardrobe in which she collected everything that they lost due to the pandemic.

Women’s clothing in the collection unites opposites – after all, according to the designer, now are “polar times”: sportswear and “school uniforms”, dresses for parties and prom.

Unisex. Clothes “without gender”. It was this topic that worried Nicolas Ghesquière when working on the new collection of Louis Vuitton. While exploring the line between femininity and masculinity in fashion, the designer decided to create clothes that are neither feminine nor masculine. The experiment resulted in a collection that included baggy pleated chinos and long-sleeved Vote-embellished T-shirts, lapelless suits and oversized long coats.

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