I have just come back from the Paris fashion week and my eyes have been opened.
Unfortunately, I missed the start of the show due to the bizarre weather back home in Ireland. Luckily, I eventually made it over!
I immediately went to the show rooms to make up for lost time and was in my element.
There were a few nice collections, however, I felt most designers stayed in their comfort zones. There was nothing shocking or daring, I was looking for something more ….
One of the highlights were items from new designers.
Their quirkier, cutting edge items really resonated with me compared to the big runway shows. I really enjoyed seeing these emerging designers take on fashion, breaking the trends rather than sticking to the script.
This got me ‘thinking’ and I decided to wander around Paris. I began to open my eyes and appreciate the culture and design outside of fashion looking at the art and architecture.
I ended up at the Opera Gallery and was blown away.
One piece that I loved was the life-size sculptural installation by Valay Shende
(Installation by Valay Shende)
It was both emotive and inspiring.
Overall, I felt invigorated after this trip and came home like a man with a sack full of ideas