Womens Fashion Week in Paris FW18/19

At a Fashion Week widely critiqued for referring to the past rather than moving fashion forward,  the emis designers stood out and delighted our eyes with innovative shapes and textures while subtly reciting their very own distinctive style notes. 



The Paris-based Japanese Junya Watanabe showed a much celebrated womenswear collection mainly revolving around the deconstruction of masculine jackets and coats. By adding florally printed leggins, striped socks and plateau sneakers, Watanabe wove street style influences into the looks and successfully finished off a refreshing convergence of business and street style. 




Yohji Yamamoto, showed a collection full of nuances in his main collection as shown at Paris Fashion Week: He presented a range of black coats which united firm and straight cuts in one part with flowing materials in the other part of the same piece: Coats with firm collars yet swinging seams and wide dresses held together with broad leather belts shared this same contrast. In addition, Yamamoto also played with asymmetric elements, sometimes cropping a piece short, sometimes adding material on just one side. On this way, the designer’s attempt to rather veil than dress a body was brought on to the fall/winter season 2018. 




Comme des Garçons’ Rei Kawakubo provided a show collection outstanding in both ingenuity and extravagance, that as always, raised our excitement to her ready to wear pieces in store. The designer reveiled that the collected was inspired by the „Camp“ aesthetic which emphasizes a style with key elements as artifice, frivolity, naïve middle-class pretentiousness, and 'shocking' excess. Multiple layers of tulle as well in pastels as dark shades, cushion-esque form elements, sparkling and shining materials contributed to a collection bursting with creativity.