PFW just left us in a nostalgically fun mood with the fall 2018 ready-to-wear collections of Elie Saab, Hermes and Sonia Rykiel, which above all confirmed the labels’ pole positions as lifestyle trendsetters, too. Lively yet mature, surprising yet coherent, the fashion houses’ visions for the fall 2018 season won’t leave you disappointed, but rather excited about what the future fashion holds.
Elie Saab Fall/ Winter 2018-2019 RTW Collection
Have you ever thought about a grunge Elie Saab look? If so, what would the results be, fashion-wise? According to Elie Saab’s latest fall 2018 collection, presented a few days ago at PFW, a Nineties-inspired, grunge-toned Elie Saab lineup is already a reality, and basically, everyone is living for it (we included).
The designer’s grunge intentions were palpable (and listenable) from the beginning of the show when Elie Saab welcomed his first creations along with a “Come As You Are” by Nirvana cello cover.
Soundtrack aside, then, Elie Saab surprised us with a striking and balanced combination of standard dreamy Elie Saab aesthetics, which of course included layers of frills and tulles, as well as princess-like gowns, and edgy grunge leitmotifs, such as denim jackets, leathery patterns and, more than anything, a sensually dark-toned color palette that emphasized his new-found heroin chic allure.
To top it all off, he gave us his personal iterations of the thigh-high boots, which were looser than those showcased at the other PFW runway shows, and of the logomania craze that is running everyone amok. Instead of emblazoning big Elie Saab monograms everywhere, Saab favoured subtle triple-split-S symbols on the dresses and blouses, ultimately recalling his delicately feminine aesthetics.
Hermes Fall/ Winter 2018-2019 RTW Collection
Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski left us in awe with her suggestive Hermes fall 2018 collection unveiled a few days ago at PFW. Surrounded by a mesmerizing scenario that did nothing but emphasize the collection’s structures and silhouettes even more, Hermes’ fall 2018 collection could be easily described as the epitome of the house’s new, sophisticated era.
Sartorially exquisite and visually pleasing, Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski’s 54-piece collection was harmoniously divided into coherent leitmotifs, with the first one being sensually mysteries, the second one being tactically utilitarian, and the last one devoted to unapologetically urban-chic aesthetics.
The Hermes fall 2018 collection was precisely soigné yet not too loudly, meaning that almost all of the staples could steadily satisfy everyone’s tastes.
Meant to be mixed and matched with one another, Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski’s items are both a fashionable hit and a solid staple to add to our wardrobes, and we bet many Hermes lovers are legitimately on cloud nine because of that.
Sonia Rykiel Fall/ Winter 2018-2019 RTW Collection
Sonia Rykiel’s fall 2018 collection coincided with the fashion house’s 50th anniversary, and, predictably, the runway show was a big celebration-party.
Colored, fun, and warm, Sonia Rykiel’s fall 2018 collection was all about wintery motifs, however, dipped in more playful shades that, euphorically, reminded us that girls just wanna have fun(damental human rights) during autumn and winter, too. Throughout her collection, Sonia Rykiel’s creative director Julie de Libran, wanted to also highlight women’s rights movements.
“We’re celebrating 50 years this year and ’68 liberated women and gave them a voice,” de Libran told WWD backstage. “I wanted to show that I’m one of those women. It’s about creativity through the clothes.”
Eighties- and Nineties-inspired, the line-up was thus significantly bold and loud, with fur, striped patterns, contrasting colors, and sensually confident leather items dominating the scene.
Then, to wholly celebrate Sonia Rykiel’s unforgettable legacy, de Libran sent down the runway models in a foursome in the fashion house’s jogging suits of the Eighties, which surely left many teary eyes behind.
Founder Sonia Rykiel might not be physically here with us anymore, but we are happy to see that her legacy still lives and prospers runway show after runway show!
Photos via Vogue