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Carlin Group : Paris Fashion week SS16

Oct 12, 2015

After 4 intense weeks of fashion-shows, the Paris catwalks have finished the spring-summer 16 presentations by a memorial day  with the shows of Louis Vuitton and Miu Miu, that literally electrified the public with their virtuous concertinaing, making up the portrait of tomorrow’s fanciful heroine. All this was worth resisting till the end of the marathon:

LOUIS VUITTON Photo Alessandro Garofalo


PRADA Photo Monica Feudi Vogue Runway

In times of digital, with the profusion of cut/paste images, the fabulous past/future juxtapositions imagined by Nicolas Ghesquière or Miuccia Prada put the actual creative processes into the spotlight and show a totally new vision of the silhouette.

Couture !

It’s delicious to see what happens when both London and Paris show their interpretations of the 80’s influences. There where the first one favoured the playful experiments, in Paris… they go for chic! In fact this legendary decade corresponds to the golden age of Parisian haute couture and the designers of today show a more or less literal inspiration of it.

ALEXIS MABILLE Photo Marcus Tondo Vogue

LANVIN Photo Marcus Tondo Vogue Runway

NINA RICCI Photo Yannis Vlamos Vogue Runway

Shiny surfaces, satiny, so couture volumes, glamour and that special something! Alexis Mabille, bridgehead of this contemporary neo-couture, is like a fish in the water, while Guillaume Henry for Nina Ricci surprises with his assertive interpretation, that rocks the established house codes!

The come-back of the mermaid

She doesn’t walk, she rolls, and she slides on the catwalk, in between the Manta ray and the jellyfish. The body motion is accentuated by kilometers of ruffles, done in fabrics that are silky and swaying.

BALENCIAGA Photo Monica Feudi Vogue Runway


BALMAIN Photo Monica Feudi Vogue Runway

CHLOE Photo Kim WestonArnold Vogue Runway

After having played the Latin heroines, in red/black and white in New York, the frill confirms it’s importance of the spring-summer 16 season and bravely announces not to be afraid of profusion and multiplication. In short, we will see frills everywhere!


So it seems, she displays a tonic silhouette, a dynamic walk, a color palette that is fresh and graphic, based upon white. The lines are clean and precise, subtly expressing the retro-sport and contemporary design references.

CARVEN Photo Monica Feudi Vogue Runway

CHANEL Photo Yannis Vlamos Vogue Runway

KENZO Photo Yannis Vlamos Vogue Runway

But at a closer look, beyond the sporty air, this girl is a real Fashionista. Revealed! Because there it is, one of the major trends of the season, that besides the shapes also shows an interesting fabric story.

The indispensable must-have

« And the winner is… »

COURREGES Photo Monica Feudi Vogue Runway

LOEWE Photo Marcus Tondo Vogue Runway

PAUL & JOE Photo Yannis Vlamos Vogue Runway

The comeback of the silver leather pants! But in a wide-leg version or boyish.
There you have the ultimate statement item that transforms whoever into an it-girl. Yes, it’s a little sweating, but you can’t have it all!

Thomas Zylberman Women’s RTW Stylist, Carlin Group
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