Bonjour from Paris! We're in the home stretch of fashion month with many of the best and biggest shows yet to come. Read on for the looks we loved from the runways on day one and click here for even more reviews from the season.
On a personal level, I loved every single thing in this Olivier Theyskens collection — perhaps because of the subtle early-'90s references or the practical, wearable, day-to-night functionality of most of the looks. This in particular is something I would 1,000 percent wear.
I already plan on re-creating this exact outfit. Still looking for the perfect plaid blazer and this model's bone structure.
The theme of designer Kunihiko Morinaga's fall 217 collection was "roll," inspired by the notion of fabric made as a roll. The show began with two models wearing sculpture-like dresses (done in collaboration with artist Kohei Nawa) and standing upon rotating platforms camouflaged within a strange heap of purple-grey ash. As they rotated, it was clear they were more of an artistic centerpiece than part of the actual collection, as models walked around them in (slightly) more wearable looks that built upon this "roll" theme. My favorite was this denim look, one result of a challenge the designer put on himself to sculpt one roll of denim into a full piece.
Simon Porte Jacquemus was inspired by the idea of a Parisian woman in love with a gypsy. And as usual, there were several great iterations of his signature — quirky manipulation of classic shapes, like this eccentric-yet-wearable black pantsuit.
There are a lot of brands trying to do remixed shirting right now, but few if any make it look as effortless and chic as Jacquemus.
Anthony Vaccarello gave us a lot to look at this season with a generally loud collection, but there were a few quieter looks, like this cocktail dress, that really made an impact (and will most likely make it to the sales floor).
This ensemble followed a selection of men's looks and barely differed from them — perhaps Vaccarrello was trying to say something there.
If I could go back in time six years, magically have a trust fund and decide to become a party girl instead of getting a job, I would totally wear this dress out.