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6 Apr

Our Inside View of the Guy Laroche Show; A/W 2017

tuh-duh- duh-ruh…tuh- duh-duh- ruh…tuh-duh- duh-ruh…I sat eagerly watching the girls sashay

down the runway in their final rehearsal before the show. What could they possibly be readying to

unveil ,while practising to the tune of Suzanne Vega’s Tom’s Diner and Cranberries Dreams? It

was a major throwback. All of a sudden I was cocooned into the splendour of the 90’s even before

having looked at the Fall Winter 2017 collection.


In this mode, it was clear that the aim was to convey femininity. The question remained – what was

going to be the language of the garments that would weave the Guy Laroche identity into the trend

of the era?

The dichotomy of the uber feminine and gender fluidity rides the wave of feminism, portraying a

curious image of the woman of today. At Guy Laroche, they opted for sexiness as the distinctive

backbone of elegance.


The collection proclaims to be the result of inspiration derived from the archives of Guy Laroche in

addition to two photographs, framed by Patrick Bertrand and W.Marshal; both for collections of Guy

Laroche from the year 1971 & 1972 respectively. These photographs depicted a woman in a

seductive long black crepe dress and another in a fur coat.


In the collection you will see an emphasis of clean lined bodycon dresses with plunging necklines,

turtle neck textured knits and pops of luscious pistachio green, cerulean blue, highlighter pink;

purposely staying away from classical primary shades. The patent tan-trench was a drool worthy

piece that would cement a wearer style, championing the notion of blending the old and the new.

Equal parts of allure and luxury, while delving into the past was dedicated to celebrating the female

form, yet empowering her with strong lines and flattering silhouettes. Although none of the pieces

scream out iconic or era-defining novelty, the pieces were definitely wearable. Sharp without being

minimalistic; they are precise, meticulously cut, and stream lined to revisit timeless essentials with

a modern twist.


With consumers obsessed with excess, resulting in copious amounts of wastage; a part of society

is redirecting to a capsule wardrobe. Collections like these provide plenty of ideas of how we can

actually steer away from the superfluous lifestyle and shrink the vast expanse of a trend driven

wardrobe to strong essentials; sure to keep any fashionista ahead of the style game.

By Pancham Hariharan

Video and Editing by Franck Renoir

Hosted by Maiken Lorentz

Photo Courtesy of Guy Laroche 


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