Vionnet's dreamy draping hits Paris Fashion Week
Vionnet's Spring/Summer 16 collection focused on nude tones and sheer fabrics at Paris Fashion Week.
The French fashion house showcased an array of long, flowing gowns in white, cream and nude hues in the French capital on Wednesday (Sept3015).
The dresses were draped and pleated delicately across the models bodies, while tops featured floor-length pleated panels down the front. Pairing them with pants gave a nod to evening modernity.
For another twist, designer Hussein Chalayan, who has collaborated with the brand's creative director Goga Ashkenazi on the collection, added sheer full body capes to many of the ensembles.
Metallic finishes and black hues with cut out panels also featured in the range, while calf length strapped sandals were a popular choice for many of the models.
In stark contrast to Vionnet's display, Alexis Mabille put on a colourful presentation with his new collection. Vibrant colours such as coral, fuchsia and turquoise all featured prominently on his catwalk.
The French designer was inspired by a watermelon cocktail called the Sandia Smash when dreaming up the range. Other influences included the drawings of artists Mose Tolliver and Alekos Fassianos, for his naïf watermelon print.
A red sweatshirt featured an embroidered semi-circle of black pips and was worn with a silk skirt in a vivid coral shade.
Colour-blocking featured heavily on the runway, with a peach and coral top featuring an oversized bow at the waist being paired with a bright green full length skirt which featured thigh high splits.
Shirtdresses, lace-trimmed blouses, playsuits and high-waisted crepe pants all made a prominent presence. While some dresses stuck to one bold tone, others combined multiple shades. A layered crochet style dress started with a green ruffle and worked its way through blues and oranges before finishing with a hot pink trim.
Shows continue in Paris today (01Oct15) with the likes of Chloé and Carven showing.