Last but not least we have beautiful Paris. Fresh, unique, experimental and always chic, with Paris we end our SS18 recaps. Cheers to another inspiring and beautiful season, see you back in the spring for autumn/winter! If you missed it, check out both of our NYFW recaps here and here, our LFW recap here, and our MFW here.
KJS: This freshness of Alessandra Rich’s line is the perfect way to start off spring. Also, let’s just talk about the wide variety of styling they have going on here: The transparent dress with empire waist belt, the modern-turned-mod tweed mini dress, and the structured midi-dress that is perfect for a fancy tea on the London. The same shoes are used in all of these looks, and that really goes to show how PERFECT these shoes are. I need a pair.
KJS: Alrighty, Alexander McQueen is never my favorite designer (I’m so sorry, I feel like that’s blasphemous), but I actually really liked some of these looks! Look 39 is probably one of my favorites. It looks like a rose exploded. This red is throughout the collection, and the vibrance of it is just stunning.
SAS: I have to agree with Kaitlin, McQueen is not a show I usually gravitate toward but this season had a few looks I really enjoyed. The layering in this show was unreal and starts right off the bat in Look 1.
KJS: The COLOR PALETTE of this collection is beautiful. Classic whites, navies, and earth tones with pops of jewel tones are in this spring. And so are bright colored tights. Think I’m wrong? Check out Blair Eadie’s Instagram feed. Blair Waldorf is proud.
SAS: This entire collection felt so CRISP. The lines, the colors, the hair. But what instantly drew me in were those boots, my god those BOOTS.
KJS: The florals in this collection are so beautiful. I know, florals for spring, groundbreaking, but there’s something so fairy-like about the florals here. Mix the flowers with seaside stripes and silks and you’ve got a solid spring look.
SAS: I am a total sucker for hair accessories so when I saw those gorgeous flowers woven into this collection’s hair look I actually swooned. My favorite looks were 3 and 32, 3 for the high waisted striped pants and 32 for the lace sleeve detailing.
SAS: Balmain is another one for me that I don’t usually gravitate toward. I didn’t love a ton from this season but the glitter suit in 52 and leather fringe jacket in 65 really did it for me.
SAS: I am obsessed with this entire photoset. I love taking one strong piece and pairing it with something a little softer, i.e. the gold glitter shirt and broken in denim or leather one shoulder top with black pants.
KJS: While I’m not a huge fan of this makeup choice, I am a big fan of the structured lightness of the outfits. Chanel has always been ahead of the game in the fashion world, and I really love how they’re implementing edgy modern looks with classic structured skirts and coats. The boots are strange but I think I like them. If nothing else, they’re definitely different and I can get on board with that.
SAS: Chloe is always one of my favorite Paris shows and this year they were serving up 70s realness. That brown suit in 25 is straight out of a California high school in 1974 and I am living, breathing, dying for it.
KJS: The hats! The boots! The high collars! The coats! I love everything about this Dior line. Also, don’t even try to tell me that Look 56 doesn’t look like Audrey Hepburn. 100% something Audrey would wear today.
SAS: Dior was a little all over the place for me this season going from classic Dior in the first half of the show to straight 80s prom in the back half. HOWEVER, 80s prom I can do hence my choice of looks 73, 75 and 79.
SAS: I LOVE the color palette in this show. Very soft pastels mixed with some brocade (I DIE) and the silkiest fabrics.
KJS: Alright Elie Saab, I see you. Looks 36, 40, and 59 are my favorites of the collection. The lightness and bright colors of the first two are so spring, and the transparent legs on look 59 are so sexy. I would love to see all three of these looks on the red carpet. Awards season, here we come!
SAS: Elie Saab is usually my ride or die in Paris but this season I wasn’t feeling it as much. Look 19 and 55 are my favorites, 15 for the plant/jungalow vibes and 55 for that power cape.
KJS: The layers of these dresses are so stunning. More florals, more deep reds and light pinks. High necklines are still in, and I am so excited about that because that’s my go-to look.
SAS: Red and soft teal don’t seem like they would go together but then you look at these two looks and BOOM they have never looked better.
KJS: I have literally never heard of Iro (maybe I’ve been living under a rock?) but I am now their biggest fan. This collection takes Ready-to-Wear to the next level. These really are outfits that I would see people wearing in LA on a daily basis. They’re airy, light colored, and definitely street-ready.
SAS: More red, more pants, more pockets. I loved how comfortable both of these looks seemed walking down the runway. There is something about a slouchy pant with heels that manages to work as “high end.”
KJS: WOW OKAY. Johanna Ortiz is my HERO. These looks are insanely beautiful, and the styling and shoot location are absolutely perfect. I want my whole Instagram feed to look like this collection. Every single one of these looks is me in a nutshell. Polka dots are seen in multiple collections this season and definitely make several appearances here. The ruffles, billowy sleeves and tops are so feminine and spring feeling. I love it.
SAS: This shoot was stunning. I loved how hardly any of the shots were straight on and almost all of them were in motion. All of the florals and all of the ruffles work together to make the most delicate and feminine collection we’ve seen so far in Paris.
SAS: I don’t know what it was exactly about these looks that caught my eye but here they are nonetheless. Color pairing inspo forever.
KJS: Look 7 of this collection is so cute for business-wear. I love a nice soft pink with a deep navy (or is it black?). The texture of the dress and skirt in looks 11 and 15 are so cute and make what could be a basic look much more interesting. I love how the feminine skirts are paired with more casual tops, making these looks perfect for a summer day around town.
SAS: LV is another legendary fashion house that I usually only pull a few looks out of. This season they were very into intricate coats which I say HELL YES to (Looks 4 and 12) as well as pairing high fashion outfits with sneakers which is also a HELL YES.
SAS: Manish Arora is my favorite collection in Paris this year. These patterns are absolutely insane and the detailing in each of these garments is beautiful. The color choices are bold and inspiring and the makeup look feels young and fresh.
KJS: Maticevski can do no wrong in my book. I’m honestly drooling over look 15. The COLORS in that skirt are breathtaking. I’m getting a really Cinderella-2015-watercolor-ballgown vibe from this.
SAS: I love when a collection goes from a chic pantsuit to a ball gown with 20 pounds of tulle. Give me versatility in a collection any day and I will be a happy viewer. Also please appreciate the gorgeous backdrop for this entire shoot.
KJS: I’m obsessed with these skirts. The fringe/texture details on them are just beautiful. Also, the color palette of this whole line is perfect and fresh for spring.
SAS: I love outside collections!!! Give me sunlight, give me wind, give me real life movement. I chose these two looks because I think the embellishment of fringe and feathers keeps these simplistic pieces interesting and fun. Also I will never tired of the mustard yellow color in clothes.
KJS: Okay, Rodarte is always one of my favorite collections of the entire fashion month. Looks 14, 36, and 39 caught my eye this season. Like usual, Rodarte went with a dream-like display for their show. The colors, florals, and setting are straight out of a fairytale. And the dresses themselves look like a Grecian princess meets the modern day, and I am absolutely about this. The softness of the dresses are so gorgeous, I just want to touch them.
SAS: THIS. RUNWAY. IS. INSANE. Did people even attend this show? Did they get to sit inside this dreamy forrest? How can I live here? Preferably while wearing look 24, cape and all?
SAS: I am really going for the shorts and pants in Paris and shocking even myself by this revelation. I love a billowy shirt, hot shorts, and high heels it feels very summertime paradise chic.
KJS: Is this shot not the most idyllic picture you’ve ever seen? That dress is making me heart eyes, and those SHOES are amazing. I love a heel with some texture on it, and these are so different (and honestly look comfy as hell).
SAS: Only came here to say, MORE 70S, MORE MUSTARD YELLOW.
SAS: This shoot brought me so much joy. The fun looks, the crazy glasses, the band playing in the background. That ombre jumpsuit though, a little crazy but I kind of love it.
SAS: I am a HUGE fan of the RED Valentino line and the main Valentino line tends to run a bit more on the conservative side for me. I really enjoyed the patterns of Looks 44 and 69 and the little poofs on the arm of Look 57 made a little black dress feel new and memorable.
SAS: AUTUMN COLORS COMING IN HOT.
KJS: Wanna know what’s back this season according to Paris? Those slouchy boots we all had about 10 years ago. Guess I’ll pull those back out of my closet now! I love how the stylist has paired them with capris and a midi-skirt, taking that classic slouchy boot and giving it a classy twist.
SAS: MORE 70s CALLING AND I AM HERE FOR IT. I also really enjoyed how this entire shoot felt slightly blurry, as if it was taken on an old camera. Looks 3 and 6 were my favorite for that All American Woman feel.
KJS: Everything about this line is in-cred-i-ble. Vera Wang read The Handmaid’s Tale this summer and watched the show on Hulu (if you haven’t, you need to right now). This line is a beautiful comment on control and self-expression. Nolite te bastardes carborundorum, bitches.
SAS: Literally the only thing to say about Vera’s line this season is SERVING YOU HANDMAID’S REALNESS. Offred really wishing she had Look 6 to wear in that episode at the blacklisted after hours club amiright. (The second after I typed that joke I knew it was so horrible but I’m leaving it in so you all have to suffer with me.)
SAS: Last but not least we have Zuhair Murad with my second favorite collection in all of Paris. Opting out of a typical runway show, ZM did a very simplistic photoshoot and let the clothes speak for themselves. They always come through with gorgeous floor length gowns that incorporate a lot of lace and a lot of leg, my favorite combo. If I had to only pick one it would be Look 28 for the lace sleeves and the subtle gold additions.
Thank you so much for joining us for another fashion season, we’ll see you back here in the spring for the new autumn/winter collections.