Olympia Le-Tan Fall/Winter 2016-2017 RTW – PFW

Olympia Le-Tan brought her ready-to-wear fall 2016 collection to an art gallery to bring together the realms of fashion and art. Galerie Perrotin, founded by Emmanuel Perrotin in 1990, was the host of her retro- and art-inspired line, aptly named “Framed.” The crowd was one that seemed to appreciate the finer aspects of art. Provided with glasses of wine, those in attendance were given the same experience as any other art opening, but this medium was rather new for the gallery. But the choice for this particular gallery was not without its own reason. Backstage, Le-Tan disclosed, “my father exhibited in his gallery hen I was a girl.”

Olympia Le-Tan Fall/ Winter 2016-2017 RTW - Paris Fashion Week

Perrotin approached Le-Tan last year with a proposal for her to take the works of some painters the gallery represented and recreate them as clutches. After some time, this was transformed into an entire collection, which was shown as her fall line.

It was easy to spot the drive in Le-Tan’s line, as the trends in the line were consistent throughout. That would be a clear sign the designer is moved by the inspiration. A good majority of the garments were masculine in nature, and the retro vibe was turned to the max, as the line seemed to be jumping from another fashion era.

There were so many quirky trends throughout the Olympia Le-Tan fall 2016 line that breathed life into the ensembles, such as cute mismatched socks under chic lace-up booties, and disheveled hair. This amplified the retro theme, and worked to style the garments to completion.

The socks weren’t the only thing in the showing that was mismatched. Two corduroy pantsuits were half one color and half another, in the same style as the socks. The masculinity in this line was a new venture for Le-Tan, but of course there were some feminine skirts and dresses thrown in. The flirty sweetness was a bit thrown by the patterns used, in an interesting and decisive juxtaposition. There would be no better place than this art gallery to show this line.

It did seem to ebb on the side of hipster, or even “crazy cat lady” at times, but this wasn’t a bad trait. Between the messy hair and retro/hipster clothes, all that was missing was some feline companionship. Yet, despite the unruly aspects, the bright, popup prints that occasionally sprung into existence added a method to the madness. The prints were inspired by some of the designer’s favorite painters, such as the likes of David Hockney and Takashi Murakami.

Photos courtesy of Vogue

Recent Posts

The Prettiest Hairstyles For Fall

Fall is one of the most inspiring seasons. The weather gets colder so you can dress in layers, add more accessories and so on. To complete your stylish fall outfits you need chic hairstyles. Every...

Alberta Ferretti RTW Spring 2018 Collection at MFW

For Spring 2018, Alberta Ferretti decided to get out of her comfort zone and present something much different from before. The Italian designer has been in the fashion industry for most of her life, designing...

The Best Runway Looks From SS 2018 LFW

The London Fashion Week has officially ended. We had an exciting fashion week with multiple opulent shows. London welcomed some big names for the first time. The Italian designer Giorgio Armani swapped Milan for London...

The Best of Beauty From SS 2018 LFW

This year’s London Fashion Week is already over. The fashion shows left us a lot of makeup and hair trends to think about. Since having a fashion show is not only about the clothes anymore, designers...

The 7 Best Celebrity Catsuits

The most daring piece in fashion, the catsuit, is making a huge come-back. It might be a very bold choice, but it looks amazing. This sexy one-piece has been around since forever, but it became...