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March 2, 2017
By Amra Zvizdić
Photos Courtesy of Guy Laroche
Paris, France – Old school tailoring at its finest. That would be the shortest description of the new Guy Laroche collection for Fall Winter 2017/18 presented just yesterday in Paris. All black slimming outfits, famously despised by Vogue’s Anna Wintour, make a perfect contrast to fuchsia, bright blue, matte green and navy combinations.
Unlike the last year’s collection, where the high-waisted silhouette and peplums dominated the runway, the latest collection is created with low-cut trousers in rich colour palette, fitted shirts and trench coats. Instead of re-introducing double-layered skirts with elastic waists and hems, the house artistic director Adam Andrascik presents flowing satin dresses and a more eclectic take on the shirt-dress, paired with sleeveless tops in contrast colours. Fur detailing enriches the grey coat with blue collar, while white pieces create the perfect balance to this 90’s themed collection.
As a fashion house Guy Laroche has always aimed towards liberating women’s bodies and distancing its brand from the New Look. It therefore moves more towards a comfortable, understated elegance that is both refined and discreet. And over time Guy Laroche has remained true to this spirit of its beginnings.
Creations such as the coat-dress and the shirt-dress continue to be a staple in women’s wardrobes today. Andrascik does a great job in mixing together streetwise looks that could easily be transformed into business outfits. On the downside, cropped aviator jackets with faux fur collars do not seem that wearable. But, if Paris approves, so do I.