The biggest fashion event of the year just ended and we aren’t getting over it anytime soon! From amazing runway trends to off-stage drama, Paris Fashion Week had it all. There was a subtle metamorphosis in the standards of beauty and fashion styles seen this season. From unconventional models walking down the ramps to street styles that gave way to positive body imagery, here are some moments that made fashion news headlines:
Revoking The Runway
Paris has always been pushing the envelope to make sure new fashion trends are about more than vanity (right from banning skinny models to prevent eating disorders), and this year was no different. The last day of the fashion week saw a rather unique show curated by French entrepreneur Myriam Chalek. In an attempt to create awareness about visual impairment, blind models donned beautiful gowns and strutted down the runway with panache and confidence. They walked using a rope line to guide them and looked enchanting as ever in the trendy clothes. Moving beyond hot fashion trends and focusing on stopping discrimination in the fashion and modelling industry, the show aimed at “opening people’s minds, opening people’s hearts”.
Picture courtesy – nieuwsblad.be
Paris Fashion Week is almost synonymous with catalogue models and elaborate, pompous fashion clothes by the biggest designers. This year however, Swedish high street brand H&M brought in some new fashion styles with a fresh dose of realness. Propagating the message of beauty being independent of looks, the fashion styles were showcased by plus-sized and transgender models. It was a celebration of women and their beauty that cannot be bound by rules. In the words of the fashion label’s creative advisor Ann-Sofie Johansson, “This collection is about the strength and the beauty of women, and how we express that power through our style.”
Picture courtesy – stylecaster.com
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