Agnes B – A bit of everything and a lot of fun – spring-summer 2019
Agnes B, RTW SS19 Collection – Paris Fashion Week
-by Loanna Haseltine
Agnès b – Spring/Summer 2019 – Ready to Wear,
October 1, 2018 – Gabriel Pavilion, Paris
Including the young designer showcased by Agnès b- Jain, the collection held 51 total looks.
And it was not because dear Agnès wanted to make every commercial version possible within the collection.
It was so well rounded it was hard to find the theme for this season, even after reading the program notes.
But does there have to be a theme? Is making unaffected fashion, wearable and sought after by a huge and veritable clientele with an affinity for quality, figure complimenting cuts, and beautiful fabrics, who want to look great, enough?
Maybe it is.
It would be impossible to give an exhaustive list of looks in this review, for there were just too many.
Can I give an overview? Even that would take some hard journalistic rowing, but let me try.
I will start with a couple of my favorites. Aforementioned, designer Jain gave a brief four piece warm up for the main collection. The first look was on a young and jaunty plain-faced singer wearing an ultra-marine onesie with red details on the shoulders and collar who shared a jaunty, upbeat tune while making her way down the runway.
There was an interesting print using square postcards, and a couple of nice dusters, one particularly in gingham. A few obligatory school-uniform looks replete with peter-pan collars were present as always in an Agnès b collection.
One particular look, which caught my eye was a florescent green slinky, shiny, knitted biker jacket with lemon zippers and lighter lemon, equally slinky mini-shirt. Somehow it just worked.
Did I feel a slight whiff of the 60s midway through the show? Opps no, just lost it! …with the 1990’s horizontal beach stripes. One an A-line tube dress in red and bubble-gum. Color Palette?
It might be quicker to list the colors not present in this collection. But the “It” color this season- ultra-marine was definitely present.
In her notes Agnès b admitted as much; that the collection was a bit of everything and a lot of fun.
And for this I think she got it right. Even my front-row dog sitting on my knee was waging to the soundtrack of the Asian chime’s housey beat, as the finale passed by.