Paris Fashion Week: Day 1
We boarded the train early on Friday to be able to zip to the hotel freshen up and change before the first fashion show at 2 pm.
ABOUT THE LOOK
Bold prints paired with hot pink
The look I opted for was a modern take on power suits. A two-piece suit (the model of this suit is actually called Anna!). That featured a big checkered print all over it from the Danish brand Coster Copenhagen. The tailored suit in itself was quite a statement and I decided to add a youthful spin on it with a playful pop of hot pink accessories.
ABOUT THE FASHION SHOWS
The first show was Tiffany Brown, presented inside Palais de Tokyo, Europe’s largest center for contemporary creation. Many of the shows from big established industry players to new up-and-coming designers host their fashion shows’ each season in the Palais as it is one of the official partners of the Federation de La Haute Couture. The Tiffany Brown show was the designer’s third fashion show in Paris. It was a playful parade of diverse silhouettes in different shades of brown. The collection celebrated women, this was echoed through the styling of the models whose natural beauty, skin, and hair were enhanced rather than made up. Adding a touch of freshness and youth to the collection. Whilst Tiffany Brown insured a forward-thinking and modern take on the textiles by opting for vegan leather and fake fur as conscious alternatives for her new collection. What’s more Tiffany Brown will be opening two stores during the year, one in Soho this summer 2022 and one in Paris this fall 2022.
The next show we went to also took place in the Palais de Tokyo. For this one, we headed to a lower alcove where we watched the debut collection of Sheltersuit Label. Sheltersuit Label creates bold, durable, and unique clothing. Made from luxury upcycled deadstock materials, Sheltersuit Label products are designed to protect the wearer and protect people sleeping rough since a part of the revenue generated by Sheltersuit Label will support the Sheltersuit Foundation. The show opened with harrowing real-life recounts of homeless whose voices are so seldom heard. Before the models stomped around a large pile of original Shelterbags that had been stacked in the center of the runway. The Shelterbags was the centerpiece of the show as they act as a portable tent, a sheltered bed that rolls up into a bag. It comes with a built-in mattress and a pillow. The Shelterbag is waterproof and lightweight. The full collection consisted of 20 looks and over 60 pieces ranging from jeans and t-shirts to warm winter jackets.
I really loved the concept of this show, created by Bas Timmer. The designer collaborates with prestigious luxury brands including the French fashion house Chloé on this innovative fashion concept. Other notable industry members who are part of the project include RE/DONE, Lisa Konno, Gabriela Hearst, TenCate Outdoor Fabrics, Atelier Néerlandais, Cosi Tutti, Coebergh, Studio Joris de Groot, and Lucien Pages. The new Sheltersuit collection will be available in Autumn 2022.
ABOUT THE LOOK
Slinky Silver & a Pop of Green at the Ritz
After that, we rushed back to the hotel for a quick outfit change for the last two fashion shows which were to take place at the Ritz. As it was an event that would go until the evening, for this occasion I slid into a pair of huge velvet platforms, a long black jumpsuit and threw on a sparkling jacket before carefully packing all my essentials my beautiful new deep green THALIE bag.
As we whizzed over to the Place de Vendôme in the 1st arrondissement, I dabbed on some Lancôme’s mini red lipstick to add a bit of oomph to my look à la Française. I always have this mini red lipstick handy with me as it is great for on-the-go glam-ups. And let me tell you is one of those easy hacks to go from day to night in a flash!
ABOUT THE SHOW
At the Ritz, the collections presented included the designers’ Cedi Collection, Felicious, Jessica Jane, and Miashan. One of my favorite collections was Jessica Jane, which featured sequins and stripes, embroidery and flowing fabrics as well as the playful use of Toile de Jouy integrated into modern cuts such as a two-piece tracksuit.
The location was wonderful and I had never been inside the Ritz in Paris before so it was really exciting to roam around the hotel that Coco Chanel had once called home for 34 years and of which I had read so much about.
It was a lovely first day and although I was pretty exhausted by the end of it I was also so happy with how much we had been able to do in one day!
OUTFIT OF THE DAY
- Suit: Coster Copenhagen
- Mini Bag: Jacquemus
- Shoes: Bershka
- Pink Coat: Vintage from my stylish Grandma’s collection
- Makeup: Charlotte Tilbury
OUTFIT OF THE NIGHT