Metallics rule at the recently concluded Paris Fashion Week Spring Summer 2017
Balmain army shed its armour and became one of the SS17 highlights thanks to its chainmail, va va voom dresses. Olivier Rousteing showed sequinned encrusted, graphic evening wear, which will be the toast of the caviar circle come awards season.
Alexandre Vauthier treated his black rock chick outfits with gold hardware accents and Haider Ackermann paired a crisp white shirt with a pair of two-toned metallic trousers. Elie Saab‘s gold tuxedo stood out and so did a racy, sports-inspired Mugler number.
Anthony Vaccarello at YSL struck a delicate balance in staying true to his core aesthetic, revisiting the label’s hallowed archive and taking forward his predecessor Hedi Slimane‘s glam rock sensibility. His array of shiny leather dresses, gold lame skirts and embellished one-shoulder tops worn with long fringed dangler earrings – screamed the quintessential femme fatale.