Fashion Week is in full force and the city of light is on fire right now. At Enfnts Terribles we follow PFW related events each day. Whether it’s the catwalk shows or just the presentations. Today we randomly decided to spend lots of time watching all the SS18 ready-to-wear shows whenever and wherever we could. On the way, we found our favorite runway looks designed by Balmain, Off-White, Ann Demeulemeester and more. Scroll down to see our selection and tell us what you think.
Until 1 min and 30 sec into Balmain’s SS18 ready-to-wear show, we witnessed a less screamy Balmain for a change. All blond models were marching the runway in latex and see-through garments. Don’t get it twisted, the collection, in general, is still very m’as-tu-vu. However, Olivier has put all his ruffles, stripes, glitters to good use and made a collection that could serve different types of women. Just take a look at how the leather over-the-knee boots make the looks so complete.
We have to give it to him for keeping his runway sexy and classy at the same time.
For her SS18 ready-to-wear runway show, Ann Demeulemeester excluded any other color except for black, white and beige. Nothing we’re not already used seeing on her set, to be honest. But despite the lack of vivid hues on the catwalk, very interesting styling techniques caught our eye. Like the silk cape layered on more layers, the ‘garcon manqué’ look with the suit and half tucked in button shirt. Lastly, the corset waist belt on the off-shoulder shirt.
Julien Dossena is also known for his futuristic style. Though for next spring-summer season he has something else planned for us all. What about a 70s disco party? With long metallic dresses, high-waist shorts, and other cute ensembles in that vibe.
We can’t blame Clare Waight Keller for leaving Chloé to be creative director at Givenchy. She’ll certainly be a huge asset over there. Because over here at Chloé, things were pretty much dull without her, if you asked us. With almost every silhouette we had an overall been there done that- feeling. Maybe Versace is to blame for our unbothered reaction to Chloe’s SS18 ready-to-wear collection. Anyway, we still can’t get over that iconic show. However, for us, Kaia Gerber was the highlight chez Chloé.
Last but not least, Off-White had a very appealing SS18 runway show. This time creative director and founder of the fashion house, Virgil Abloh, paid tribute to Lady Diana’s iconic style chart. And he picked out just the right supermodel to close his show with. The queen herself Naomi Campbell was wearing a key item from the Lady Di-inspired collection.
We see what Virgil did there and he did it well. We applaud him for doing it without losing his brand identity! His runway was filled with elegant pieces but one silhouette, in particular, gave us instant Lady Diana vibes. That one white top wrapped around the model’s upper body, with the same black prints she once wore when she went watching a Polo match in Cirencester. Besides that, we also enjoyed watching Kaia Gerber slay the runway.
Photo credit: Vogue