Paris Fashion Week SS 2016 part VII : Agnès b.

Hi guys !

I was invited to the Agnès b. fashion show which took place at the Palais de Tokyo, on Tuesday. First I must tell you I feel a special affection for the brand. A sort of nostalgic feeling overwhelmed me actually, because I know it very well. I remember I used to see her name in beauty catalogues my mother received when I was a little girl. It is really part of my childhood. Naturally I got some of my very first make-up products from her when I was around fifteen. Then, when I settled in Clermont-Ferrand for my studies, I discovered her clothes were sold at the Galeries Lafayette. Each time I go I like taking a few minutes to look at their selection. I always find cool stuff, bright and colorful garments with cute prints and vintage cuts.

So what about her spring 2016 show ? It opened with a short film about Agnès’ career. We saw old pictures and interviews in which she explains her take on fashion and style. She launched her label forty years ago and kept the very same philosophy all the way through. She states “from decade to decade, I did not make “fashion” rather I’ve always tried to create a style, the agnès b. style.”. This fashion show “reflect[s] this linear and determined creation that gives the clothes their simple and pure lines and makes them, [she thinks], timeless”. Attitude prevails.

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Vintage is the key-word of this new collection. She knows how to deal with this style of clothes and makes them super attractive and fun at the same time.

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I adore the first two dresses. Some will say it is sleepwear, I say I’d wear it all day long. The cut is amazing, the V-neckline is very feminine and chic. I think all of the shirt dresses she showed us are great, like the blue and red in the ninth picture. She takes us back to the ninties with teddy jackets and buttoned-down dresses. Jumsuits and tuxedos are part of the show too. As for the colors, the range is large : black and grey will please classical style lovers, while vibrant red, orange, emerald green and electric blue will catch the attention of the others. Prints waver between geometric and naturescapes coming  straight from paintings. The show closed with three white “wedding” gowns. Each has its own cut, but they have a close-fitting top and larger bottom in common. The accessories are adorable : I love floral crowns and I’m glad to see this on the runway ! The very last one is adorned with a wide collar, alluding to flowers petals, making the model look like a monarch.

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Merci pour le collier ❤

That was a really good collection with awesome vintage vibes ! This whole story around her forty years in the fashion industry confers a genuine depth, a meaning to the whole show. A special website has been put online at this occasion. You will find everything you need to know about her story in fashion and highlights about her favorite things, from rock’n’roll to art.

Discover the full collection here.

What do you think about her collection ? Did you enjoy it as much as I did ?

xx

Emmanuelle

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