Two of the most coherent (and unexpectedly intertwined with one another) spring 2018 runway shows took place today at Paris Fashion Week, catapulting us to a deserted legion in Africa. The spring 2018 collections of Loewe and Nina Ricci surprisingly showed off similar leitmotifs, the outcomes of which will make those who love safari-inspired fashions extremely happy.
All in all, both collections not only found their main sources of inspiration in what we usually refer to as safari-inspired vibes, but also in antinomy. Both Loewe’s and Nina Ricci’s spring 2018 collections proved that contrasting patterns, such as urbanity and calmness, as well as strictness and imagination, can go hand in hand, together creating something anew, which is perfectly balanced in all its aspects.
Get ready for PFW’s most tailored collections of the season, as well as prepare your wallets to be soon emptied by their unique proposals!
Loewe Spring/ Summer 2018 RTW Collection
Already dubbed as one of the strongest spring 2018 ready-to-wear collections not only of Paris Fashion Week, but rather of the entire season, Jonathan Anderson’s Loewe spring 2018 collection makes us travel all the way to a parallel world, where freedom meets wanderlust along with covetable urban-ready fashions.
Inspired by Isak Dinesen, Karen Blixen’s pen name, Anderson transposed his ideas towards the modern woman to Africa’s wilderness and calmness, which might sound like an oxymoron to us, but not to him (as well as not to Dinesen, who spent most of her life in Africa working and writing beautiful memoirs, too).
In fact, he skilfully managed to combine soft, calm silhouettes with safari-approved structured lines and standard motifs, such as trench coats, earthy colors, and wide brimmed hats (ok, we now officially declare that safari fashions and berets are next spring’s must-have items).
Among all those khaki ensembles and practical proposals, which are undeniably perfect to wear both in the city or at any actual safari, the Loewe spring 2018 collection managed to treat us to a dream array of fluid shirt-dresses as well, which effortlessly exuded Anderson’s visions on freedom and modernity, too.
Coherent in its accents and flawless in its realization, Loewe’s spring 2018 collection was so far one of the strongest on all fronts, indeed!
Nina Ricci Spring/ Summer 2018 RTW Collection
What would Paris Fashion Week spring 2018 be without Nina Ricci’s runway show? Probably an infinitely less interesting PFW! With a star-studded front row that got photographed by almost everyone who was sitting everywhere else, Nina Ricci’s spring 2018 runway show brought one-of-a-kind legion-inspired garments on stage, the astounding details of which were plentiful to say the least.
For his Nina Ricci spring/ summer 2018 collection, creative director Guillaume Henry showed his old hand at taking care of details, providing us with a plethora of it-items that will fly off the shelves for sure within the following months.
As we said before, Henry’s Nina Ricci spring 2018 collection got inspired by a French foreign legion, an undeniably trendy one. For this reason, the entire Nina Ricci spring 2018 line-up was a well-balanced potpourri of revisited versions of kepi hats, army-inspired trench coats, fringed hems, and high waisted pencil pants, with cute tassels and metallic adornments interrupting the legion-inspired rigour.
Presented underneath a circus tent, Henry’s take on the next spring 2018 fashion season also drew subtle accents of inspiration from Don Quixote, transposing the book’s fervent imagination to an overall sense of grandiosity that won’t easily go forgotten, for sure.
Photos via Vogue