Antonin Tron started his label in early 2016 and braved the Fashion Week storm head on only a year later. It was a risk that paid well, only because his craft is not only superior but unique and striking in equal measure. Tron cuts, drapes and constructs jersey like a pottery artist moulds wet clay. It looks effortless, though involves razor-sharp precision and techniques. Jersey is unforgiving – to both designer and wearer. But Tron manipulated it to create bias-draped dresses, asymmetric hemmed skirt, shoulder framing jackets and floral Jacquard insets – he created movement with a fabric that stubbornly insists on bodycon.
On his 10th anniversary in Paris, Manish Arora showed ‘Cosmic Love’, and blew up fashion sparks all the way Mars (or is it Venus?). His designs have never been for the faint hearted or risk averse femme, and Fall 2017 is no different. Kaleidoscopic embroideries, trippy digital prints and lavish Swarovski sparkle, adorning novelty fabrics, the collection can certainly be broken down to wear one statement piece at a time – like quilted jacket, silk wraps, denim bomber, tunics and silk trousers. Another magnificent takeaway from Manish Arora’s runway was planet shaped metallic balls hanging off short chains, beaded clutch with neon tassels and heart-shaped velvet bag with metallic fringe.
Paris-based high fashion brand founded by Turkish sisters Ece and Ayşe Ege celebrated their 25th anniversary with cake motifs on striped Poplin shirt on Paris Fashion Week 2017 runway. And this is where the subtle quotient in Dice Kayek’s collection ends. Ege sisters had party on their mind with Fall 2017 collection, featuring gold accents, gilded blouse with ruffles, custom-made brocade print for jackets and skirts, and an exceptional maxi tulle skirt. Well constructed volume is a rare treat in couture, and Ege duo nailed it.
It was a celebration of oxymorons for Sébastien Meunier this season. Floating white chiffon against black leather pants, milky peach satin contained with net vest tied at the back, tiger coloured belted fur coats and flaming orange velvet pants, there was just about enough romanticism to make way for goth. Starched veils and calculated chaotic vibe added an additional tangent to Meunier’s 19th century inspired creations.