Magic was in the air in Paris yesterday, infusing the AW15 collections of the great and the good with a touch of sass, a dash of chic and just a pinch of humour.
Although it took place on Friday, Galliano’s touch at Maison Margiela makes After Nyne’s Saturday cut through the sheer force of his personality shining through. His AW15 pushed MM to the outer limits of their fantasy quota while still providing genuine workable, and wearable touches, such as the suede trench.
This is a partnership we feel is going to run and run, and we’re delighted to see where it takes us.
Next on our radar was Tsumori Chisato, whose effortless sense of fun combined with elegant tailoring to provide lines that were fresh, yet classic. The bold use of print was awe-inspiring. This designer has us truly excited.
Our chic-tooth was well catered for by the sheer elegance of Elie Saab. This is designer who is not afraid to lead from the front in the field of dreamy red-carpet glamour – the impact of his wisdom was felt in colour choices that are current – olive green, teal – alongside black to create a collection that is now, yet timeless.
Perhaps the biggest event of the afternoon was the Westwood show, and Dame Vivienne did not disappointment. Amongst the sheer madness were touches that made our hearts throb. As always with Westwood, if you seek it, you shall find. And when you do it’s magic.
The final show on our roundup is Olympia Le-Tan, whose AW15 was infused the best of SS15 into diaphanous showpieces that felt now, ahead of their time, and new classic all at the same time. A new After Nyne favourite who rounded off our day as it began – magically.
We’re plunging into Sunday’s shows now, and will bring you our next report in due course.
Share your Paris Fashion Week images on After Nyne’s Instagram @after_nyne