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: Atlein (by Elizabeth Pantaleo for NOWFASHION), Lemaire (by Gio Staiano for NOWFASHION), Nehera (by Gio Staiano for NOWFASHION), Wanda Nylon (by Elizabeth Pantaleo for NOWFASHION), Rochas (by Guillaume Roujas for NOWFASHION), Neith Nyer (by Guillaume Roujas for NOWFASHION), Guy Laroche (by Elizabeth Pantaleo for NOWFASHION)
ELEGANCE AND SILHOUETTE AT ROCHAS
Elegance was on Alessandro Dell’Acqua’s mind. The designer took a historical sojourn into the past for silhouette-strong looks that mined a macaroon colour palette.
A RETURN TO SEXY AT GUY LAROCHE
A return to sex and two archive images of Guy Laroche designs, photographed by Patrick Bertrand and W. Marshall, was all you needed to know about this season’s collection. The collection championed a return to the silhouette with bias-cut dresses, body-con knits, tailored trousers and must-have jackets.
SHE'S GOT CHARISMA AT WANDA NYLON
Wanda Nylon, it’s a brand with a sense of fun and personality – one which won’t match to everyone’s taste, but when it comes to finesse in execution, there’s no faulting it. So sequin suits and head-to-toe cow print seems perfectly accessible. Look, we’re not arguing.
NEITH NYER'S CRAZY COOL
Being twee and zany in just the right amount is no easy feat. Many designers try, fall and do not succeed, and disappear off schedules. In Paris, Neith Nyer is putting forward a strong argument for it as a successful combination. Look one says it all. The shower cap, however, is optional.
NONCHALANT FEMINITY AT LEMAIRE
Christophe Lemaire and Sarah-Linh Tran have made a name for themselves designing casual yet utilitarian inspired ready-to-wear and this season was no different. This time around, the nonchalance was pushed to the max with slouchy and sophisticated looks that came with an I-want-it-now-factor.
SCULPTURAL SENSUALITY AT NEHERA
Nehera's Samuel Drira is known for his tailored pieces in asymmetric cuts and his bold take on oversize clothing. This season's outstanding looks included workwear pants and a pinstriped long sleeved top worn on an apron dress, topped off with metallic eyelets.