As fashion week closes it’s doors until February and the style set heads home, we’re looking back at all the highlights from Paris Fashion Week.
CHANEL: THE FUTURE OF FASHION
A stark contrast to last season’s celebration of hand-stitching and fairytale tradition, Karl Lagerfeld’s latest showcase for Chanel was a tech-filled spectacle. In the backdrop of colourful cabling, sleek white robots took to the runway in the designer’s famous silhouettes.
A SONIA RYKIEL TRIBUTE
Following the passing of Sonia Rykiel back in august, the newest collection by the late designer was transformed into a tribute, with rainbow-hued sweaters spelling out ‘Rykiel Forever’.
JOHN GALLIANO'S ANIMAL HEADWEAR
Amidst a largely tonal collection of sheer lace and billowing tulle saw the models at John Galliano accessorise with worn belts and animal masks for a nod to fun.
MCQUEEN'S MULTI-COLOURED MELTING CATWALK
McQueen is more than just a brand; it’s a movement that instead of following the trends of the season, keeps to their iconic rock ’n’ roll feel. Said to have been inspired by the uneven landscape of the Shetland Islands, models walked a rocky and romantic runway which seems to melt into the floor.
GIGI AND ZAYN TAKE TO THE FROW
IT couple of the moment Zayn Malik and model girlfriend Gigi Hadid were spotted on the FROW of Givenchy’s show, accompanied by Hadid’s brother Anwar.
STELLA MCCARTNEY'S DANCE SHOW
A joyous spectacle on the catwalk, models of Stella McCartney’s show erupted into tribal dance, rushing backwards and forwards, shouting and singing; all to celebrate the designer’s latest cruelty-free collection.
DIOR'S FEMINIST FASHION
Maria Grazia Chiuri took over as the first female creative director of Dior three months ago, and the new season collection makes it evident. Emotive slogans made way for a largely white collection that symbolised a fresh start for the fashion house as elegant silhouettes married up with sharp masculine tailoring for an equal ground approach.
DRIES VAN NOTEN'S FLORAL SPECTACLE
Exotic floral prints on Dries Van Noten’s catwalk were accompanied by the sounds of melting ice and giant, sculptural flowers set in giant blocks of ice.
BALENCIAGA'S BOLD BAGS
Amongst the 80s power shoulders and retro trench coats of Balenciaga saw the models accessorise their runway looks with heavily oversized bags. It’s official, the giant bag is in.
AND THE TREND TO TAKE AWAY? CLASHING COLOURS
Unexpected tonal pairings were the striking trend of many catwalks in Paris, with clashing colours making for a charming twist on new season ensembles.
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