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Paris Fashion: McCartney sporty, Raf Simons colourful, Kenzo inspired

Paris Fashion: McCartney sporty, Raf Simons colourful, Kenzo inspired
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The Opera Garnier in Paris is where British fashion designer Stella McCartney presented her new ready to wear collection.

Squared-toe shoes with sustainable wooden platforms mixed the British tradition of Derby and Monk-straps.

The sporty collection featured the use of tweed and colour blocks of rich hues of burnt orange, ivy green and bold blacks.

Energy and spirit were the inspiration behind the design.

“This season was really about looking at silhouette, looking at the energy of life and kind of the spirit of life and bringing it into the clothes,” explained the designer.

In a marquee in front of the Musee Rodin in the French capital, former furniture designer Raf Simons who has been creative director at Christian Dior for nearly two years turned on the colour in his collection.

Fuchsia pinks, whites, emerald and reds all making a bold statement.

Dresses were colour combined with shocking pink and grass green and yellow and whites complementing each other.

Satins, cashmere and felt along with quilted fabrics enhanced the collection.

American film director, visual artist and musician David Lynch was the main inspiration behind Kenzo’s autumn-winter ready to wear collection.

The founder of the label, the 75-year-old Japanese fashion designer Kenzo Takeda, was there to see the collection – the most feminine yet by the young duo Humberto Leon and Carol Lim.

“We feel like it’s our own trilogy – of David Lynch – and we explored all different aspects. The show is really the finale, the moment where we show all the different characters, people, and we were inspired by not one particular film, not one particular person, but really more in the vein of David Lynch as a person, and looking through his eyes,” explained Humberto Leon.

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