Paris Fashion Week fall 2018 has drawn to a close, leaving us fashion victims with an unfillable void. If you are not ready to wave PFW goodbye yet, we recommend having a last look at the fall 2018 ready-to-wear collections of Chanel, Miu Miu, and Louis Vuitton, as their fairy scenarios, unconventional inspirations, and explorative aesthetics have a lot to tell us about next fall’s hottest trends.
Put on your explorer boots and get ready to travel through both space and time with three of our favorite PFW fall 2018 shows!
Chanel Fall/ Winter 2018-2019 RTW Collection
Ok, Chanel’s fall 2018 runway show was hands down the most suggestive. For his fall 2018 collection, Chanel’s creative director Karl Lagerfeld took us into the woods, with the actual runway being covered with leaves and moss (one gets easily left speechless just by looking at the show’s pictures).
“I’ve always loved autumn. This is a kind of Indian summer, with all the leaves. It’s a beautiful mood,” Karl Lagerfeld explained to Vogue backstage when asked about the collection and the depicted scene.
As for the collection’s staples, all of the new Chanel items, from clothing to accessory pieces, were exquisitely dipped into a romantically autumnal mood, perfectly refined in each and every detailing.
The Chanel fall 2018 collection’s color palette was, in fact, all about autumnal shades and richly warm textures (tweeds surely help in this), and the overall linear silhouettes perfectly suited Lagerfeld’s recent obsession with the coats and the suits.
Although the collection’s finale brought Chanel’s iconic evening proposals on the forest-like stage (which were inevitably less autumnal-like than the others), Chanel’s primary mood board was strongly devoted to the forest leitmotif and, needless to say, everyone already loves it.
By the way, keep track of Chanel’s gold boots – they are destined to become next fall’s hottest items!
Miu Miu Fall/ Winter 2018-2019 RTW Collection
Whether Miuccia Prada’s interest is shifting from millennials to generation Z young creatives, or she is just adopting Demna Gvasalia’s “anti-fashion” aesthetics for Balenciaga, there’s no denying the Miu Miu fall 2018 collection was quite peculiar.
Filled with Sixties-inspired coats, frizzy hair, exaggerated denim, coordinates, and Eighties-inspired aesthetics that inevitably accentuated the overall collection’s extra factor, the Miu Miu fall 2018 collection was undoubtedly full of personality, which fiercely winks at many young women.
Whether you like glam rock outfits or single it-items to show off down the streets, most of Miu Miu’s fall 2018 pieces will very likely be the right choice for you, and they will surely overwhelm you with a confident aura you’ll be proud of flaunting.
Louis Vuitton Fall/ Winter 2018-2019 RTW Collection
Louis Vuitton’s creative director Nicolas Ghesquière is quickly scoring points collection after collection, especially among those who were not too enthusiast about his taking Louis Vuitton’s helm.
His latest Louis Vuitton fall 2018 collection, unveiled yesterday at PFW, just proved once again his incredible artisanal skills and even more astounding stream of consciousness. His fashion realizations led the runway show to an explorative meditation on elegance and standard French-chic fashions.
The first thing that one may quickly notice while browsing through the show’s pictures, is that his Louis Vuitton fall 2018 collection was mostly conventionally feminine, with the longuette skirts dominating the scene. That’s why, as he revealed to WWD backstage, he had a clear concept in mind while designing the pieces.
“Sometimes we thought that to empower women in a cliché way was to put men’s clothes on her, but we forget some very strong women were wearing very feminine outfits. I love this idea also to explore that, to have women that changed the world and that were not dressing like men.”
Although few pairs of trousers are actually to be found within the line-up, Louis Vuitton’s aesthetics leaned towards the empowering cute, with touches of both military and Parisian style-inspired detailing creating an appealing contrast with the collection’s pastel colors and soft lines.
What’s more astounding regarding Ghesquière’s latest collection for Louis Vuitton is that he didn’t reject the idea of conventionally masculine or even genderless clothing: he just wanted to explore the concept of conventional femininity through and through, and he thus ended up bringing one of Louis Vuitton’s most well-put collections on stage.
Photos via Vogue