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Vionnet layers detail into SS17 line

Vionnet layers detail into SS17 line

Vionnet focused on layering and depth in its Spring/Summer 17 line at Paris Fashion Week.

The brand impressed on the catwalk in the French capital on Wednesday evening (28Sep16) with a combination of materials and textures, presenting casualwear along with more formal attire.

Cropped and turned up blue denim jeans featured in several outfits, giving a cream cape with coloured layers underneath and a dark grey silk kimono-style top with lace and green trim all the attention. Meanwhile another model appeared ready for the warmer weather in a white long-sleeved sheer pleated dress with layers at the bottom and a collar, worn under a denim waistcoat.

Some gorgeous gowns hit the runway too, such as a dove grey dress with one sleeve and a bodice style top and a lime green tasselled gown which appeared straight out of the roaring 20s.

Vionnet didn’t ignore the sheer trend on this season’s catwalks too, sending one model out in a see-through black gown with gold stripes and high-waisted briefs underneath, but no bra. The model's modesty was covered slightly though thanks to the ruched material.

Oversized, long suit jackets gave the collection a formal feel contrasting against the use of denim, proving designer Goga can create all types of clothing. And, giving the audience an insight how much work went into her creations, the designer wrote on a tiered cloak was, ‘This piece took 194 hours to make.’

Lemaire also showed its latest pieces on Wednesday evening, with designers Christophe Lemaire and Sarah-Linh Tran opted for baggy, blown-up garments giving a larger than life effect. A leather jacket with big sleeves and a loose-fitting red dress were just some of the bizarre pieces to take to the catwalk, hiding the models figures. There were a few figure-hugging numbers though, like a knitted slip dress with a frill towards the bottom and an olive-green vest top.

Shows continue on Thursday (29Sep16), with big brands like Chloe, Carven and Balmain all presenting.

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