Paris Fashion Week was a showcase of diverse and empowering collections, celebrating feminine strength in unique ways. From Danish designer Cecilie Bahnsen’s everyday couture to Pressiat’s dark drama and Litkovska’s tailoring expertise, these collections left a lasting impression.
Cecilie Bahnsen’s Everyday Couture
As the only Danish label at Paris Fashion Week, Cecilie Bahnsen’s ‘Faraway, so close!’ collection stood out. This collection seamlessly blends delicate femininity with practicality, aiming to make couture a part of everyday life. The pieces are designed for dynamic women, perfectly complemented by black Asics sneakers adorned with delicate flowers, showcasing the brand’s versatility.
The Scandinavian influence shines through with voluptuous short chiffon dresses, puffed sleeves, and body-hugging silhouettes adorned with narrow bows. Fabrics, embroidery, tone-on-tone floral prints, and draped transparencies create a harmonious fusion. Knitwear takes center stage, adding casual elegance to the predominantly black, white, and gray palette, with hints of pink, red, or fuchsia. You can already pre-order this collection through the brand’s online store.
Pressiat’s Dark Drama
Vincent Garnier Pressiat chose the techno club Carbone to unveil his latest collection. Trained in renowned fashion houses, Pressiat’s «no-gender» show embraces dramatic styles. The collection features exaggerated «femme fatale» silhouettes, seductive divas, and versatile «working girls,» all within a black and white palette with subtle fuchsia accents. Notable pieces include oversized wool coats with corsetry details, low-rise trousers, torn denim, and kilts, creating an eclectic and captivating collection.
Litkovska’s Anticipated Revival
Litkovska returns to its roots with a focus on classic tailoring. As the only Ukrainian name at Paris Fashion Week, their collection is characterized by fluid cuts and traditional Ukrainian craftsmanship. Titled ‘Rebirth,’ this collection embodies resilience and transformation. Powerful silhouettes, inspired by the Ukrainian experience of conflict, include wide suit jackets turned into dresses, oversized jumpsuits, trench coats with fabric layering, and raffia accessories. Litkovska’s ‘Rebirth’ collection beautifully captures strength and meaning, reflecting the spirit of a resilient people.