Hermes, Elie Saab, and Sonia Rykiel put on excellent spring 2019 collections during Paris Fashion Week, giving all fashion lovers the springtime feels they want, though in a different fashion (clearly) throughout each show. They were all interesting, realistic and wearable – what else could we want?
Renewal shown through florals and recycled materials and new insights make a great set of interpretations of spring that we can all get behind. Why shouldn’t we? The clothes in each collection listed below are beautiful and fulfill the exact requirements of what ready-to-wear is, and not just for spring.
Hermès Spring/ Summer 2019 RTW Collection
The Hermès spring 2019 collection was the quintessence of ready-to-wear. Every piece was everyday wearable, easy to transition and wear comfortably and stylishly. The collection will cross from spring into summer easily and even tiptoe into the fall of 2019 without discomfort.
The use of neutral colors and eye-popping brightly colored options was also greatly appreciated on the runway. Though all the looks were amazing, the truth is that the accessories were just as much in the spotlight as more than a building block for the looks. The accessories stood out from the bags to the shoes.
The sandals were spring and summertime perfect, while the array of bags that included bolt-closed bags, leather bucket bags with contrast detailing and even suede hobo bags also made an impression. The Hermès spring 2019 collection could go either way, dressed up or down but it definitely didn’t stray too much in one direction or the other.
Everything could be worn anywhere though the light green colored, long A-line skirt paired with the darker green, short-sleeved top was a great pairing that could be worn unquestionably throughout three seasons without alteration. The collection was ultimately wearable in the best way possible.
Leather pieces cut into tunics, cold-shoulder cut-out jackets and full suits and dresses were a fun surprise but there were a few cool canvas options as well.
Elie Saab Spring/ Summer 2019 RTW Collection
There are a couple of inherent interpretations of spring. Springtime florals represent this concept in a completely familiar way. Elie Saab tapped into the springtime floral concept and imbued this through the entirety of the collection shown on the Paris runway for spring 2019.
While other designers have been steering away from the overused springtime floral aesthetic, Elie Saab reimagined and embraced it in several different ways. The florals were embroidered on lace, were printed on delicate looking silks, created in sequins and laser cut into the leather pieces. The lightest weight, ethereally floating organza also recalled a floral vibe to complete the overall theme of the Elie Saab spring 2019 collection.
The botanical demonstration showcased that wonderful mix of ingenuity and expressionism that merges an old concept with several new appreciable aesthetics. The flowers were not always the same – the presentation of the florals was all different, the interesting details in each look were intrinsically applied but easily perceptible.
Nothing on the Elie Saab spring 2019 runway was out of place in its Paris Fashion Week setting. The colors unveiled were striking and bold. The silhouettes, though familiar were still fresh and enlivened by the color schemes and patterns. Though inundated, even dominated by the florals, they were not the only bright and lively representation of spring in the presentation.
Sonia Rykiel Spring/ Summer 2019 RTW Collection
Creative director of Sonia Rykiel Julie De Libran utilized a motif built on market bags as a callback to the allée that she happily frequents for food and an inspirational array of people who also frequent the location. The same allée that was being named in honor of the notable designer. The naming of the Sixth Arrondissement allée after Sonia Rykiel was nothing short of incredible.
Something so special requires looks of the same caliber to pay homage to the designer who deserves such an offer – especially as this is the only time this has happened so far. The Sonia Rykiel spring 2019 runway was everything that is loved about the Sixth Arrondissement allée by De Libran, and she aimed to recreate each aspect on the runway.
Everything worn by the models could easily be worn to a market, a store, the office or just strolling down the street. The inclusion of sustainable materials in “organic leather” and recycled polyester was also something of note – perhaps some of the pieces actually were once part of the allée!
What else is ready-to-wear if not actually living up to its name an being ready-to-wear anywhere? Not only could they be worn to the allée, but also they were wearable pieces of the allée with awnings represented through the stripes on a coat and a few sweater dresses. The collection was beautifully wearable and idealistic and ultimately it will be profitable.
Photos via Vogue