My Highlights from Paris Fashion Week 2015

I will admit my ignorance: I thought fashion shows were based on the designer’s origin with the occasional outsider to mix it up. Was I wrong haha! After going through the designer listing for Paris Fashion Week, there are designers from all over the world! I think it’s also a status thing as well. Paris looks to be one of the tops in status as most of the big European fashion houses are represented. Dior looks to be the biggest French fashion house. Armani and Valentino being obvious Italian fashion houses are also represented. And a much smaller number of other foreign designers.

This explains a lot..  Paris Fashion Week is so huge! And completely impossible for little ‘ol me to cover completely. So I’ll be touching on a few big designers and some smaller ones. Let’s keep it fair ** Big Smile **

Valentino…. If it were a woman, it would probably be Jackie Kennedy or Grace Kelley. Elegance, beauty, femininity and luxury are all words I would use to describe the style..  I have to say what’s especially amazing about Valentino: Images from the show were on the website within a day or two! You just don’t see that often…  This house is a machine!

Maison Valentino Spring/Summer 2015

Maison Valentino Spring/Summer 2015

The funny thing is that another designer I follow on Instagram was also at Paris Fashion Week: Ellie Saab. I’m not there yet with being able to instantly identify one of his pieces at site. But I’m getting there!

Ellie Saab Spring/Summer 2015

Ellie Saab Spring/Summer 2015

Dior…  A French company! I would use many of the same adjectives used for Valentino as I would for Dior..  But I think Dior tends to be a bit more structured and more modern in style. Different but equally amazing! By the way..  Who is that in the background? Is that Ms. Dior herself?

Dior Spring/Summer 2015

Dior Spring/Summer 2015

Now for the smaller houses… Which is like saying Ferrari is smaller than Porsche…

Agnes B. I really like the ‘no-fuss’ wearability. A potential girlfriend *hint hint* could throw on any number of these outfits quickly and easily and look super-cute yet sophisticated.

Agnes B Spring/Summer 2015

Agnes B Spring/Summer 2015

Remember that comment about Porsche vs. Ferrari.. Here’s a perfect example: Christophe Lemaire.. Past Artistic Director for Hermès… Which is maybe why I gravitated toward his work..  Definitely a modern quality but with a freshness to it. The show certainly looked like one of the more modern and luxurious with a simplicity that’s somehow perfectly distributed. But no pictures. He’s either getting his website re-done or doesn’t have one yet. And most of the pictures I saw elsewhere aren’t very good…  It’s more common than you think to be honest.

Rochas. Going through the designer list the lead image for the Rochas show just kept saying ‘Look at me look at me!’. I wasn’t disappointed! Cute and for the modern woman. Very subtle use of color and pattern. LOVE!

Rochas Spring/Summer 2015

Rochas Spring/Summer 2015

I think ending with LOVE is good! There are certainly more designers and I didn’t even go through the Haute Couture shows… And the New York and Milan shows are equally huge. Next time, pick out the pieces that wowed me the most. This post took HOURS haha!

I have a new found respect for fashion bloggers..  I’ve photographed a few fashion shows and considering to writing about them, that’s a piece of cake. Well, with single shows. I’ve applied a few times to photograph New York Fashion Week with no avail. For that, the pace can be brutal. You’re basically running from show to show. Days being 16 – 20 hours long is not un-common!

About the author

Ricardo Gomez is a Fashion Photographer based in New York City.

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