New black ties to revamped 50s, here are the five consistent trends at Paris Fashion Week
Before moving onto the next schedule of fashion week, which will be held in Tokyo and Seoul, we’re here to give you a roundup of trends from the city of love. Surprisingly, it was all about revisiting house codes and bringing back the classics in Paris, but with the right amount of drama. While some details were passed on from last year’s season, we listed down the fads that reigned in Paris Fashion Week.
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We’ve seen the peak of oversized dressing from last year’s shows, but it’s quite surprising to see them streamlined to this year’s trends done in an exaggerated fashion. The squared-out shoulders definitely had a wider finish this time around as seen on Alexander McQueen and YSL, but we’ve also seen the fondness towards lengthy silhouettes from Givenchy’s collection.
Photos from YSL, ALEXANDER MCQUEEN, and GIVENCHY
Reiterated black tie
Yes, black tie’s are reserved for formal events and it usually consists of the perfect blend of luxury and simplicity, but some houses are giving it a new spin. Though the elements of black tie remains, designers interpreted it with a touch of edge like the draped sequined black dress, black and white off-shoulder jumpsuit, and the daring sheer polka dot button-down paired with a high slit maxi skirt.
Photos from GIVENCHY, BALMAIN, and VALENTINO
It seems as if fashion houses are going back to basics with their use of essential pieces most of us probably already have in our wardrobes. However, sweaters were given a playful twist, cardigans were presented in vivid hues, and pieces were styled in a color coordinated manner.
Photos from VALENTINO, LOEWE, and HERMES
Leave it to the French houses to infuse a touch of haute couture in their Autumn/Winter 2023 collections in the most subtle manner. They did so for ready-to-wear pieces as they presented classic silhouettes finished with unique techniques, odd materials, and unusual combinations on the runway.
Photos from ALEXANDER MCQUEEN, LOEWE, and VALENTINO
Nod to the vintage
The interest to remodel and overstate wardrobe classics was evident in most shows so it makes sense to see them revive a few fads from the past. Some designs ventured into the 50s with their puffed out skirts and draped scarves, while their 60s designs kept the staple mod style elements.
Photos from BALMAIN, YSL, and HERMES
Featured Image from BALMAIN