Paco Rabanne Capitalizes on Futurism In Spring/Summer 2017
Paris Fashion Week is bringing sexy back with each collection unveiled, and it is doing it in all its multifaceted ways. The Paco Rabanne spring/summer 2017 collection is no exception, as creative director Julien Dossena infused it with retro-futuristic, and even slightly street style-ready vibes that will surely create buzz throughout this week.
For his Paco Rabanne spring 2017 line-up, Dossena creatively blurred the boundaries between contemporary and futuristic fashion, directly drawing inspiration from both the Sixties, as seen in the silhouettes of the garments, and the Nineties, as pictured in the embellishments and cuts of most of the proposals unveiled.
Although futuristic vibes are somehow always one of the French mansion’s signature features, along with the iconic Disc-o-Rama dress, this time around Julien Dossena skillfully managed to deconstruct the futuristic motif, at times even mixing it with more contemporary staples to create a unique mix-and-matched outfit.
One of the Sixties style greatest estimators, Dossena focused on the more bon-ton part of that decade for his Paco Rabanne spring/summer 2017 collection, only to quickly interrupt it with captivating Nineties figures. Those, who were born during the Eighties and were teenagers during the Nineties, may in fact quickly notice how low-waisted most of Dossena’s trousers were, with the bellies becoming even more exposed thanks to the collection’s crop-tops.
If this collection’s very first proposals were all about (futuristic-inspired) cute dresses, the remaining staples of the line-up all exuded strong Nineties vibes, with even the miniskirts and turtleneck sweatshirts worn underneath knitted tank tops often popping out of the collection.
As for the Disc-o-Rama inspired pattern, which in the mid-Sixties surprised everyone with the ‘scandalously’ revealing metal-and thread-linked plastic embellishments, Dossena took the time to celebrate it in a sort of more deconstructed way, with the metal panels embellishing either the skirts or the tops, and the ‘revealing’ motif being used for standout staples made of a delicate mesh material.
Once again, as seen in the latest Fenty x Puma, Carven and Chloé spring/summer 2017 collections, see-through garments are at the core of this innovating Paris Fashion Week, with Julien Dossena playfully reviving these patterns with ton-sur-ton lingerie pieces.
Equally interesting is the Paco Rabanne spring/summer 2017 color palette. Julien Dossena primarily opted for black and white garments, as seen in most of the runway shows of Paris Fashion Week, too. Then, to create a sort of otherworldly dynamism, he added touches of a particularly cold-toned blue color, which inevitably made everything look even more futuristic along with the lineup’s metallic pieces.
Minuscule, yet distinctive bright pink hues functioned as a sort of bolder fil rouge that linked all the staples with one another, inevitably adding an haute couture touch to the entire collection.
As for the lineup’s future must-have staples, we bet the graphic t-shirts and hoodies with printed statements such as “future is sex” will quickly fly off the shelves as soon as the collection hits the stores.
Photos courtesy of Vogue