This show was an Olivier Rousteing spectacular, with the designer joining the city’s annual Fête de la Musique in Paris on the longest night of the year, and inviting a 2,000-strong (Ego forces) crowd to watch his men’s runway outing and outdoor concert.
Rousteing flying back to the Eighties and into the future for this high-energy extravaganza that took place at the verdant Jardin des Plantes on the night that Parisians traditionally hit the streets and listen to music to mark the summer solstice.
Rousteing’s collection was packed with showbiz-y looks well-suited to that wide-open stage: Jumpsuits and weekend bags were the color of freshly polished silver, while a transparent trench was showered in what looked like bits of shattered glass, the Mirror Crack’d.
A Billion tiny acid green beads had been strung in thin stripes across a black drummer boy jacket, while silky, one-piece suits worn with skirts came in shades of mint or baby pink.
In a nod to those powder pastel and power shoulder days of “Miami Vice,” there were skinny jeans the color of Easter eggs, and jackets, long or short, tailored or motorcycle, with fierce lapels. Most of the above sparkled in this lightning bolt of a collection that struck on the brightest of nights.