Acid Romance at Paskal SS17

Dear Shaded Viewers,

Inspired by abstract painting and the work of Sigmar Polke, Julie Paskal unveiled her latest collection on the first day of Paris Fashion Week, focusing on geometric shapes and laser-cut separates. Fluorescent tones, mainly pink, yellow and orange, added energy to her minimal garments, often trimmed with contrasting ruffles, a recurring trend this season. The dress seems to be the item Paskal enjoys reworking the most, from asymmetrical numbers to flared styles. If the collection had a feminine feel and desirable looks, it would have been nice to see some structured tailoring and sleek outerwear options to balance the prettiness.

Philippe Pourhashemi

A freelance fashion writer, consultant and stylist, Philippe Pourhashemi was born in Tehran in 1976. He grew up in Paris, before moving to Scotland to study Foreign Languages. His passions are fashion and culture, as well as music and film. He writes and styles features for Metal in Barcelona, Behind the Blinds in Brussels, Contributor in Stockholm, Veoir in New York and SKP in Beijing. He was named Fucking Young's Editor-at-Large in 2016 and has contributed to ASVOF since 2008, acting as Correspondent-at-Large since 2012. An avid traveler, he likes to explore exotic fashion weeks and unexpected destinations whenever he can.