Paris Rue de Passy still is quiet. Residents have not yet returned for the rentrée (return to school). While summer weather finally has arrived, we feel hints of fall in the early mornings, and new fall fashion fills the windows for the season’s start.
“Designers want me to dress like Spring, in billowing things. I don’t feel like spring. I feel like a warm, red Autumn. ”
~ Marilyn Monroe [1926 – 1962]
The mannequins take on a life of their own as they revel in the morning sunshine.
Black and white, a perpetual return inspiring infinite qualities in design, thanks primarily due to the passions of style icon Coco Chanel.
Max Mara windows above had several windows with a variety of colours including pink, yellow dark and light blue, and design displays based on interesting geometric arrangements.
Paris-based Canadian designer windows of Tara Jarmon.
Dark-rimmed glasses and bright gold shoes for accents!
Blues and blacks also seem to be a reoccurring design combination. Many designs feature hats this fall.
Long, slim-line, thin-pleated skirts are popular. I have one: a lovely, silk grey, Italian-made, long pleated skirt – classic! Perhaps I will be in fashion sometime this fall!
Mannequins tend not to have hair these days.
Or even heads in this case!
Max Mara window.
Nor even bodies in these Zadig & Voltaire windows!
Patterns, fabrics, textures and colours in this fall’s Zadig and Voltaire’s prêt-a-porter (ready to wear) autumn collection.
And one finely-dressed, blank-faced man with his head in the sky, wishing to ‘stay’ just a little bit longer in summer. Wishes for an easy and joy-filled ‘back to school’!