This was one of those “only at Paris Fashion Week” moments outside the Haider Ackerman show. The ever-chic stylist Catherine Baba made a grand exit by bike. She was one of several to wear all white this week while the weather’s still hot – plus of course a Chinese sun hat that’s become her signature look.
Welcome to Paris Fashion Week! The weather has cooled off a little here, which means the fashion flock is breaking out jackets, boots and pants. Brazil’s Christina Pitanguy wore black layers to yesterday’s Cedric Charlier show, mixing a black Prada jacket with Stella McCartney pants, shoes and bag by Saint Laurent and a crystal shark tooth necklace by a Brazilian designer.
I don’t know how fashion writer J.J. Martin finds all these fabulous vintage clothes, but she certainly has an eye for them. Loved this stripey pink and black one at the Fendi show, which had side slits before so many designer started doing them this season.
Normcore is one thing, but the return of the brightly colored silk scarf might provoke more dejà vu in some of us. This ’90s staple was seen loosely tied on many a fashionable neck at the Milan shows, which is nowhere near the Upper East Side BTW. After the Fendi show, model Sasha Luss paired hers with a trench and cuffed jeans.
One of the best things about getting dressed in warm weather: it can be as simple as just putting on a pretty dress. Work it for as long as you can, since fall is coming soon. Eleonora Carisi of Jou Jou Villeroy wore a pink snakeskin print Just Cavalli dress to the show in Milan.
Another over-the-knee look, this time with knee socks on model Molly Bair right after the Prada show in Milan. Needless to say, it helps if you have legs up to here.
Swiss blogger Kristina Bazan of Kayture has really exploded on the fashion scene in a short amount of time. This was one of my favorite outfits she wore during Milan fashion week – a blue and black Tod’s cape, which she belted and paired with over-the-knee Jimmy Choo boots and a Rag & Bone hat. (Hey! I have that hat.)
Ever since the Moschino show this week there’s been a Moschino invasion in Milan, with the Barbie-pink clothes and accessories showing up on all sorts of trendsetters. Julia Sarr Jamois was one, sporting a Moschino sweatshirt from their new collection emblazoned with 70s roller disco lettering. Also note her jeans: wide legged and a pale shade of denim.
Top model Aymeline Valade said to her friend when she was leaving Fendi: I always have a bike. It’s the easiest way to get around.
Fashion Week has become a sneak preview of a different sort: some of the top bloggers attend the shows wearing looks from collections that haven’t even been released to the public yet. At the Emporio Armani show, Chiara Ferragni wore head-to-toe Fendi resort – a colorful collection that’s distinctive for its polka dots.
At the Ralph Lauren show in New York, Shiona Turini used her street style clout to make a political point with her “they have names” tee – so names like Eric Garner and Trayvon Martin stay on people’s minds even when we are living in the bubble that is fashion week. Not only that, it actually looked chic.