Paris Fashion Week Spring18

PFW Main 2When we arrived in the French capital, Paris Fashion Week was about to begin. You can imagine my delight when I received invitations to attend a few runway shows. It was my first season and after experiencing New York and London Fashion Week, I couldn’t wait to see what Paris had in store.

One of the most wonderful things about the shows in Paris are the exquisite buildings they take place in. Our appointments took us all over the city, giving us the opportunity to explore so many beautiful places in Paris, and see some incredible fashion.2F8A4885PFW 92F8A5051 PFW 112F8A4977PFW 62F8A4974After a morning café au lait and croissant at we made our way over to Place des Vosges, located in Le Marais. There was a beautiful courtyard and water fountain outside Galerie Nikki Diana Marquardt, where the runway show took place. We were ushered inside the gallery by the PR team and seated front row (eek!) for the PASKAL Spring 2018 collection presentation.

PFW 2Lattes in ParisPFW 1PASKAL is known for their intricate laser cutting techniques and delicate silhouettes. Designer Julie Paskal created her brand in 2013 after graduating with a degree in architecture. Originally from the Ukraine, PASKAL has been showcasing in Paris since 2016. Her collections have been very well received and various pieces have been featured in windows of Colette.

We couldn’t have asked for a better way to begin Paris fashion week. The laser cutting technique by PASKAL is so distinctive and created the most interesting silhouettes. The collection was called ‘Head in the Clouds’ and played with different fabric weights and cuts. Describing her style as ‘fluent in shapes, lines and structures,’ the pieces floated down the runway in pretty sorbet colours. The shades were reminiscent of the colours you would find in a sunset. PASKAL now has over 50 stockists globally including Net-a-Porter.

PFW 3PFW 4Our next show location was near The Louvre, at the École des Beaux-Arts (National School of Fine Arts.) When we took our seats, we knew we were about to see something special. Anrealage, by Japanese designer Kunihiko Morinaga was inspired by Power. His innovative use of technology, incorporated with street style vibes created a really interesting and exciting collection.

The silhouettes were architectural and draped, creating soft and exaggerated shapes. Each garment looked like a piece of art, accessorized with the coolest pair of white sneakers. One of the standout features in the collection was the use of tape to form criss-crossed, checked and argyle patterns on transparent fabrics. I loved all the bouffant sleeves and delicate fabrics, which still evoked power dressing.

For the final looks, the lights were shut off. The models strutted down the pitch black runway, before the garments, made out of fluorescent ‘mechanochromic’ fabrics, lit up, illuminating the show space. It was a cool juxtaposition to be inside a beautiful, old building in the centre of Paris, watching the latest style in Japanese fashion, literally glow. An incredible showcase that was futuristic, and really fun.2F8A4942PFW 5AnrealgeI departed our last show beaming. I’m a girl who always aspired to attend runway shows in major cities, and my first time at Paris Fashion Week was just as magical as I envisioned. As we passed the Louvre on our way to dinner, I posed for a few last minute photos. Capturing a very happy moment I will always remember fondly.

 

 

  • Courtney Hardy

    It looks so fun! I love all the images you got.
    http://sugarcoatedbears.blogspot.com/

    • Thank you Courtney!

  • It’s my dream to go to Paris Fashion Week. You look so pretty and I love all of your pics from the shows!

    Jennifer
    Effortlessly Sophisticated

    • Ahhh thank you Jennifer! It was definitely a dream come true. I hope you’re able to attend one day too xo

  • So amazing, I would love to visit Paris Fashion Week! You look so chic!
    xo Annie
    New England Romance

    • Thank you Annie! It was SO much fun. I hope I can go back again soon xo

  • Rach

    That is incredible that you were in Paris Fashion Week! Loved your outfit!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

    • Thank you Rach! It was such an incredible experience. Hope you’re having a great week so far xo

  • What gorgeous shows!! Plus how exciting you sat front row. Amazing!! So glad you were able to experience this + you look absolutely darling too. Love what you wore!! xo

    http://www.girlandcloset.com

    • Ah Veronika, it was INCREDIBLE!! We had such an amazing time. It was so awesome to have Jonathon next to me the whole time 🙂

  • Violette

    I hope you had a great time and fun at the fashion week! It looked so exciting!

    http://violettedaily.com

    • Ah I love your city SO much!
      I had a wonderful time at PFW – I can’t wait to come back. Hopefully in the Fall xo

  • I have been dreaming about going to Paris for FOREVER and these photos just make me want to go even more! This looks amazing!

    -Emily | http://www.East91Blog.com

    • AH Paris is so wonderful, all year round. It’s just a dream to take photos of.
      Hope you’re able to get there soon – be sure to hit me up for cafe recos 🙂
      Lyndi xo

      • Awww you’re so sweet! I definitely will when I find myself in town. 🙂

  • WhatWouldVWear

    Gorgeous, love! PFW is a dream and you looked amazing

    xoxo, Vanessa
    http://www.WhatWouldVWear.com

    • Thank you Vanessa! I was definitely a dream come true to attend Paris Fashion Week
      Hope you’re having a lovely week so far xo

  • Olga Federico

    That dress looks amazing!Wonderful pictures:-)

    http://www.lostindaydreams.com/

  • So many cool photos! I love that dress on you.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Thank you Amy Ann! It was such a wonderful experience. Paris is so much fun to photograph :0

  • Ashon

    Omg! Love all these pictures and you look so chic and comfortable in all black outfit! PFW is a dream, I would love to go one day.

    Many Regards Ashon
    http://ashonfashionary.com/get-your-spring-wardrobe-ready-with-shein/

    • Thank you Ashon! It was such a wonderful experience. Appreciate you stopping by Style Calling xo

  • Ahhh such a lovely experience! I wish I could go to PFW haha! You look gorgeous in your LBD 🙂 It’s so chic! Absolutely love it!
    Vivian x
    http://www.viviantse.net

    • Thank you Vivian! It was such a wonderful experience.
      Happy weekend xo

  • what a beautiful collection… all the details are so gorgeous!! And it sounds like you had such a great time at PFW (so jelly)

    https://annicklau.com

    • Thank you Annick! The shows were SO good. We had a wonderful time.
      Appreciate you stopping by Style Calling 🙂

  • I’ve never heard of this brand! They make such gorgeous pieces! How cool you got to sit and see it all. Always so jealous of everyone at PFW. 🙂

    -Emily http://www.coatandcoffee.com

    • AH Emily it was such a cool experience. Paris is such a beautiful city to explore. Fashion Week took us all over the city, which made the experience even better 🙂

      • So neat! Definitely cannot wait to visit Paris again… 🙂

  • Dominique

    I dream of going to PFW one season, thank you so much for sharing your experience hunny xx

    http://www.thatnewdress.com

    • Ah Dominique, it was definitely a dream come true! Paris is so magical, any time of year.
      Hope you have a lovely weekend xo

  • Zorica

    Omg that is such a nice experience. I can tell you’ve had a blast.
    xx
    https://theonethattravels.wordpress.com/

    • Yes we did! It was such a cool experience.

      Thank you for stopping by Style Calling xo

  • Amazing post! It must be an amazing feeling to be a part of such a great fashion event! Thanks for sharing your emotions and roundup with us.

    XO

    Daria

    http://www.dbkstylez.com

    • Thank you Daria! It was such an incredible experience – I had fun putting this post together 🙂

  • Thanks so much for sharing this! The collection looks amazing and I love your outfit!

    Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

    • Thank you Gemma!
      Hope you have a lovely weekend xo

  • It looks like you had a wonderful time at PFW! Paris in itself is a style icon 🙂 You look beautiful.

    Laura xo
    http://www.shehearts.net

  • Oh wow, there’s so much to look at and admire in this Parisian post! You look lovely in all-black, those slip-ons are so perfect. Happy to hear you left PFW a very happy girl!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice | Worldwide Giveaway: £200 Voucher Fenn Wright Manson! (designer womenswear) x

    • Thank you so much Gabrielle! It was such a fun day. Paris is always a good idea
      Lyndi xo

  • Babe you look fabulous, love the all black outfit, perfect for Paris !

    http://www.pardonmyobsession.com/

    • Thank you! I hope to come back to beautiful Paris next season 🙂

  • I bet it was so much fun to go to these shows! Love the pastel colours in the first show x

    Jenny | Luxestyle

    • Ah that pastel show, PASKAL was incredible! Their collection was beautiful.
      Thank you for stopping by Style Calling 🙂

  • These shows must have been magical! Lucky you! Also, love your outfit, so classy! <3

    xx

    Claire from Dresscape
    http://www.dresscape.com

    • It really was magical! I feel very lucky to have attended PFW.
      Thank you for stopping by Style Calling Claire

  • Oooh so much fun and what an amazing experience. I love your outfit too – very chic x

    franklyflawless.com

    • Thank you so much! It was an incredible experience

  • Nikki Living-Life

    Such an incredible front row experience. Thank you so much for sharing. The PASKAL collection looks beautiful. Love the colors. I also adore your dress. You looked tres chic darling.

    Xx
    Nikki
    http://www.nikkilivinglife.com

    • Thank you Nikki! That PASKAL collection was incredible.

  • Belén Martín

    That is incredible that you were in Paris Fashion Week
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