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: Akris (by Gio Staiano for NOWFASHION), John Galliano (by Gio Staiano for NOWFASHION), Balenciaga (by Gio Staiano for NOWFASHION); Céline (by Gio Staiano for NOWFASHION), Masha Ma (by Guillaume Roujas for NOWFASHION)
MEET THE NEW BALENCIAGA WOMAN
She wears jackets twisted into cape-shawls, carries wing-mirror-made clutch purses, boasts a long colour patent leg, a killer stiletto and adds a number of ballgowns to her wardrobe this season.
TIME FOR A CHANGE AT CELINE
Earlier this year, the Paris based fashion house announced a range of exciting news: the brand finally joined Instagram, named a new CEO, and revealed the plan to launch an e-commerce. This desire for newness might have somehow influenced Phoebe Philo's collection today: her sleek and minimal signature styled remained unchanged, but overall the silhouettes were more empowering than ever before. A range of sophisticated, slightly masculine women's suits epitomized this (r)evolution.
FEELING FLASH AT MASHA MA
A Quality Street box of colours made up the hits of this collection - stiff and shiny jackets for those who like everything oversized. And just as we've seen elsewhere this week, pink was the standout colour.
CUDDLE UP WITH AKRIS
It was a simple enough fashion equation: a coat and a bag - that was the starting point and indeed the crux of the Akris collection. It's true, one good coat and one good bag really is the key to an outfit.
THE BIAS CUT DRESS AT JOHN GALLIANO
Take your pick! From wisps in lilac or white or autumn florals, beads and velvet, there was no end to the delicate dresses that Gaytten has managed to propel forward in his recent collections for the house.