Paris Fashion Week is the last leg of the international shows and widely acknowledged as being the most important one. Which means lots of clothes to look at. Here, we cut to the chase and pick the looks that define the collections, epitomise the fashion capital’s new-season mood, or those that are making style headlines. Click back daily for updated instalments. It’s fashion in a flash!
from left to right: Dior (by Gio Staiano for NOWFASHION), Uma Wang (by Guillaume Roujas for NOWFASHION), Vanessa Seward (by Regis Colin-Berthelier for NOWFASHION), Issey Miyake (by Elizabeth Pantaleo for NOWFASHION), Redemption (Courtesy of PR), Yohji Yamamoto (by Guillaume Roujas for NOWFASHION)
A MATERIAL VORTEX AT ISSEY MIYAKE
Buoyant stretchy spirals and spans of fabric created gliding looks of three-dimensional extravagance. Where did the garment begin and end and how did they all move with such ease and breeze?
FEELING BLUE, NAVY BLUE, AT CHRISTIAN DIOR
In her second ready-to-wear collection for the house of Dior, Maria Grazia Chiuri celebrated one of Monsieur Dior's favourite shades with a collection full of street sophistication.
REDEMPTION REVS IT UP!
Leather, leather, leather, buckles, boots, thigh-high boots, impossibly high-heeled boots, frock coats and mini skirts. One has to have confidence to wear Bebe Moratti's designs.
BOURGEOIS CHIC AT VANESSA SEWARD
A true ode to the ‘60s and French chic – Vanessa Seward tapped into sophisticated women’s suiting, impeccably tailored daywear and cocktail outfits. Her stand-out outfits? All the ones with the turtleneck pieces that would cover the head just like a head scarf; Catherine Deneuve style.
EASY-TO-WEAR AT UMA WANG
Today marked Uma Wang’s first runway show on the official schedule in Paris. And the results were promising to say the least: her slouchy, softly tailored silhouettes made out of chunky knits, rich velvets and delicate embroideries were true eye-catchers.
DARK ROMANCE AT YOHJI YAMAMOTO
Yamamoto’s shows always make for a whimsical and memorable moment. This time around, the Japanese designer explored many dark hued fabrics and how they evolve when they are draped, ruffled, pleated and superimposed. The only hints of color came in fuchsia and emerald green – either on the clothes, or on the models faces who had a David Bowie-ish look.