Glasses from Paris Fashion Week 2019

25 January 2019

Balmain, Paris Fashion Week 2019 Photo credit Filipo Fior

Accessories are becoming a major element of runway shows. Until recently it was mostly about purses and shoes, sometimes about glasses. But this year sunglasses have become an important element of all frontal collections.

Ellie Saab Paris Fashion Week 2019 /Photo credit Alessandro Lucioni

This week is about haute couture which means the creativity of fashion designers are at the peak. Paris Fashion Week, usually held at the end of January, sets the tone for design direction of the brand for the entire year. Our analysis shows that sunglasses are splitting between very large and huge to very small. Since everyone already has the medium size, then the other two should follow. Note, when I say huge, I mean gigantic, enormous and half of your face kind of size.

Vogue magazine picked top ten collections that are believed to be the biggest trendsetters for the year. Among famous Valentino, Louis Vuitton and Balenciaga some less known to general public Maison Margiela, Rick Owens, and Dries Van Noten.

Maison Margiela hired John Galliano who debuted his first collection at the Paris Fashion Week. John Galliano is world known designer who worked for Dior for almost 20 years and then was famously fired for racist and anti-Semitic remarks. Having had a second chance at Oscar de la Renta in New York, Galliano once again became a point of controversy for dressing as an orthodox Jewish man. Media misinterpreted his move that was meant to show respect for the offended group and sent him to another media scandal. Maison Margiela is now owned by Diesel corporation.