Feb 21, 2017 | By Lourdes Linares
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Stylesight continues its denim coverage from the runway shows during Paris fashion week:
For S/S 14 Balmain creative director Olivier Rousteing looked back to the house’s signature intense beading, exploring a more casual and sporty edge with denim. Relaxed silhouettes like quilted bombers were teamed with slouchy track pants, denim overalls and sweatshirts. Rouseing injected a touch of glitz and rich opulence into the collection through couture surface detail like 3D checkerboard weaves accented with chunky gold chains and wrestler belts. Other house favourites like ruffled skirts and collarless ‘Coco’ style jackets also made statement this season coming through in vibrant green cast shades.
With Isabel Marant’s H&M collaboration fast approaching, all eyes were on the fast fashion designer to anticipate what could be in store for the launch in November. Much of the collection harked back to the signature styling that first launched Marant into mega-success, and of course denim was a huge part of this – think side-laced pants, edgy prints and a plethora of grommets and sequins that added a textural luxe. Baby pinks with painterly blooms, frilly chiffons and ruffles added a sweet touch and essence of Isabel to much of the denim shapes.
Parisien designer, Bui created a denim collection that caused a stir this season: her intricate, laser-cut, moulded, textured and opulent surfaces gave the humble fabric brand new life and a premium appeal that was unrivaled at any other Paris show. Multiple indigo shades were layered and fused, creating beautiful, intricate artworks and on plainer items, a second-skin, activewear element created sporty, athletic pieces in rich, vibrant and glossy indigo. The two techniques created an interesting synergy: sleek and sporty against textured and raw and both looks gave denim a fresh new identity for S/S 14.
Head over to Stylesight’s Runway Quick Look page to see the full collections from all the shows.
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