It’s officially autumn. The second day of Paris Fashion Week Ready-to-Wear is in full swing and we can’t wait to see what Adam Andrascik has in store for his fourth season at the helm of Guy Laroche. Palais de Tokyo, flanked by the Eiffel Tower and the rippling fountains of the National Museum of Modern Art, is the stage.
This collection sees Andrascik take on a “less-is-more” approach with classic shapes and strong silhouettes, playing with texture, opacity and sharp lines as the main features. A recurring fabric used is an almost futuristic looking iridescent silk, with grids formed by ultra-thin cotton thread woven through, translated into shirts, high collar dresses, trousers and midi shift dresses. A gunmetal lamé also features in this collection, in effortlessly cool a-line miniskirts. There is an almost sporty feel to this season’s looks, especially as the colour palette shifts from the über-sheer dresses in petrols and shimmering pearl to the acid yellow chiffon, racer and scoop backs, and peplum mini skirts, which evoke something of a disco tennis vibe.
Transparency is a constant throughout this season’s Guy Laroche collection. While it celebrates the female form in all its glory, transparency in this years pieces offer much opportunity to combine looks together into effortless layers. The thinly woven knitwear are the perfect examples of how “simple” done impeccably will always be a staple in our wardrobes and it is this collection that reminds us of just that, despite them being the more understated pieces of this eclectic collection.