We might still be in the heights of summer, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to start thinking about your autumn wardrobe. Luckily matchesfashion.com has just secured an exclusive drop from Paco Rabanne’s AW19 pre-collection and we’ve already got our credit cards at the ready.
Comprising six exclusive 1969 chainmail bags and 20 pre-collection pieces not available elsewhere, the collection will be celebrated with an interactive installation at 5 Carlos Place in London, welcoming UK customers into the world of the Spanish designer via two conceptual experiences. From LED screens, mirrored details and a vending machine from which customers can purchase unique collectibles, we’re seriously considering the next flight out.
Paco Rabanne Autumn/Winter 2019
The collection itself celebrates the advance launch of the 1969 anniversary bag which, assembled by hand, boasts a chic chainmail design that bridges past and present through its artisanal technique. As for the AW19 collection, fans can shop slinky Deco-pattern-printed chain mail dresses, ‘40s-shouldered velvet frocks and short curvy cocktail dresses with glamorous trains.
“Collaborating with matchesfashion.com on this special launch is exciting,” said Paco Rabanne’s Artistic Director, Julien Dossena. “We imagined a new wave of experiencing the Paco Rabanne universe specially for 5 Carlos Place. Natalie Kingham and her team have a very strong sense of fashion and in anticipating women’s sensibilities. I am very delighted to partner with them.”
You can check out the full collection here, but first here's a selection of our favourite pieces:
Iconic 1969 Shoulder Bag, Dhs4,405
Rose print ribbed jersey midi dress, Dhs2,310
Lace-trimmed rose print dress, Dhs4,150
Lace and rose print chainail dress, Dhs7,500