Paris Fashion Week Round-up

Hello all,

It’s been a little while since we have spoken so I thought it would be great to do another round-up.

Paris Fashion Week was an amazing way to end this vibrant, politically charged, creative, thought-provoking season.

On my Instagram, I have been posting about my Paris Fashion Week Favourites but for this Round-Up, Let’s just start from the beginning!

Lanvin provided a visual feast that was palatable for all. Nothing too shocking or too out-there but so beautiful and classy. Classy and debonaire clothing is what Lanvin seems to do best.

Paco Rabanne – Usually my favourite for fragrance – dominating Fashion week!

2013 was the year that Chainmail died… well when creative director Julien Dossena did it, he brought it back. With asymmetrical cuts, off the shoulders, mid-lengths and draped material, Dossena breathed new life into this once old fad. The whole collection had a cohesive fun yet sophisticated look running throughout.

Up next: BALMAIN

Olivier Rousteing did it again. I can’t wait to see this collection at Red Carpets as well.

With dark patterns and prints, this collection has quickly become one that cannot be forgotten. The striking shapes and animal prints resemble that of a warrior woman. This whole collection draws from the beautiful strength of women and I have to say it is one of my favourite Balmain Collections to date.

Mugler maintained his trademark Angel-Bottle Star shape throughout his various designs.

The concept of deconstrcuted constellations ran throughout the whole collection whether that was in print, structure or design.

Now to one of my favourite designers of all time (As I always reiterate) Elie Saab!

This collection deserves the name Poetry In Motion. The beautifully exquisite dark romantisist theme brings the whole collection together making it wearable for the highstreet but still the brilliant and beautiful couture vibe that we all know and Love from Elie Saab.

H&M Studio put on a brilliant show feature The Weeknd performing and releasing his new line with H&M.

A show all about love, with interesting shapes and colours on the runway. A very fun runway show to watch and I’ sure it would have been fun to take part in too!

And lastly, we will end with something truly interstellar, Chanel!

So many amazing details at this show and what better way to end a show than having a rocket launch?

And that’s my Paris Fashion Week Round-up, I hope you enjoyed reading it and for more head to my social to find out my absolute favourites.

Victoryforu

Victorious Everyday

 

Oxford Fashion Studio: Paris Collection Round-up

Oxford Fashion Studio’s runway shows have come to an end but the season was absolutely sensational with fabulous designers like Annie Chou, Prodigal Daughter and Nissreen Ghazy.

Let’s take a look back to some of the amazing designs that were presented in New York, London and most recently and more so in this blog post, Paris!

One of the first exclusive from the Paris Collections was an interesting and striking collection by Selma Cilek called Casual Diva.

This was exclusively shown earlier than any other show at 2:45pm and definitely turned heads with the attention to detail.

Kicking off the first show was Madame Mode!

The fabulous flared trend is definitely coming back this season so look out for it a lot more.

The emphasised collar is also very striking and appealing.

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Such a fabulous dress from Nissreen Ghazy. Eygptian designer Ghazy creates amazing bridal pieces that any bride would feel like a princess in.


Oxford Fashion Studio truly took Paris by storm and completely stole the show.

For more images from the Paris event, head to Oxford Fashion Studio’s Instagram.

And for more Oxford Fashion Studio interviews, keep it locked here to Victoryforu Fashion. They’ll be coming soon than you think.

Victoryforu

Victorious Everyday

OFS Paris Fashion Week Interview with Olli Turunen of Vejits

 

Vejits is a fashion brand that has a natural Nordic & Asian touch. I had the opportunity to sit down with one of the designers, Olli Turunen, and to speak to him about his latest collection that was at Oxford Fashion Studio’s Paris Collections at Paris Fashion Week.

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Why have you chosen Oxford Fashion Studio to showcase your amazing designs?

This is now the second time, we were last year in New York and it was a good
experience for us. Now we like to aim more in the European market.

What was the inspiration behind this collection?

Our inspiration was flowers which are blossoming in the garden and
Hermes and David statues. The concept of this collection is chic and
romantic using lace& silk fabric with embroidered details of Roman
sculptures.

Who’s the target audience for this collection?

Our target group is people who are following trends and are willing to
wear.

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What is your brand ethos?

We know exactly where our clothes come from and how the materials have been made.

What made you into the designer that you are today?

It’s a long path. I would say that we have had the courage to try different
styles and materials. Always researching and keeping our senses open all
the time.

What mistakes have you made and what have you learned from them?

Some wrong choices with fabrics and also size & silhouette mistakes has
been done. So I still need to learn more…

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What other designers do you aspire to be as successful as?

D&G!

If you could put your designs on any celebrity, which would you choose and why?

Anna Della Russo –  She has a unique style and she is very confident so she could carry all these outfits.

When you are asked, “What is Fashion?” What is the first thing that comes to mind?

Fashion is style and the way you emphasise your personality.

What is your go-to outfit/ What is your signature style?

Comfortable shoes, jeans and a nice pullover, especially in Winter time.

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What is the motivation/inspiration behind your Fashion Career?

Creating clothes which will give joy to people.

If you were to start your life over again, would you change anything?

No.

What advice would you give to an up and coming designer?

Have courage, follow your ideas and dreams

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What is next for you and your brand?

Trying to sell our SS17 collection to the shops and meet buyers.

Is there anything you would like to say to Oxford Fashion Studio?

It would be great if they can get together designers & buyers in these
cities.


It was a pleasure to interview Olli and I hope that Vejits has plenty of success in the future.

Oxford Fashion Week is next in the Oxford Fashion Studio season. Be sure to get your tickets nice and early.

Victoryforu

Victorious Everyday