Paris Fashion Week Diary: Spring 2016 Round-Up

Jesse Garza and Lisa Marie McComb at Prince de Galles, Paris

Jesse Garza and Lisa Marie McComb at Prince de Galles, Paris

Au revoir, Paris Fashion Week FOMO! While you get your instant updates from shows on Instagram (#pfw and #diorshow much?), we’re here to invite you to experience the full journey of what it’s like to attend some of the most sought-after events in the fashion industry.

Every time we come to Paris, we feel the excitement of that of a child approaching Disneyland. Very select retailers, buyers, bloggers, celebrities and fashion stylists get the privilege of experiencing the artistic expression of the designers’ vision. Shows, designer studio visits, dinners, parties, and meetings are all part of the game, and at some point it may feel like a grind… but not for long.

At the Alexander McQueen show, we noticed the creative director of one of our favorite store’s eyes fill with joy, almost to tears. In that moment, it was clear: Paris Fashion Week is a place where talented visionaries come together to share their gifts and transform those who get to be part of it.

We’re leaving Paris today, inspired and ready to share our gifts with all our clients back home! A special Thanks to Céline, Roland Mouret, Dior, Hermès, Lanvin and Bergdorf Goodman for making this magical trip possible.

Here it is, the recap of our Paris Fashion Week journey that you can live out vicariously!

1. No more unanswered “what is she wearing?” questions as our street style star stylist Lisa Marie McComb shares her PFW packing process and looks for every show: Lead Stylist Lisa Marie’s PWF Capsule.

Paris Fashion Week Packing

2. Chloé Spring 2016: Creative Director Clare Waight Keller delivered an airy and feminine boho chic collection with a sexy edge.

Chloe spring 2016 Paris Show

3. Lanvin Spring 2016: Staging his Spring collection like a theater production, Alber Elbaz presented quite a variety of extremes on fierce models sporting pixie cuts.

Lanvin Spring 2016 Show

The venue | Lanvin Spring 2016

4. Dior Spring 2016: A man made hill in the center of the Louvre’s Cour Carrée covered with 400,000 blue delphiniums was the entrance to the show.

Dior SS 2016 Show

Entrance | Dior Spring 2016

5. Céline’s Spring 2016 collection was a rare combination of modern-sleek with a softer sexy appeal and was staged in colorful rip-stop tent silks created by Danish artist Thomas Poulsen, aka FOS.

Celine ss 2016 Show Paris Fashion Week

Celine Spring 2016

6. Roland Mouret Spring 2016Mouret stepped outside the confines of his famous fitted dresses and showed new silhouettes with beautiful fluidity and movement. There was also the Galaxy Dress shown in a rainbow of colors to celebrate its 10th anniversary.

Roland Mouret Spring 2016

Roland Mouret Spring 2016

7. Alexander McQueen Spring 2016: The beautiful and intricate details touched on past collections but the modern silhouettes moved the brand forward.

Alexander McQueen Spring 2016

Alexander McQueen Spring 2016

8. Giambattista Valli Spring 2016: Italian designer Giambattista Valli presented ’70s romance with patterns, Art Nouveau–inspired florals and fabric mixing.

Giambattista Valli Spring 20169. Hermès Spring 2016: Set once again in the Manège Des Célestins – Garde Républicaine, Hermès transcended all trends by presenting a clean, effortless, real, wearable, ageless and timelessly chic collection.

Hermès Spring 2016 Finale

10. Chic show guests and celebrity-studded front rows.

11. VT Team’s Paris style!