Fashion week returned to the home of high fashion this week in Paris. During the highly anticipated fashion week, top designers and fashion houses such as Saint Laurent, Balmain and Chloé showcased their collections for Autumn/Winter 2017. Paris Fashion Week has always been renowned for sophisticated, elegant, yet modern designs and has been considered the fashion capital for decades, and this season is no different. Check out our top trends from Paris Fashion Week below.
Fur coats were a statement piece on the Paris Fashion Week runway with designers debuting their fur designs for AW17. Loewe, Rochas and Vetements chose classic hue of brown fur for an elegant, sophisticated look. While Chloé and Zuhair Murad chose modern colour palettes for an updated look to a timeless classic.
Quilted Puffer Jackets
Quilted puffer jackets made their comeback this week at Paris Fashion Week. With a range of styles from the top designers, the quilted puffer jacket is a must for AW17. Stella McCartney and Balenciaga showcased classic looks in the popular colour palette of khaki and green. Designers Vetements and Aalto debuted modern, technological styles in bold colours.
Wide Dishevelled Boots
The dishevelled boot was a key footwear trend at Paris Fashion Week with multiple designers putting them on the runway. In recent seasons, designers have favoured tight, knee high boots, however, this season they have gone for a more relaxed approach giving off a country chic vibe.
Ruffle detailing was the favoured decorative feature for designers this season seen on a variety of AW17 pieces. With gothic romanticism being a popular theme during the fashion month, the ruffle detailing seen during Paris Fashion Week gives the designs a more feminine cut while maintaining the darkness of the collections. Ruffle detailing featuring in the majority of collections showcased during the fashion week and is sure to be a key trend for the upcoming season.
The line between creativity and commercialisation have always been somewhat blurred in the fashion industry. One cannot survive without the other. Is it creative? yes, is it wearable? no. This season however, designers used their creative licence to design these architectural pieces for their collection. Undercover showcased designs alluding to the Elizabethan dress, although exaggerated. Whereas Comme Des Garçons and Anrealage designed post-modern artistic pieces.