What does a front row regular wear to Paris Fashion Week? We enlisted London-based Parisian Camille Charrière, influencer and founder of fashion blog “Camille over the Rainbow“, to share an edit of her ultimate fashion picks with us. To get even more insider-knowledge, we caught up with her to chat style evolutions, tinsel hair and fashion week survival tips…
What’s your go-to PFW outfit this season?
I’m going to keep things as simple as possible this year and mainly stick to my jeans. If I want to switch things up, my big favourite is velvet and I have this beautiful velvet jumpsuit I can wear day to night.
What’s in your PFW survival kit?
An iPhone charger. I take it everywhere, because I have to make sure that I can record, film and take pictures when I’m at the shows.
What’s your fashion week beauty essential?
Concealer, to hide any tiredness and dark circles from all the travelling and late night shows.
Who was your style inspiration growing up?
I’d say Jane Birkin, she always looked super simple and put together – and I like people that embrace a signature item and make it their own. People always assume Jane is French but she’s actually English. I actually think it’s that English-twist that made her style so iconic.
What are your favourite trends at the moment?
I’m really into velvet, shoulder pads and clashing colours like red and pink, or pink and orange.
How does living in London as a Parisian influence your style?
Moving to London has changed that I get to express myself more. My style has become a lot more open-minded, in Paris I used to feel restricted, but now I just do whatever I want – like right now I have these shiny strands of tinsels in my hair which I guess is quite eccentric.. I’ve really embraced the mentality of ‘come as you are, do whatever you want and don’t apologise. Ever’.
Do you dress differently for Paris Fashion Week than for the other capitals?
I tend to be a little bit more conservative and wear darker colours when I’m in France. It doesn’t really depend on the city, but more on my crowd. If I’m hanging out with friends I dress a bit more casually, and if I’m doing fashion events I will probably turn it up a notch.
What’s special about PFW compared to other fashion weeks?
Paris has got all the best fashion houses and stands out because of its craftsmanship. Even though most of the creative directors come from all over the world, Paris will always exude that traditional savoir-faire that makes it really beautiful. Paris catwalks can really move you and when you see a Margiela or Dries Van Noten show, you’re stepping into a different world.
What’s your favourite catwalk trend so far this season?
All the colours. Lilac in particular has turned out to be one of my favourite colour this season. It’s an easy colour to incorporate into a wardrobe of neutrals and livens it up.
What’s your favourite fashion week moment?
There was this moment when I was walking in the Tuileries wearing a short Barbara Bui skirt and a Vetements shirt – before Vetements got so big. When I look back at these pictures it instantly reminds me of how beautiful that time was.
And your biggest fashion week faux-pas?
Wearing clothes I thought were really cool on the runway but actually didn’t suit me. So now I always make sure I’m being true to myself.