The picture of a fashion designer holed away, furiously sketching in remote solitude is over—well, at Paco Rabanne, at least. Creative Director Julien Dossena, who has helmed the house for the past six years, describes his design process as “more of a conversation” between himself and his small but skilled design team. “What is the most fun in my job is to interact with my team, and so I love when they bring back to me other ideas. It’s like a ping-pong game,” Dossena told Vogue Runway the night before his Fall 2019 show.
Western boots seem to be all over the place lately — with big-name celebrities like Kendall Jenner, Hailey Baldwin and Gigi Hadid rocking the trend. At Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week in January, Schiaparelli teamed the boots with elegant frocks. Victoria’s Secret Angel Taylor Hill worked the runway in a hot-pink minidress that was surprisingly paired with Western boots.
For industry insiders, attending the myriad shows and presentations that occur during fashion month allows for an examination of every facet of a look, from the cut and silhouette to the embellishments and material sourcing. But for most shoppers, what matters most can be distilled into one key aspect: color.