It’s been a whirlwind of a month in fashion, with Paris being the last fashion week to close. A look at Fall/Winter 2017 is done and dusted, until consumers meet these garments again on the racks during the latter part of the year.
Paris, being the locus of all fashion weeks, was particularly monumental, packed with interesting trend revivals and runways. We witnessed Balenciaga look back to its founding father’s designs and producing a mature, chic collection under Demna Gvasalia. It was rife with silk, asymmetry and structure, so different from the maison’s out-of-the-box approach under the designer, who is also Vetements head honcho. Balmain’s collection was the wild West meets the Amazonian huntress, in a line with a strong, tan-focused colour story and too many variations of leather to count.
We’ve scoured the shows of the week to locate the top trends you should be watching as the year progresses. It’s never too early to start.
Bags on a number of key Parisian runways featured rounded bodies, whether structured or soft like the camel leather bag from Chloé pictured. On other runways, half-moon shaped bags stole the limelight, marking F/W’17 as the season for organically shaped purses.
Seen at: Chloé, Parco Rabanne, Balmain, Maison Margiela and more.
Metallic fabric, silver in particular, was everywhere during Paris Fashion Week. Parco Rabanne walked models down in languid dresses reminiscent of liquid silver, while labels like Lanvin and Lemaire chose reflective fabrics to play key roles in tailored garments.
Seen at: Parco Rabanne, Lemaire, Koché, Lanvin and more.