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Here, Whitewall gives one last recap OF the Fall/Winter 2019 presentations that were seen during Paris Fashion Week, including those from Mulberry, Loewe, and Tommy Hilfiger.
Looking pretty in prints for the Fall/Winter 2019 season, Mulberry gave us a collection that offered modern takes on the British wardrobe. Clean lines and traditional tailoring paid tribute to the city’s Saville Row, often paired with quintessential British plaid and loafers. Prints dominated the collection in a varied palette, including sky blue, mustard yellow, deep burgundy, and a bright red. Menswear staples like suits and overcoats had feminine qualities—softened silhouettes, and the additions of belts, lace, and florals. Punk influences were also seen in a detail like metal grommets, which trimmed skirt endings, were fastened onto belts, and covered the surfaces of shoes and handbags. Highlights included: the burgundy plaid skirt suit with a fur collar, worn with heeled loafers and bright blue tights; and a matching floral duo of pants and a blouse, styled with a thick leather belt and a green plaid jacket worn with a scarf reminiscent of a men’s necktie.
Loewe presented its new designs in a show space with a glossy black herringbone floor and a collection of miniature portraits from the 16th and 17th centuries. Gently mimicking the integrity of the tiny portraits (which included a range of post-restoration works of figures, both famous and unknown), the collection featured a series of sloping silhouettes with elevated details and an air of classicism. Materials like satin, smooth leather, and organza created dresses with butterfly hemlines, jackets with belled sleeves, and blouses with frilled neckerchiefs. Made for the chance of inclement weather, the collection included densely constructed garments and layered styles, including looks like a long pea coat paired with a suit jacket and amply-cut jeans. Prints and patterns remained simple and classic (like a white dress with textured knit stripes, or a checkerboard coat with leather-trimmed sleeves), while materials and textures intermingled with additional elements of loose-hanging straps and ribbons. What we loved? The skull caps with wings (inspired by mid-century Coret millinery) and the feathered hats accompanying most of the looks.
Tommy Hilfiger debuted its first collaboration with pop icon Zendaya with a presentation entitled “Tommy x Zendaya”–seen with a retro sign at the show accompanied with a glowing disco-evocative runway. Featuring a star cast of all ages, colors, and sizes (including names like Grace Jones, Pat Cleveland, Jourdan Dunn, and Winnie Harlow), the show paid tribute to the free-spirited culture and icons of the 1970s, while celebrating the optimism and power of today’s women. Bearing the same inspirations, the collection highlighted bright colors, bold prints, and some of the most iconic styles of the 70s. There were jumpsuits, halter tops, plenty of denim, and bell bottoms galore. Things we’re still reminiscing about were the timeless pairings of shorts and collared button-ups, the rainbow psychedelic print that covered several different garments, and the selection of sparkling jumpsuits.