It’s a wrap. Well, almost. In Paris, thousands of miles removed from the Oscars buzz, editors, writers, buyers and other industry insiders are collectively sighing in relief as fashion month’s hysteria simmers down. It’s the last day of Paris Fashion Week, and fashion month is inching hour by hour towards its end.

With constant drops of unforeseen bombshell announcements — Riccardo at Burberry! Jacquemus menswear! — and a torrent of collections to cover, the final leg of Fall 2018 presentations was indeed overwhelming. Here, catch up on all the not-to-miss fashion news and moments of the week.

(Main and featured images: Getty Image)

1

At Balenciaga’s Fall 2018 runway, the main attraction was the graffitied mountain — which, of course, Carine Roitfeld couldn’t pass a photo op with.

“Sunday Funday @balenciaga @demnagvasalia @alanturing54

2

Ending the show with World Food Programme troops who had at least seven layers of clothing piled over each of their bodies, we have to hand it to our favourite meme-maker, Siduations, for being on the ball via a very-apt Joey Tribbiani still.

“Me this Fall #howyoudoin #balenciaga #putalogoonit #siduation”

3

No one saw this coming, but it’s official: Riccardo Tisci is Christopher Bailey’s creative successor at Burberry.

“’I am honoured and delighted to be joining Burberry as its new Chief Creative Officer and reuniting with Marco Gobbetti. I have an enormous respect for Burberry’s British heritage ad global appeal and I am excited about the potential of this exceptional brand’ @burberry ARTWORK @katerinajebb #burberry”

4

Hear ye, hear ye: L’Homme Jacquemus is soon becoming a reality. Simon Porte Jacquemus himself announced the launch of his menswear line through his hoodie slogan. While we don’t know when exactly it’s going to debut, men who are fans of the brand now have something to look forward to.

“MY NEW JOB : JACQUEMUS FOR MEN
SEE YOU IN JUNE! ????????”

5

Donning head-to-toe Gucci logomania, Rihanna might have skipped PFW, but it’s proof that the megastar is never one to step down her OOTD game, whenever, wherever.

“????”

6

Korean model Irene Kim’s adage for PFW: “When in Paris, go extra.”

“And then I went to my Valentino fitting and tried on this extra gown…????????????????????”

7

Spotted: Stranger Things’ flame-haired Sadie Sink (a.k.a. Mad Max) made a surprise strut down Undercover’s runway.

“#UNDERCOVER #WOMENS #AW18
“WE ARE INFINITE” collection”

8

As we’ve mentioned: Plastic bags are the kitschy accessories of the season. Street style photographer Dan Roberts immortalised the moment Loewe’s new Gate sling bag got the protective see-through treatment.

@loewe

9

We know green is 2017’s Pantone colour of the year, but when olive shades are as good as at Hermès’ Fall 2018 runway, we may just bring that shade swatch over to 2018.

“Andalusite-green dream
#HermesFemme

10

At Thom Browne’s art-packed, otherworldly presentation, it was about the muse and the amused.

“… floral flannel flower trim …
#thombrowne #tbfw18

fall 2018

hair: #euegenesouleiman
beauty: #dianekendal