Paris Fashion Week was in full swing over the weekend with Raf Simons’s debut collection for Christian Dior going down a storm on Saturday and the Spring Summer 2013 collections from Celine, Hermes and Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci all taking to the catwalk on Sunday.
Pushing for the undone aesthetic established last season to be continued for Spring Summer 2013, Phoebe Philo put a Celine stamp on the trend with loose flat-front trousers, drop-waist dresses complete with pockets and trench coats tumbling with excess material. Undeniably desirable but utterly wearable, this was a collection that could be worn both on and off duty.
Turning to the East, Hermes designer Christophe Lemaire’s vision for Spring Summer 2013 was one of colour and luxe prints with a touch of the utilitarian. The type of collection you could pack into a suitcase and want for nothing more while on holiday, heritage silks were mixed with crocodile chiffre, butter soft leather and brushed suede to prepare the Hermes woman for every eventuality.
And closing Sunday’s shows with some serious style, Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci went back to the label’s roots to reference Hubert de Givenchy’s take on 60s couture. Fluid ruffles featured on necklines and decorated wrists while shapes remained soft and were saved from being stifled by too much detail. Skin tones and baby blues accented a mostly monochrome palette for a cool take on Spring Summer 2013’s trends.
The fashion parade continues today with Stella McCartney, Chloe and Hedi Slimane’s debut collection for Saint Laurent so stay tuned to InStyle.co.uk for all the latest pictures and news!
By Sarah Smith