Guy Laroche RTW F/W 2017/18

Old-school tailoring at its finest. That would be the shortest description of Guy Laroche Fall 2017 collection presented today in Paris. All black slimming outfits, famously despised by Vogue’s editor in chief, 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 of low-cut trousers in rich color palette, fitted shirts and trench coats. Instead of re-introducing double-layered skirts with elasticated waists and hems, Adam Andrascik presented flowy satin dresses and more eclectic take on the shirt-dress, paired with sleeveless tops in contrast colors. Fur detailing enriched the grey coat with blue collaring, while white pieces created the perfect balance to this 90’s themed collection.

As a fashion house that always aimed towards liberating women’s bodies and distancing its brand from the New Look towards a comfortable, understated elegance, both refined and discreet, Guy Laroche remained true to the 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.

‘The make-up for Guy Laroche this season is chic simplicity personified’, says key make-up artist Kabuki. ‘The girls are fresh faced and healthy-looking with bronzed skin and clear lip gloss as focal point.’Indeed, Kabuki known for his magical touch ups, managed to take away paleness while using peach palette for the eyes and bronze powder to achieve that I-just-got-back-from-a-holiday look. In order to emphasize the cheeks, and upper part of the face, he opted for light peach and clear gloss for lips. Where the natural lip colour was too pronounced, a neutralizing was added under the gloss to maintain visual consistency on the runway.

Odile Gilbert, France’s most celebrated female hair stylist and the only woman from that profession to have received the French honor, Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, was in charge for the hair. The entire look was in order with the 90’s theme, slick and straight. Headbands were created from the model hair.

In the gallery bellow, check out some of the amazing photos made in Guy Laroche backstage by Alexander Kozhin, my dear friend and a fashion photographer from Backstage Fashion Week.