Spring 2015 Couture Fashion Week has opened in Paris with Atelier Versace’s spectacular show featuring radiant colours and suggestive see-through dresses. In the audience, US actresses Kate Hudson and her mother Goldie Hawn added a touch of Hollywood glamour to the show, at the end of which designer Donatella Versace was received with rapturous applause.
Paris Fashion Week continues until Thursday with big shows including new collections from Dior, Chanel and Gautier.
Dior Homme has already showed their autumn-winter collection for men, with a fresh approach to evening wear; a stylish suit with snazzy sneakers, flashes of techno-colour and of course doses of denim. The show was the most classically theatrical of the week, with a 37-piece orchestra setting the scene.
Humberto Leon and Carol Lim’s collection for Kenzo, shown in the brand new Philharmonie de Paris concert hall, and was strong on fantasy logos and colorful smudges. The collection featured mostly olive green parkas, military coats and thick sweaters, often layered. The collection also featured silver-foil capes and astronaut space pants.