Fashion Week Favourites: Milan and Paris Fall/Winter 2017

March 09, 2017

The second half of our Fashion Week recap is here and this one brings you the best of the best from Milan and Paris! Generally speaking we found this fashion month to be full of a lot more wearable collections and neutral tones, which fits the current extremely fast pace of fashion cycles and the search for conscious, practical and everyday luxury.
Take a look at our favourite looks from the past few days:

MILAN

JIL SANDER
Minimalistic, monochromatic and accessible (even if only aesthetically). This marks the last collection for Creative Director Rodolfo Paglialunga in what has been, in our opinion, a match made in heaven.
MARNI
This was Francesco Risso's first collection for the Italian label, so the expectations were high. He delivered a varied collection with a very vintage feel to it (which we love!) and went back and forth between the sixties and the eighties when it comes to inspiration. 
MAX MARA
Loads of known faces in gorgeous coats. We loved the monochrome feels of the whole collection and how amazingly well-made everything was. 

PARIS

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN
Alexander McQueen's Sarah Burton presented us with a gorgeous fall collection without excluding the dramatic touch that MqQueen always brings to Fashion Week.
BALENCIAGA
We loved the homage some labels payed to their original designers and founders as well, like Balenciaga, whose Creative Director Demna Gvasalia took inspiration from the legendary archives of the Spanish brand.
CÉLINE
Céline's Phoebe Philo focused on everyday attired made for the modern woman of today with sleek tailored looks and has become a staple favourite for BOAW. 
CHLOÉ
Clare Waight Keller waved goodbye to Chloé in the best way possible, with a whimsical yet "it girl-like" collection with key pieces such as a mini dresses, capes and mid-heeled strap shoes.
COURRÈGES
Courrèges' Sébastien Meyer and Arnaud Vailant skipped the runway show this season but still impressed us with sporty, casual everyday staples styled on (and by) friends of the designer duo.
JACQUEMUS
Simon Porte Jacquemus continues to take over the (fashion) world, with an increasing level of popularity both online and in the press. The 27 year old showcased feminine yet tailored silhouettes with a clear inspiration in the forties and fifties. We loved the way the collection was style and predict both shoes and bag will become it items this upcoming season.
MAISON MARGIELA
John Galliano focused on classic, basic (in a good way), ready-to-wear pieces for Maison Margiela, our favourite being the (slightly) deconstructed trench coat. 
OFF-WHITE
We loved both the collection and the set. The whimsical forest ambience worked surprisingly well with the more urban feel the clothes had, and so did silky feminine fabrics with oversized coats and sneakers. 
VALENTINO
Pierpaolo Piccioli presented us with a gorgeous collection of romantic and renaissance evoking pieces. Beautifully style, we loved the accents of colours and the pink and red combo.
All pictures from: WWD
Written and Compiled by: Joana Fernandes