A model presents a creation by Chanel during the Women's Spring-Summer 2020 Ready-to-Wear collection fashion show at the Grand Palais in Paris, on October 1, 2019. (Photo by Christophe ARCHAMBAULT / AFP)
Fashion’s busiest month has just ended with Paris Fashion Week and we’re still drooling over the latest looks from designers in New York, London, Milan, and Paris. This season, we’re given a different take on the power suit as various brands showcased the perennial trend with shorts (good ol’ Bermuda shorts, that is), instead of the usual trousers.
At Dolce & Gabbana, Domenico Dolce and Steffano Gabbana transported guests to the Sicilian jungle with a myriad of animal and tropical prints, textures, and vibrant hues amid a backdrop of lush greenery. At Chanel, Virginie Viard’s first ready-to-wear collection featured pieces that would cater to the younger Chanel woman. Inspired by the Nouvelle Vague (“New Wave”), her collection was pared-down save for the emphasis on silhouettes and the house’s trademark tweeds.
At Givenchy, Clare Waight Keller chose to focus on women as individuals rather than opt for one particular theme to embody the Givenchy woman. Her collection not only featured ’90s-inspired pieces, but also made use of upcycled denim as a nod to sustainability. At Max Mara, utilitarian silhouettes came in both the usual monochromatic hues as well as pretty pastels for a look that’s sleek and polished.
Sportmax‘s seaside-inspired show made way for asymmetrical details and leather accents on tailored pieces and billowy silhouettes — lending a juxtaposition of lightness and rigidity. At Altuzarra, Joseph Altuzarra combined tailoring and crafty elements through various knits, patchworks, and slim ’70s silhouettes.
With all the runway looks and street style inspos giving this wardrobe staple a polished redo, one thing’s for sure, it’s time to resurrect those Bermuda shorts hiding in the recesses of your closet.
Cover image: Chanel Spring/Summer 2020 (Photo by Christophe Archambault/ AFP)