With Massimo Giorgetti at the helm of Emilio Pucci, the Italian brand has experienced a revitalisation that has seen it rise to the top of everyone’s most wanted list, including ours!
This season Giorgetti sought to explore and connect with the Pucci legacy to create a Resort collection that reflected the true aesthetic and design of the house. Giorgetti preluded his pre-collection presentation by saying "At the beginning, when I started working at this historical house, I relied on my usual instinctive approach. Now I’m delving more deeply into its legacy, trying to find a personal interpretation, respectful yet modern”.
Many of the prints that dominated the season were re-fashioned and re-worked Pucci archive prints. However there was a new print based on the swimming pool from Miami’s The Raleigh hotel, a modern injection from the 21st century designer.
Walking into the Milanese Pucci showroom, we were blown away by the Resort inspired installation.
Our selections focused on three main prints from the collection, the Vortex print, Bamboo print and the Bermuda pool print. All three prints feature on a range of chic separates including a pair of straight cut pants, short sleeve t-shirt style shift dress and a racer back gown in a fresh green print.
There is never a lack of colour in the Pucci showroom!
The most stand-out of the Pucci prints this season is the Bermuda Pool print which we loved in the bright red colour way.We also ordered this fantastic top with contrast printed ruffle. This style of top can be both dressed up or dressed down, perfect for Australian Spring/Summer time.
The Isabel Marant Etoile collection this season drew inspiration from the idea of a “carefree nature”. Isabel sought to present a Resort collection that celebrated a 70’s bohemian fantasy and relaxed aesthetic, the core elements of the Isabel Marant Etoile brand.
Bob Marley and his signature style also played a large role in the Etoile collection this season. Red, gold and green featured heavily through the collection as well as ethnic African embroidery which appeared on dresses, blouses and skirts.
There was Isabel’s signature style in the collection as well with relaxed cotton tracksuit pants, herringbone box jackets and check shirts.
A perennial favourite, the Isabel Marant Bobby sneakers will be available again in classic Black.
Another favourite, the Bart sneakers will be available next season in classic white.
The Isabel Marant main collection sought to create an effortless wardrobe for what Isabel described as a “woman of substance”.
Classic stripes received an update with bold vertical stripes being contrasted with structured fitted tops and dresses. There is a suiting element to the collection, a young Charlotte Gainbourgh, Lauren Bacall and David Bowie were referenced, that had a distinctly structured, masculine vibe.
There was also a focus on evening wear, albeit with Isabel Marant’s own casual aesthetic, with silk dresses in feminine Sophia Loren-inspired silhouettes.
Australia’s own Toni Maticevski has had a busy six months, from opening Australian Fashion Week in between two fashion seasons and a stellar selling season over three continents, we are glad to see one of Australia’s leading designers taking leaps and strides forward.
Although the collection was originally shown at Australian Fashion Week, we had our showroom appointment in Paris.
Inside the Maticevski Marais showroom, we were able to see many of the runway pieces up close and the detail involved in each item was impressive.
This season we worked with the Maticevski team to create an exclusive capsule collection for Parlour X. Maticevski’s Spring 17 season was inspired by the relationship between techno-sport fabrics and evening wear. Our selections included a chic pencil skirt with contrast white ruffle detailing and matching sleeveless top, perfect to wear together or as separates.
We loved this ruffle tucked sleeveless top. We will receive this style altered with a contrast black and white back.
The Resort 17 Chloe woman is as carefree and wild spirited as of seasons past. This season Claire Waight Keller continued to present her tried and tested “Chloe girl” aesthetic with a decidedly summery feel.
"Chloé is so much about movement. It’s so much about the feel of something”, this comment from Keller perfectly sums up this collection with flowing, floaty, draped silhouettes, oversized sleeves and embroidered batwing detailing.
Our selections included a deep v-neck blouse with embroidered batwing sleeves, a long sleeve cherry print blouse with tie detailing at the cuffs and a maxi dress that will be perfect for Australian Spring/Summer
We loved this oversized coat which will come in two stripe colour variations, grey with blue and grey with caramel/taupe. The coat itself is a lightweight knit, perfect for wearing all year around and the ultimate travel accessory.
Our favourite print from Chloe this season is this cherry print. Even though the print has a black base, the bright red colour of the cherry print is perfect for the Spring/Summer season especially in the blouse and maxi dress we ordered.
We were so excited when we entered the Chloe Bag showroom to see the new Faye bag size. Smaller than the “Small” size but big enough to fit your iPhone, the new Nano Faye Bag will be incredibly popular next season. We loved all the different colours and leather options, in particular the snake print.
We have re-ordered the classic Chloe Drew Bag but have chosen the Mini size this season. We can’t wait to receive this bag in classic Black, Motty Grey, Caramel and Cement Pink.
We were also excited to see the new version of the Marcie bag in suede with braid detailing and tassel detailing. The Happy Green was a definite favourite!
Chloe shoe selection this season was incredibly strong. We loved this re-vamped open toe lace up Harper boots in luxurious Black, Blue Lagoon and Bordeaux suede
We also ordered the Miles Boots in Blue and Black suede, a good Summer-to-Winter boot for every wardrobe.
Always the first to eschew traditions and norms, Demna and Guram Gvasalia of Vetement chose to hold their SS17 collection at the start of couture fashion week in Galleries Lafayette during trading hours no less.
Before a seated crowd that wound through the iconic French department store, Vetements presented a collection based on collaboration. The brand worked with Brioni, Levi’s, Juicy Couture, Manolo Blahnik, Dr Marten’s and Comme des Garcons shirt to name a few to create a collection based on the idea that “the people who work at Vetements don’t really wear designer fashion—a lot of these are the labels they wear all the time”.After the show, we headed to the new showroom which was decorated with colourful graffiti.
Our selections from Vetements this season included an oversized, miss-buttoned shirt, a floral printed oversized ruffle dress, and a Champion printed oversized top.
We loved this STAFF Vetements hoodie!
We have also ordered the iconic Vetements re-worked denim jeans to arrive in time for Spring.
STAY TUNED FOR THE FINAL INSTALLMENT OF OUR SHOWROOM BLOG NEXT WEEK!