All fashion eyes turned to Paris as the main Autumn/Winter fashion weeks came to an end. And the designers here didn’t disappoint.
Quirky, individual and sophisticated, in Paris we saw confident feminine styling.
We loved the simple lines at Valentino, the classic suiting at Chanel, Lanvin’s quirky word necklaces, Nina Ricci’s timeless yet feminine cuts, sophisticated sheers from Elie Saab and the Lanvin ruffles.
Here are our picks of the top trend straight off the Parisian catwalks.
Shiny happy people on the catwalk! There was a gilded edge from gold and silver to lustrous pinks and blues were present at a lot of the shows.
The best were: Paco Rabanne, Mugler, Vivienne Westwood, Louis Vuitton, Kenzo and, again, Paco Rabanne
Soft rounded shoulders and oversized tulip shaped bodies are how we will be wrapping up next winter – great for comfort eating and if you have the height to pull it off but not so good if you are small framed.
Carven, Loewe, Stella McCartney, Hermes and Celine all showed how these can look refined and polished.
Dark, Gothic and very rock and roll, black came onto its own on the runways in the French capital.
Ann Demeulemeester, Balenciaga, Miu Miu, Balmain, Hermes and Vivienne Westwood showed the variety of way you can wear this look.
You don’t have to look like an ice queen in winter whites. The right combination of textures and layering can also look warm and cosy.
Our favourites are from Isabel Marant, Loewe, Stella McCartney, Valentino, Celine and Elie Saab.
Black and white is going to be a huge trend as it was seen on the catwalks of not just Paris Fashion Week but London, Milan and New York as well.
Get inspiration from Ann Demeulemeester, Celine, Chloe, Christian Dior, Nina Ricci and Viktor & Rolf.
Designers got inspiration from past fashion eras to give a modern feel to a retro look.
At Alexander McQueen the looks were positively Elizabethan while Lanvin showed off some flapper fun and Nina Ricci went for thirties glamour. Louis Vuitton had a forties feel and Fifties silhouettes could also be seen at Lanvin while it was back to the eighties for Balmain.
Leave it to Parisian fashion week designers to ensure there were dresses that would make an impression!
Our favourites were from Elie Saab (left and centre), Collette Dinnigan, Azzaro and Valentino.