Vogue Paris Styles Spring/Summer 2015 Collections
By Paul Kolyer
Février Vogue Paris is a Valentine to the creativity and artistry of the Spring collections from the fashion capitols of the world. Let's see how Emmanuelle Alt, Suzanne Koller, and Joe McKenna style the runway looks, with a focus on Paris. Keeping in mind the fabulous fashion reference Vogue Paris Collections Spring/Summer 2015!
The hottest runway looks are photographed by master lensman David Sims for the Février cover feature, 88 looks! Welcome to Studio Vogue!
The quotes below are all taken from the Vogue Paris Collections Spring/Summer 2015 issue.
The avant-garde collection by Junya Watanabe is styled by Joe McKenna. "Junya Watanabe's latest creatures are part of an exuberant move back-to-the-future, a cross between past and present with a fun, radiant vibe."
A feminine Valentino styled by Suzanne Koller. "It's a collection full of luminous ideas — the perfect wardrobe for a chic, refined, modern-day Grand Tour."
Dark Alexander McQueen styled by Emmanuelle Alt. "Looking to the geisha and the samurai for inspiration, Sarah Burton chose both, inextricably interweaving them in an unsettling collection, with its mix of fetishism and extreme refinement."
Modern romance at Givenchy styled by Joe McKenna. "Riccardo Tisci's stated inspiration for his SS15 collection were Austrian Tyrol, the world of rock, a gladiator spirit coupled with a medieval overlay."
Powerful Rick Owens styled by Joe McKenna. "While the designer's work is as precise and thought-out as always, tinged with art and abstraction, there is something magically contemporary about the result — featherlight femininity that is a joy to wear."
Sassy Saint Laurent styled by Emmanuelle Alt. "It was the 70's all over again, with those ingénue floral mini dresses, in-your-face lurex, Loulou de la Falaise turbans, mannish trouser suits, vintage touches, jackets, cloaks and go-to blousons."
Couture inspiration at Dior styled by Emmanuelle Alt. "It's radiant, natural, more than contemporary, never OTT, a perfect balance between sophisticated and avant-garde."
Street chic at Chanel, styled by Emmanuelle Alt. "Before the show, Lagerfeld quoted one of his favorite slogans from the May 1968 uprising in Paris: 'It's not allowed to tell people that things are not allowed.' No rules, then. Which is exactly how Karl L. lays down the law."
A highlight for me was seeing Jean Paul Gaultier's model as Emmanuelle Alt on his runway, along with Carine, Babeth, Grace, Franca, and Suzy! JPG styled by Emmanuelle Alt. "The proceedings featured a stunning display of House DNA. A zany sense of humour, wild asymmetric pieces, a sporty ethnic mood, logos galore, and the hallmark kitsch with crisscrossing folk traditions were all invited." It was Gaultier's last ready-to-wear show.
Emmanuelle Alt styles a look from the Hermès show, the last for designer Christopher Lemaire as he will focus now on his own brand. He just unveiled his Fall 2015 menswear show and a new name and label, simply Lemaire. "At all events, although the designer is moving on, the creations in this wardrobe should be long-time companions for any woman who falls under their spell."
Graphic diva via Balmain styled by Suzanne Koller. "Made to be seen in — spidery slips, flowing trouser suits, tough-cookie pencil skirts and dresses, bold checks and stripes, transparent plastic inserts, and an electric palette."
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