Anne Fontaine's French fashion house began in 1994 based around the idea of the white blouse as the key to womenswear. Over the years it has evolved into a line of iconic ready to wear collections. I attended her Spring/Summer 2017 runway show and the vibe was simply chic. Almost entirely in black and white with pops of red and navy, this collection was full of elevated essentials.
The shortened bell sleeves on this coat were highlighted by the lace shirt peeking out from underneath.
The chic stripes on this dress are so flattering and reminiscent of classic Breton Stripe so closely associated with Parisian style.
This nod to menswear was balanced with slim tailored pants.
This pleated dress had such a cool surprise when the model turned to reveal this is actually a red sheath with sheer overlay. So chic.
Loose cropped trousers were beautifully paired with a sexy sheer lace top.
An off the shoulder blouse was paired with a gorgeous flowing printed skirt and flattering corset-style belt. The movement on this skirt was lovely. Check out the slo-mo, above!
This high-low hem dress with cutout sleeves is so chic the designer herself even wore this look to the show!
The cutout detail on this blouse is so striking. It was paired with a pleated leather skirt for a bit of romantic-edge.
Tiers of semi-sheer ruffles on the finale gown were met at the high neckline with floral palliates, offering no need for accessories with this stunner.
The designer takes her finale bow.
As you can see from this collection (the finale video is above), black and white is anything but boring! Her ability to take of-the-moment trends and transform their elements into timeless pieces is incredible. The ever-elusive French-girl aesthetic is attainable in Anne Fontaine's easy separates.