Oceanic motifs at Paris Fashion Week
Paris Fashion Week has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons for the last 24 hours — but before the jewelry heist that set the Internet on fire, #PFW designers took a plunge into the deep sea with a fresh take on the familiar nautical theme. Contrary to ho-hum sailor motifs and super-French, super-classic navy stripes, Spring 2017 made a splash with dive-techy influences, algae-like textures, sea-creature imprints, and wondrous tidal references. For a look at the trend, look below.
This peeled-down scuba suit-turned-tube skirt shows how Maison Margiela loves to play with techy fabrics and electric pops of color — it’s a futuristic take on sea living.
This blue Koche dress is basically water.
This Courrèges is the coolest onesie — it could serve as a marine biologist’s uniform.
Sea creature gone to prom?
Tsumori Chisato’s ode to the sea includes this number inspired by algae and reefs.
Pastel pink, a gem-stone anchor, and phosphorescent sparkles complete our mermaid dreams.
Here's another take on Manish Arora's cartoonish My Little Pony, water version.
Wavey vistas with a float — we're on board.
There's a whole world under the sea — and these ornate embellishments, of fish and fins, shows just that.
A glorious shipwreck illustrated by Alexander McQueen.