Paris Fashion Week: from stars to new trends.

The wonderful Parisian fashion week is also coming to an end (Tuesday 28 September-Wednesday 6 October). Even if the spotlight will soon go out on what is called the capital of fashion, there is still great excitement around the catwalks and the most exclusive parties do not seem to want to end.

Everyone seems to have left behind the fashion shows seen only through a screen: finally we have returned to attend the shows in person so, while the big brands were intent on organizing the glamorous events, the stars and influencers were busy choosing the best dress to show off.

Chiara Ferragni, for example, showed up in the Ville Lumière wearing a black chiffon top from the French maison Schiaparelli. A not negligible detail is certainly the complete transparency of the shirt which has only a pair of yellow gold nipple covers. The photo published by the Italian digital entrepreneur on Instagram sparked thousands of reactions in a short time and stole the show from international top models.

Chiara Ferragni

Alt, perhaps with this sentence we have exaggerated.

Difficult to steal the show from Beyoncé who with her voice opened the Balmain show, which lasted for two days, in the name of fashion and music. The American singer, however, was not the only super star guest of the Parisian brand: Naomi Campbell opened the second show and Carla Bruni walked the runway with a dress covered with pearls and floral embroidery.

In the Versace house, Dua Lipa, Emily Ratajkowski, Gigi Hadid and Irina Shayk gave their best.

Balenciaga has decided to amaze everyone by choosing the protagonist of its spring-summer 2022 campaign from a very famous cartoon: Marge from “The Simpsons”. In the episode “Balenciaga X The Simpsons”, the characters of the cartoon move to Paris and then end up on the catwalk.

Kate Moss, on the other hand, did not show in first person but presented her high jewelery collection in collaboration with Messika, writing a new chapter regarding the world of accessories. The best goldsmiths and diamond cutters, therefore, have come together to create a style that reflects that of one of the legendary icons of the 90s and 2000s. On the other hand, the American rapper Cardi B.

The catwalks also brought to light new promises of fashion, such as Divine Nwaokogba presented by Prada and Naomi Ekindi by Dior. The one who caused the most sensation, however, was certainly the daughter of the historic founder of Apple, Eve Jobs: at just 23 years old the girl walked the runway for Coperni.

Eve Jobs

So what are the trends for next spring-summer?

Stella McCartney re-proposes her inclination towards “ugly but comfortable” slippers. The “ugly shoes” in question therefore have wedges and plateaus to give priority to comfort. As for 63% of McCartney’s collection, also in this case sustainable fabrics and eco-friendly materials such as: mylo, recycled polyester, regenerated nylon, etc. have been used. Everything is meticulously explained in the brand’s ECO FACT SHEET.

Valentino also dusts off past looks, taking them back from the archive of Pierpaolo Piccioli, the founder of the brand. The floral print, feathers and total white are back. However, pastel colors are not put aside, on the contrary, they find bold combinations: the elegance of red, for example, is combined with heavy black boots with para.

No less is Maria Grazia Chiuri, creative director of DIOR, who goes back to the 1960s for the new collection. The pandemic has changed the way of life, of relating and of dressing: we have therefore witnessed a revolution, just as it has happened in the past, starting in 1960. The must-haves for the summer 2022 are therefore: two-tone mini dresses, A-shaped or with V-necks, flared dresses, blazer-miniskirt suits, dresses with fringes.

For Versace the foulard has become a fundamental element to complete the outfit: “it’s a way to add a Versace touch to any look “Declares Donatella, who adds”it has been worn in many ways from knotted tops to bandanas, up to becoming an accessory for bags […] the foulard has characterized our collections since the beginning, but for this season everything is turned upside down, it is no longer just an accessory but becomes provocative , sexy, bold. ” Total black, shocking pink and oversized shirts are also what characterized the collection.

Saint Laurent parades under the Eiffel Tower with contrasting proposals: dresses with deep necklines and wide shoulders, dresses cut in masculine fabrics, shoes with large platforms, sensual décolleté, turbans and exaggerated bijoux. For this collection, the scale of bright colors that Paloma Picasso loved so much in 1987 has been used, especially red.

Article by Rebecca Nisi.