With a soundtrack that really spoke for the clothes and probably left those who were attending the show in a dancing mode, the Paul & Joe spring/summer 2017 ready-to-wear collection got finally unveiled at Paris Fashion Week, treating us to an eclectically revisited street style.
This year celebrating Paul & Joe’s 20th anniversary, founder and creative director Sophie Mechaly couldn’t, of course, refrain from celebrating such an amazing milestone with a fresh and dynamic 37-piece collection, which will surely particularly appeal to those, who are looking for versatile and wearable pieces that, however, exude strong high fashion vibes.
Mechaly, who never misses a chance to remind us that her label is constantly evolving and renovating its motifs, made some major changes to her renowned layered styles and big printed designs, letting almost solely floral and striped patterns, along with overall relaxed lines, dominate the scene.
The Paul & Joe spring/summer 2017 collection is, in fact, definitely closer to loungewear than ever before, with nostalgic motifs from the mid Nineties popping out here and there. Paul & Joe ‘was born’ in 1996, and Mechaly filtered some of the most notorious and fashionable Nineties-inspired staples through a more contemporary, Paul & Joe-approved lens.
Long-sleeved shirts worn underneath t-shirts got thus paired with total white outfits and even embellished with conceptual, oversized cuts, while loungewear-inspired coats got reinvented into minimalistic wrapped dresses. Mechaly even paired a long floral layered dress with a pair of striped trousers in a combination that those who were teenagers during the late Nineties may remember as the ultimate fancy outfit.
Aside from the strong loungewear styles, the collection also featured summer-ready street-wear staples, translated either to shyly sensual flowly lines, or more captivating total black figures.
Pants cropped at the keens, light blue workwear-inspired jumpsuits and exaggerated flared dresses got alternated with color-blocked striped tops, varsity jackets and super low-waisted palazzo pants. Of course, sleeveless lightweight shirts made their glorious appearance along with edgy super miniskirts too.
Abstract floral motifs then softened up the workwear-inspired staples, introducing us to the Paul & Joes spring/summer 2017 collection’s most cheerful pieces. Shredded jeans with starry motifs, cropped shirts and rainbow-sequined patterns literally lightened the collection up, and we bet they will particularly appeal to Paul & Joe’s younger audience.
To hit it big, Mechaly then left her most sensually grunge-inspired staples for the runway show’s finale, which mesmerized us with mannish striped suits, boxy t-shirts and dynamic slip dresses.
Last but not least, we specifically recommend having a look at the collection’s accessory line, as Mechaly particularly made sure all of her shoes, hats and handbags could be as cozy as edgy.
Photos courtesy of Vogue