Paco Rabanne's FW18 Show is an Homage to the 60's

Paco Rabanne's FW18 Show is an Homage to the 60's

The collection is reminiscent of fashion icons like Donyale Luna and Twiggy.

The collection is reminiscent of fashion icons like Donyale Luna and Twiggy.

Text: Dominique Norman

Paco Rabanne’s latest collection revived the namesake’s greatest hits: metallic discs transcending us back to the 1960’s, where the space age dominated fashion. Models of the decade like Donyale Luna, the first Black supermodel to appear on the cover of a magazine, and Twiggy, the British cultural icon known for her boyish figure that reconfigured fashion ideals, were some of the first to appear in his designs. The designer became known as ‘l'enfant terrible’, or an unruly child of the 1960’s French fashion world.

Current creative director Julien Dossena has been reviving the house since 2013, fourteen years following Rabanne’s departure from the brand. Dossena continues to keep the original ethos of Rabanne alive, while also bringing in his own influence (he was previously at Balenciaga as a senior designer), which can be seen in the latest Fall 2018 collection. Dossena says of his approach, “What interested me was that Rabanne was one of the first designers to address a new generation of women who did not want to dress like their mothers.”

This collection follows the brand’s Pre-Fall 2018 collection in January, that combined original design elements with some new athleisure looks, very 2k18. Check out pictures from the Fall 2018 collection below.

Credits: images courtesy of vogue runway

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