Anthony Vaccarello's show for Saint Laurent featured the ubiquitous Le Smoking suits which were modelled by Noami Campbell and Stella Tennant, with Kate Moss in the audience watching on. There were micro shorts, a lot of sequins, embellishment, Russian influence and of course black.
After jungles in Milan Dior brought us a forest in Paris. A key inspiration to the collection was Catherine Dior, Christian Dior's sister and the inspiration behind "Miss Dior", who became a gardener and botanist after World War II. There were many dresses in lace, silk and tulle which were embellished with crystals, printed, and embroidered.
Virgil Abloh was absent from his show on his doctors orders. In his show notes he stated: “The fundamental concept is to illustrate a woman’s power. To show that her spirit is indestructible by natural forces. She can withstand a ‘meteor shower’ both metaphorically and physically speaking.” The collection included parachute dresses, a lot of holes including in handbags, leather and a splash of hot pink when both Gigi and Bella Hadid walked the runway.
She's the Queen of Boho Chic and this collection showed she still has the magic. Think Brazil, vacations and festivals with super short denim shorts, mini dresses, slouchy boots, lace and embellishments.
Olivier Rousteing sent his Balmain Army down the runway with a heavy dose of sequins, embellishments and glamour taking inspiration from the '90's and '00's. There was monochrome, stripes, circles, pleating and draping. Balmain has also collaborated with Kylie Jenner on a make-up collection which launched as the Balmain Army walked the runway. Balmain = Glamour.
Pierpaolo Piccioli sent 12 versions of a white shirt out to start the show, followed by pops of colour, impeccably cut dresses which were embellished and embroidered. Leather also featured with some jackets embellished with crystals.
Clare Waight Keller's collection for Givenchy was titled: “NY Paris 1993.” Clare referred to when she started working at Calvin Klein and was traveling between New York and Paris. We loved the leather pieces and denim sent down the runway.
Sarah Barton's collection for Alexander McQueen was exquisite and probably our favourite Spring show> In her show notes Sarah said; “I love the idea of people having the time to make things together, the time to meet and talk together, the time to reconnect to the world.” The collection included beautifully cut tailoring, dresses made with lace, organza, tulle which were embellished and embroidered and with many handkerchief hemlines. A truly beautiful and dreamy collection.
It was Virginie Viard's first RTW show since the passing of Karl Lagerfeld, seton the zinc lined rooftops of the Rue Cambon in Paris. Her take on the ubiquitous tweed went in a younger direction with playsuits, shorts, metallics and sequins. There were still more classical styles with longer hemlines and evening dresses with ruffles. The finale of the show was crashed by a comedian joining the runway but Gigi Hadid acted as Chanel's bouncer and soon evicted the unwelcome guest.
Nicolas Ghesquière’s Louis Vuitton show closes the Spring 2020 shows that mark the start of a new decade of fashion. His inspiration for the collection was Belle Époque era in Paris, which is around the time that the house of Louis Vuitton began. There were puff sleeves, super short tiered aline mini skirts, leather and '60's and '70's prints.