We have just returned from holidays in France and while there I got the chance to travel to Paris for Fashion week! For those not in the fashion industry it is almost impossible to actually get a ticket to get into any of the shows, you can barely find out where the shows are being held! But this is the closest I have been to an international fashion week so that didn’t hold me back.
Adrien’s mum, sister and I got up at the wee hour of 3:30am to drive to Bordeaux and get the train to Paris. The first show of the day was Chloe, which was the main one I wanted to see. I googled and searched trying to find information as to where the show was, then that morning on their website they announced they were broadcasting the show live online.. From the Grand Palais! So once we arrived in Paris we headed straight there. From the outside we still got to see quite a show. All the people arriving, the photographers, the atmosphere, it was all quite exciting. Here are a few of my favourite looks from Chloe. (Sorry I only had my iPhone so not the best photos!)
Sorry ladies, mum jeans are the biggest trend in denim! Also saw a few of these zip front pants.
After it seemed like everyone was inside we wandered over to the Louve, as I had read that that was where a lot of the action was. As we walked around there, we happened to find the Carven show so we watched more people (and a lot of the same people) go into this show. I even got my photo taken by French app Hackaoui! It’s a fun app where you can mix and match people’s outfits to make new outfits or “hacks”.
From there we caught the train and caught up with a friend of Adrien’s mum who had studied Fashion in New York and just moved back to Paris. We had lunch at a cute restaurant “Little Apple” (it served American style burgers) and were back on the train on our way to Balmain. (I asked a photographer at Chloe where Balmain was which he kindly told me as we would have never have found it!) It was much busier and more chaotic here, people coming from all directions. A few of my favourite looks:
Some of the chaos outside.
After that we headed back across the city and did a quick shop on the way back to the train. Then it was back to Bordeaux and back home just before midnight. It was a long day but a day I won’t forget andworth it and it was great to be able to spend it with Adrien’s mum and sister!