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“My job as a designer is doing something where you can see the love and the work”, says Julien Dossena, the designer behind the fabulous Paco Rabanne Fall 2019 collection.
Paco Rabanne, French fashion’s “enfant terrible”, and his futuristic chainmail looks that made the Basque designer famous back in the ’60s, have been revamped and put back in the spotlight by Dossena with his contemporary sportswear and sleek suits with beautiful prints. And from what we see on Instagram and in the streets, the revived fashion house is a hot brand again. The most stylish women were carrying Paco Rabanne’s iconic metal-chain handbags during the latest Fashion Weeks, and sales doubled last year.
The PlayStation-addicted designer worked for four years at Balenciaga with Nicolas Ghesquière before joining Paco Rabanne in 2014. He explained that he was searching for beauty and asked himself “what does glamour mean and how can you contextualise it in a contemporary way?”. The answer was the fabulous looks with a feeling of Golden Age Hollywood meets the Eighties that we saw - in awe - in his fall 19 collection for Paco Rabanne.
Rabanne’s signature metallic look is still present in this collection, but with a more contemporary take, as the silver metal mesh gown with a big flower at the neck. The sparkling crystal net dresses and skirts worn layered over black bodysuits or floral dresses are as glam as it gets. The mix of patterns and opulent fabrics as velvet and satin, sparkling embroideries and crystals, gowns with short skirts and dramatic long trains make this collection totally Red-Carpet worthy.
We’re obsessing over the Art-Deco wave pattern garments paired with dark florals (one of the main trends for fall), leopard, snakeskin and gold and black animal prints. And if that weren’t enough, the models wore black patterned tights and bejewelled Mary Janes.
The designers achieved perfect balance in every outfit. Gowns were worn with cowboy boots to add modernity to the ultra-glamorous numbers. Dossena embellished masculine looks with feminine decorative elements. Military-style jackets came with rich gold embroidery, the tuxedo had sparkling bejewelled buttons and dark dresses were adorned with bright crystal brooches.
All in all, a collection to fall in love with!