“Whoever does not visit Paris regularly will never really be elegant”, once said Honoré de Balzac. Having lived most of his life in the French capital, one of the greatest novelists of France could not have been wrong. Paris is the epitome of the elegant, and after all, it is the city, which is often referred as “the fashion capital of the world”. And today, after journeying all around the world all the way from New York to Milan, the eyes of fashionista public turn to Paris for the next “fashion feast” on our list called Paris Fashion Week and we are going to present you some of the most interesting and elegant looks from the French catwalks in the upcoming 9 days, starting from the elegant Guy Laroche spring/summer 2015 collection, designed by Marcel Marongiu, who has been the artistic director of the brand since 2007.
For the Guy Laroche spring/summer 2015 collection the designer had mainly used blue, maroon and beige at the first part of the show. The pieces looked simple and very well-cut. The collection featured very delicate halter strap dresses in blue/maroon and beige with wide belts, dark blue jumpsuits with open backs, high waisted dark blue trousers with matching bikini tops with wide straps, classic high waisted shorts with matching jackets with notched necklines.
For the second part of the show Marongiu had used a lighter shade of blue and combined it with white creating very elegant and subtle pieces. First we had high waisted pencil skirts (note the side zippers running from the waist to the hem) in blue and white paired with long-sleeved and also sleeveless lacy collared shirts, zip-up knee length long-sleeved dresses with and without collars, then with the addition of bright yellow we saw high waisted pants and pencil skirts in yellow and blue snakeskin print paired with small tops and jackets in dark blue (which were actually “shoulder robed”, and not actually worn), high waisted shorts again in the same print paired with short-sleeved see-through tops and so on. The blue and yellow snakeskin had also been used in designing zip up sleeveless dresses and V-neck dresses with small cutouts up on the front.
The last part of the Guy Laroche spring/summer 2015 collection show presented us interesting combinations of straight beige pants with white and yellow diagonally strapped tank tops, rather flowy deep V-neck spaghetti strap satin dresses in yellow and maroon-white. The designer also didn’t forget about floral patterns, which he had scattered on black backdrop creating very effective pieces thanks to the contrast.
The footwear from the new Guy Laroche spring/summer 2015 collection consisted in high heeled sandals with very interesting straps going all the way behind the heels.
With his new spring 2015 collection, Marcel Marongiu had managed to created memorable and timeless pieces not using too many colors and textures or intricate layering. They were simple and utterly gorgeous in their simplicity!
Photos courtesy of Vogue UK