Runway Review: Paul & Joe Spring 2015

The seventies trend swept the runways of Paris this season, but nowhere more so than at Paul & Joe, where paisley, fringe, and floppy hats had viewers dreaming of the pre-disco days. As with most collections from Paul & Joe, so many of the pieces shown would be easily absorbed into any wardrobe.  Taken out of the context of the show’s head-to-toe hippie chic styling, the high-wasted shorts and flared trousers shown are adaptable staples, for example.  The floaty, printed chiffon maxi dresses would make for a fashionable, head-turning entrance at any party, and the prints selected by creative director Sophie Mechaly add instantParisienne charm to an ensemble. The owl motif that was playfully incorporated into several designs added a girlish touch to an already young and carefree collection.  Particularly lovely looks came towards the end of the show, when Mechaly sent out pieces comprised of white organza and eyelet lace. These looks would make for timeless spring classics, cherished by the bohemian Paul & Joe customer.

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A fashion stylist, event designer, and style writer, Lucas Somoza has a keen eye for all things beautiful. Based in Paris, Lucas regularly collaborates with Olivia throughout Paris Fashion Week, producing editorials and contributing reviews of designer collections. You can follow Lucas on Instagram at @LucasSomoza.