Telar @PFW SS2020

Telfar kicked off fashion week in Paris showing at the Le Cigale theater which is now a night club. The sun was shining, the air cool and dry–a perfect autumn day in this most beautiful of cities. I arrived early to shoot street style and there was already a crowd outside, and a buzz in the air and one could sense the energy that accompanies the start of the season. This was Telfars first time showing in Paris and it was quite the debut.

The show opened with Telfar’s short film “The World Isn’t Everything” which he created with playwright Jeremy O. Harris as well as Ashton Sanders, Kelsey Lu and Petra Collins. The film was stark and lush at the same time and played for the entirety of the show. Specializing in leisurewear that is decidedly non gender specific, this seasons collection pushed the boundaries of conventional sportswear while creating approachable pieces that still make a statement.

The collection played heavily into the utilitarian trend which is big for SS2020; featuring hybrid two-toned cargo jean pants, an acid like wash trucker jacket, hunting vests with over-sized pockets, and sleeveless military style shirts acting as a counterpart to the sporty workout gear elements such as the cut-out soccer pants, joggers, running jackets, and eights era gym shorts. Some unexpected components were sprinkled throughout the lineup expressed in one shouldered crop tops, a button down graphic t-shirt hybrid, and Budweiser emblazoned pieces.

There was also a noticeably seventies aspect to the lineup with form fitting knit tops featuring front zippered closures, a rose colored leisure suit, and a golden striped graphic that appeared on a number of pieces and lent an air of nostalgia to the lineup. Rounding out the collection were roomy trenches, an assortment of man-tailored shirts, and the trademark Telfar bags with their interlocking T and C. The show ended with the models breaking from their ranks and dancing in spontaneous joy, quickly joined by the designer himself and tentatively by attendees at first but eventually with equal abandon, marking the kickoff of PFW with quite the celebratory tone.

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  1. October 25, 2019 / 5:58 am

    Wow, beautiful collection! Sportswear that are non gender specific, amazing! I haven’t thought of any to produce such thing! Thanks for sharing this! 🙂


    • October 27, 2019 / 9:20 pm

      What a stylish collection!

  2. October 25, 2019 / 3:40 pm

    I can’t say that the overall aesthetic of this collection really resonates with me but there are certain elements like the sporty vibe which I do appreciate.

  3. October 26, 2019 / 3:38 am

    I love the different looks from this PFW walk! It is interesting to see this style being incorporated, where it has a mixture of casual and sporty for different weathers. Telfar did a great job with showcasing the colors too.

    Nancy ♥

  4. October 26, 2019 / 4:29 pm

    Such an interesting outfits! Thank you for sharing.

  5. October 27, 2019 / 7:34 am

    I can’t believe vests are making a comeback this season. The ending to this show sounds so fun… big dance party! Love it!

  6. October 27, 2019 / 3:54 pm

    The fashion show looks so cool, I love the collection 🙂

    Liebe Grüße
    Laura von Lauras Journal

  7. October 27, 2019 / 8:43 pm

    This collection definitely nails the utilitarian trend! The pants with the mix of materials are really cool. And I love that they all danced at the end. It’s nice to see some fun in Fashion Week.

    x Kara |

  8. November 6, 2019 / 4:57 pm

    Aaaaah I really liked this collection, but first I must confess I didn’t know too much about Telfar’s project. I like to see that they are taking the retro vibes to their own creative vision, it is a more casual vibe with relaxed shapes that is necessary to take fashion to the real life!

    Love the attitude of the models by the way!

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