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: Giambattista Valli (by Guillaume Roujas for NOWFASHION), Sacai (by Regis Colin-Berthelier for NOWFASHION), Leonard (by Gio Staiano for NOWFASHION), Hermes (by Regis Colin-Berthelier for NOWFASHION), Stella McCartney (by Guillaume Roujas for NOWFASHION), Veronique Branquinho (by Regis Colin-Berthelier for NOWFASHION)
FEELING COUNTRIFIED AT STELLA MCCARTNEY
She lives in a house, a very big house in the country - quilted jackets and headscarves, shapely tailoring for a great outdoors jaunt: this was the mood Stella McCartney had in mind this season.
Chitose Abe loves to slice and dice her fashion. With a distinct millennium vibe, gilets of caricature proportions, wide leg trousers and everything with a zip running through it: jackets open at the back or trousers slashed mid thigh and pleated dresses elegantly hacked into.
LEONARD FINDS ITS MARBLES
Christine Phung plucked a marble adventure from her mind to give a geological layer to the label's de rigueur florals and landscapes.
LADYLIKE LOLITAS AT GIAMBATTISTA VALLI
Giambattista Valli has made a name for himself reinventing volumes and shapes from one season to another, particularly with his impressive tulle ballgowns that always make for true eye-catchers on the runway. This time around, volumes came in the form of peplums that emphasized the chest, while shapes were particularly tight and figure-hugging. They all made for desirable ready-to-wear pieces.
COVERED UP SENSUALITY AT VERONIQUE BRANQUINHO
This season, the Antwerp based designer showcased her finest tailoring skills by sending a range of impeccably cut trenches, overcoats and capes down the runway. Branquinho's glam effect this season? The many crystal studded, nude tops and details that added some sensuality to her longsleeved, floor-skimming numbers.
WINTER SOPHISTICATION AT HERMES
Fuzzy, warm, practical femininity, this is what Hermès' new collection was all about. Highlights included perfectly tailored outerwear: cropped bolero jackets, revisited bombers and long trench coats in eye-popping colors. Hermès' heritage epitomizes the French establishment – and Creative Director Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski is maintaining this legacy.