Not only does Paris Fashion Week always provide amazing couture from labels that are recognized globally, but it also features upcoming brands that have worked fiercely to take their creative talents to an unseen level and to change the way we view fashion. Here are 5 designers that deserve more acknowledgment after their carefully crafted fall/winter 2017-18 collections that appeared in PFW.
You may have heard her name on the red carpet as various celebrities have credited her for her styling talents, but it wasn’t until Paris Fashion Week (2015-16 Fall/Winter) that Vanessa Seward presented her own label to the fashion world. She now has multiple Vanessa Seward boutiques in Paris, Los Angeles, and London. Her 2017 fall/winter collection consisted of chic and girly winter pieces, business and evening wear, with a prominent use of knee high boots in many of the looks.
The variety of models that made their way down the runway at the Vetements 2017-18 fall/winter show in Paris reflected the statements incorporated into each look. Vetements designer, Demna Gvasalia, wanted to embrace all kinds of people and styles in this collection to stand out as a new designer by researching dress codes of people we see all around us or on the internet. Gvasalia felt the need to design something other than the cult hoodies and t-shirts that he is known for, although their production will be continued but in an innovating way that breaks fashion method’s rules.
Sacai designer, Chitose Abe, doesn’t believe in designing a collection with a certain type of person culture or in mind, rather focuses on conceiving different textures and being innovative with pattern techniques. Abe, being the oldest of 8 siblings, took on the role of making clothing for her family from her childhood into her late teens. She then went on to work in the fashion industry for several years before starting her own successful women’s clothing line in 1999. The Sacai 2017-18 Fall/Winter collection was featured in PFW where we saw how day and night, work and play, and high and low can all be combined.
Laura and Kate Mulleavy reached a milestone in their fashion careers as their Los Angeles based brand, Rodarte, made its debut in the fall/winter 2017-18 PFW. However, instead of the typical runway show, the duo showed off their new collection via images released online. The design of the collection was feminine, detailed, and full of movement.
When reminiscing on his childhood, Murad recalls that the age of 10 is when he started designing dresses and always dreamt of escaping to a world of fantasy. In 2001, Murad presented his couture collection for the first time during Haute Couture Week in Paris and then in 2005 came the debut of his first ready-to-wear collection. The mood of his is fall/winter 2017 collection was tailored for the glamorous woman who lives a fast-paced life. This show was significant during PFW due to the embellished, ruffle, floral, and even feathered pieces that were incorporated into the collection which portrayed a theme of Parisian everyday attire.
Written by: Nicole Jeffery