Paris Fashion Week Day 3 is serving everything we wish for; humor, dreams and chaos.
Louis Vuitton by Virgil Abloh 2.0 impressed many… For AW19, the designer paid homage to the King of Pop on a set that looked like an NYC street. The streets, his life shifted forever Virgil says. A saxophonist began playing under a streetlight, before the first model step into the set. As the show began, Dev Hynes performed an original song “You Know What’s Good” At the end of the show, Hynes got down onto the street and started playing guitar eventually putting his guitar down and jumping on to the piano. It was whole of a sophisticated and genius performance.
After last minute appearance during couture week in July, the brand rejoined the menswear schedule, concluding a day which included shows by Rick Owens and Louis Vuitton. As the word ‘avangart’ ‘street style’ and ‘being authentic’ is the key point. As the show got underway, models with greasy curtains took to the runway in super wide-leg jeans layered with massive sweatshirts, plaid shirts, and thrifted dresses, as well as XXL hoodies, puffa jackets, and wide-shouldered blazers. Each t-shirt and hoodie had a slogan such as ‘it’s my birthday and ‘all I want is an overpriced Vestments sweatshirt’ ‘I’am vegan and I survived swine flu… And of course there was a statement to be made within messages of social problems, ’anarchy’ emblems, and, as part of an homage to a t-shirt worn by Kurt Cobain on the cover of Rolling Stone in the early 90s, as in the famous ‘Corporate magazines still suck a lot’ t-shirt.
The designer was inspired by Larry Legaspi, the man behind Kiss and girl-group Labelle’s iconic 70s looks. Following on from Rick Owens incredible SS19 womenswear show, which took place in September and saw the designer poignantly set the Parisian sky ablaze, he’s back at the city’s Palais De Tokyo to see what he has in store. Owens had been intent on using an old-Hollywood style light. Kiss’s emblematic lightning bolt appeared on layered vests of varying proportions, as worn with wide, flowing trousers crafted from bleached fuschia denim and panelled, skintight trousers. He was interested in the way the proportions made the body look stretched out. “In an era of squeamish conservatism and easy outrage, we could use a bit of flamboyance.”