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FW2015 Paris Trends

Mar 28, 15 FW2015 Paris Trends

In an interview with Tim Blanks from style.com during the ready-to-wear fashion week in New York the permanent editor in chief of American Vogue Anna Wintour said that the word «trend» for her has become «dirty».
Let us decipher straight away the message, which wanted to convey to us the most influential figure of the gloss world and draw an evident conclusion: the new fashion trend – is the lack of one! In other words, each of us defines himself what is fashionable.
Alas, in the first decade and a half of the XXI century nothing fundamentally new was invented in the world of clothing: designers endlessly replay past eras, bringing us twenty, forty, or a hundred years back. Emphasized feminine silhouettes of Dior’s new look, so popular 5 years ago, were replaced by numerous quotations from the “swing twenties.” An apogee of the fashion craze of the first half of the XX century was the movie adaptation of “The Great Gatsby”, in which ladies with short haircut dance Charleston in straight low-waist dresses, created on the occasion by Miuccia Prada.
As for the seventies, the impression is that they never went out of fashion at all. Rich of various cultural currents they continue to inspire designers, here and there reviving short trapeze dresses, bohemian sundresses à là hippies and futurism elements.
Taking the lead in 2012 of the world flagship of French fashion and Parisian chic – house Dior – Raf Simons had completely confused our minds by merging in his collections several historical periods, not limiting to one century: silhouettes of Marie Antoinette time “get along” with sports T-shirts and overalls of grungy 90s… or wait, is it still the eighties?..
In order not to get lost in the fashion decades, it is worth, perhaps at least for a time, to stop running after an already lost pursuit of the seasonally “trends” and focus on the basics, whose relevance is time-tested and to which one will be able to go back over the time. After all, do not forget that fashion passes, but the style remains.
So let us present you the Parisian catwalk hits of the season fall-winter 2015-2016 (and also upcoming winter seasons of 2020, 2030, 2050).

Fur is a synonym of winter, so there is no nothing more cozy and natural than a girl in a polar fox fur coat with white slopes of Courchevel on a background. In the new season, however, Parisian designers invite us to get rid of stereotypes and to approach the topic with humor: wear a colorful coat from different types of fur, surprise everyone with a fur dress, skirt or… shoes, just stick to fur inserts or try, at last, a faux fur, which, thanks to modern technology, is virtually indistinguishable from natural.

Paris Fall-Winter 2015/2016 Trends. Fur

Oversize is a very Parisian theme: clothes, as if belonging to somebody of bigger dimensions, always appear in French collections from season to season. On the past prêt-à-porter week even refined romantic Italians from «Valentino» showed a mannequin wearing a sweater and a skirt of more than free cut. It turned out to be surprisingly delicate and touching.

Paris Fall-Winter 2015/2016 Trends. Oversize

Skirt covering the knees: not yet a midi, but no more a mini – an intermediate length elongates a body without making you neither a bohemian hippie nor a languid “Madame Bovary’s lady.” Timeless, it is a must in the wardrobe of a woman along with pumps and a black YSL jacket.

Paris Fall-Winter 2015/2016 Trends. Knee length

Sweater dress is one of the very practical and homey comfortable women’s winter items that Parisian couturiers do not get tired to reinvent in different ways. It does not require additional efforts and rightfully belongs to long-term “fashionable investment.” If you want to emphasize the waist, wear a knit dress with a wide belt.

Paris Fall-Winter 2015/2016 Trends. Robe-pull

Asymmetry is appropriate everywhere, be it a bias cut of a skirt, a bare shoulder or an absence of one trouser-leg (the latter is for the real fashionistas). Asymmetry came in vogue a long time ago and was born from the paraphrase in the European manner a compound Asian cut and the Belgian school of couture represented by Dries van Noten and Ann Demeulemeester, who confidently set the tone on Parisian catwalks since decades. It is also a “professional uniform” of creative French intellectuals (not to be confused with the bourgeoisie).

Paris Fall-Winter 2015/2016 Trends. Asymmetry

It was Gabrille Canel who granted a second life to a Scottish plaid in the early last century. Since then a slightly modified tweed tartan along with a ‘little black dress’ and a perfume bottle Chanel N 5 has become a signature of the fashion house created by the legendary Mademoiselle. It does not lose its relevance nowadays , simply because designers didn’t come yet with anything more comfortable for the long winter evenings than a traditional Highlanders skirt, originally tailored from a piece of plaid and successfully migrated to the modern ladies’ wardrobes.

Paris Fall-Winter 2015/2016 Trends. Plaid

Velvet is the noblest of tissues which appeals for touching. Any outfit made out of delicate velvet automatically transforms into a festive one while a corduroy pants suit, perfectly protecting its mistress from the cold, is synonymous with Parisian chic.

Paris Fall-Winter 2015/2016 Trends. Velvet

Should not consider sheer dresses to be reserved exclusively for summer. There is nothing more spectacular than a delicate lace dress under a luxury floor length fur coat. Black-and-white palette will never go out of fashion, as well as the red one that remains the most reliable tool of seduction of such good judges in this matter as Parisians.

Paris Fall-Winter 2015/2016 Trends. Sheer

Slightly shortened, opening the ankle for just a few inches above the classic ones, stovepipe pants. You have probably already seen them a number of times on Inès de La Fressange – the most Parisian of all Parisians, a muse of almost all designers and a face of Chanel for many years. One of the classical basic and a must have for every stylish girl.

Paris Fall-Winter 2015/2016 Trends. Pants

Surprise with originality! Allow yourself from time to time to get out of your common perception and try something unusual and memorable – but under no circumstances deprive yourself of elegance. Try for example the outfits from the latest collection of Manish Arora, in which the designer of Indian origin stirred medieval costumes from the popular “Game of Thrones” series with colorful Bollywood themes. Or consider a no less unexpected mix of European silhouettes of the belle époque from the late XIX century and a Japanese multi-layered cut, shown at the last prêt-à-porter week by Aganovich. While close to couture neo- ethnic looks of a «chola girl» (Native Hispanic), placed in the Victorian era by talented Riccardo Tisci for Givanchy will bring to your look mysticism without changing the register of a refined Parisian chic.

Paris Fall-Winter 2015/2016 Trends. Fun