Dear Shaded Viewers,

Inspired by Tel-Aviv’s unique architecture, Julie Paskal opened the show calendar in Paris yesterday. Her collection was soft, romantic and sculptural, underlining the feminine appeal of her dresses and cozy outerwear. It was nice to see her focus on daywear styles, which were elegant and youthful. Textile treatments were intriguing, such as 3-D flowers made out of reflective fabric, while the designer continued to explore her penchant for technical finishings, such as lace enclosed in transparent vinyl. White was, in fact, key within the collection, giving a futuristic and virginal feel to some of her garments. Balancing stark black with greens and an exclusive atlas print, Paskal’s show was a delicate and engaging proposal, finding the right balance between wearable and abstract.



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.