Alexis Mabille

Paris fashion week SS18 key trends

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Ease, comfort, Sports and fitness inspire the designer this season of Paris fashion week spring summer 18, where designers pull the collection from masculine to truly feminine collection.

Designers preferred the clean lineup, experimented with the layers and translucent styles also added the punch of silvery reflective fabrics for their sport and jacket collection.

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Isabel Marant

  • Isabel Marant

  • Isabel Marant

  • Isabel Marant

Isabel Marants collection had luxe vibe for her sports collection, she added the puffy sleeves at the shoulders, boiler suits, double-breasted jackets and loose thigh trousers.

The show started with crisp white: frilled shirts; ingénue broderie Anglaise minidresses; denim with circular patterns piercing the legs; a double-breasted jacket tucked into trousers that were loose on the thigh and tight at the ankle. Sporty details started to crop up.

By the midway point, the collection hit its stride, brash colors and metallic materials bringing a sporty-glam mien: boiler suits rolled down to reveal swimwear; track pants were cut from shimmery florals and paired with voluminous tops; lightweight blousons could pass for shirtdresses, and high-cut briefs had the aplomb of daring shorts.

We didn't find it is commercially viable whenever she went too high on the leg and too voluminous on the sleeve, it didn’t quite work, like wearing stilettos to the beach.

Performance water sports details — geometric banding, ripcords, even the after-effort cover-ups — were spot-on.

The designer's cool-girl formula is simply throwing things together. Her knack for tapping what’s on the streets lent sporty updates to her brand signatures of high-waisted trousers, parkas and flirty dresses.


  • Carven crop shirt jacket

  • Carven-slip dress

  • Carven- dusty coral

The design adds some of its collection with A-line volumes, based on reworked quilted Barbour jackets and polo shirts.

Few paired with pants sprinkled with couture embroidery. A cute recurrent print was based on the rooster, a symbol of France.

Ruffieux was fearless in his mix of colors, including on the fun decorative flats, with sharp red and a shot of acid green — it’s the house color, after all — surprising the overall palette of muted tones like duck blue, dusty coral, and pale yellow.

A faraway vibe also came in his use of cord piping as a drawstring to create smocking effects and structured tops with openings on the sleeves, which enhanced the overall crafty feel.

Alexis Mabille- Masculine and feminine contrast

  • Alexis Mabille

  • Alexis Mabille

  • Alexis Mabille

Masculine-feminine contrasts are a hallmark of the designer’s work. This season’s take on the idea was his best in a while, as Mabille riffed on oversized shirts and lingerie-meets-sportswear for his breezy lineup of throw-it-on dresses, spiced up with lace trimming and saucy underwear.

He also delivered plenty of stripes, plastering them on sheer shirts, satiny trench coats, and billowing shorts. That pajama?

Along with some of the masculine styles the designer add a truly feminine blue-and-white striped shirt with blue lace inserts, paired with pleated silk track pants.