Fashion Week

Paris Fashion Week Street Style Spring 2017

Photos by Kristin Yamada

Paris Fashion Week Spring 2017 is in full effect, and the style in the French fashion hub phenomenal. Here are some of our favorite (shoppable!) looks from PFW so far—captured by our gimlet-eyed street-style reporter Kristin Yamada—that we plan on emulating posthaste, and here’s how we’ll do it.

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No one likes Rick Owens. If you’re into Rick Owens, you love Rick Owens. And some people who love the American-turned-Parisian designer basically live and breathe the brand.

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Fans outside the Rick Owens show in the designer’s current season looks; all crowd images by Jessa Carter

And come Fashion Week, those people make for the best kind of circuscostumes, paparazzi, paparazzi for the paparazzi, and curious onlookers who might have no idea what’s actually going on. And then, of course, Anna and Giovanna. We got thoroughly caught up in the devotees and their amazing style on Thursday afternoon before the runway presentation at Palais de Tokyo, and then we entered the show to find the most extraordinary thing: pastel feathers and gentle, sloping accents of color.

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One of the best things about Fashion Week, no matter the city, is connecting with emerging brands on their way up. The first few collections of any one career become its foundation, after all. In the case of LVMH Prize-winning designer Vejas Kruszewski, it’s a matter of “building the values of the brand.”

That’s what he told W magazine in an interview titled, in part, “Meet the Five Young Designers Shaking Up Paris Fashion Week.”

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Vejas presentation and showroom detail; all images by Jessa Carter

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When we met up with the 19-year-old Toronto-based designer a few days after his Paris presentation, he told us that those values are futurism, abstraction and utility. 

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One morning a few days back, someone heard us wishing aloud for a healthy, chic fueling station and suggested a Parisian juice cafe called Wild and the Moon. In lieu of making an actual note of it, I began following them on Instagram and promised myself to make time to follow up. By noon that day, the shop posted a picture of hands holding an aggressively healthy variation on lemonade and an orange liquid labeled “Instant Recovery.”

“FASHION WEEK ESSENTIALS,” the caption began. Now, we’re not roped in by all such claims, but this one felt real. We were outside the door within 24 hours.

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All images by Jessa Carter

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Scene Snaps: Paris, Part Deux

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Candid snaps of the street-style scene at Fashion Week spring ’17, from our Global Trend Reporter Kristin Yamada.

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While the main event is always on the runway, some shows give such good sideline action that it just can’t be ignored. Carven is like that: the neoclassic French house’s extra-special shift dresses, statement-making tops and ’60s minis inspire spirited fans who make the most of the brand’s fresh and refreshing vibe.

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All images by Jessa Carter

At the show on Thursday at the Jardin des Tuileries, it was all about the shoes in the front row. We couldn’t help ourselves; we had to document them.

Don’t worry, we totally got shots of Carven’s vividly gorgeous spring collection too.

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As discussed last season, Olivia Kim is a lunch person. Today I suggested that I had been with her a time or two when we didn’t quite have time to stop for lunch and both she and SPACE buyer Raul Becerra looked at me like my hair was on fire.

“Oh no, we always stop for lunch,” she insisted, serious as a heart attack.

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All images by Jessa Carter

It’s hard to explain just how much of a luxury that actually is. Most days are back-to-back-to-back, stacked with shows and appointments, but Olivia and her team avoid skipping the midday meal by putting lunch on the schedule every day—as if it were as important as meeting with a top designer. Because it is.

Her go-to cuisine in Paris? Not croissants, not sidewalk cafe fare, but Asian. On Thursday we put a spin on it by stopping in at a vegan joint in the Bastille neighborhood. Olivia had vegan sushi and gave us her download on the best spots for Korean, Vietnamese and more in the City of Light. 

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There was a lot to love at Isabel Marant‘s Thursday night show at the Louvre, but in the end it came down to this: wear-every-day shirtdresses, supercool jumpsuits, showstopping one-shoulder looks, hot hot minidresses and really killer short-shorts.

Isabel Marant Spring 2017

All images: Indigital Images

We’ve compiled a best-in-show look from each of those categories, and Gigi Hadid leads the way—just like she did at the actual show. The quilted style that led the procession gets our vote in the shirtdress division. Layered over jeans or on its own with a killer ankle boot? Perfection.

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Scene Snaps: Paris, Part One

paris_fw_37Candid snaps of the street-style scene at Fashion Week spring ’17, from our Global Trend Reporter Kristin Yamada.

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Paris Fashion Week Spring 2017 street style

Photos by Kristin Yamada

Paris Fashion Week Spring 2017 is up and running, and the style in the French fashion hub is unstoppable. Here are some of our favorite (shoppable!) looks from PFW so far—captured by our gimlet-eyed street-style reporter Kristin Yamada—that we plan on emulating posthaste.

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