This week we said a sad goodbye to our close friend, fashion week. That’s right, the A/W 2016 show season is officially over and we can’t think of a better send off than one in Paris.
Here’s a recap of Paris Fashion Week highlights and the shows we fell in love with in, none other than, the city of love.
Balmain started the week off right this week with some hair swapping action on some of our favourite models. Aside from learning that Kendall can definitely pull off blonde, we also learned that there is an exquisitely detailed, pastel coloured collection coming our way soon. Of course, Kendall and Gigi got to wear it straight off the runway to the after party but the rest of us will unfortunately have to wait our turn.
First and foremost in Chanel news, our favourite girl Willow Smith has been named the new face of Chanel. Successfully killing the fashion game at a cool 15 years old.
Secondly, Chanel ticked all our boxes this week with this stunning collection. Karl Lagerfeld gave everyone the front row seat to this 600 metre runway with 3,000 chairs in a perfect line inside the Grand Palais. We are guessing 600 metres would not have felt long enough for this audience because this is a collection you could watch all day.
There was not an eyebrow to be seen on any model in the Givenchy ready-to-wear show in Paris this week. Bella Hadid featured as one of the beautiful eyebrow-less models to walk for this dark yet psychedelic collection.
Miuccia Prada’s vision for Autumn/Winter was a combination of feminine silhouettes paired with strong military style coats. Denim was a huge part of this collection alongside floral prints. Model wise, Miu Miu pulled out the big guns with the likes of Joan Smalls, Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner.
How could we not mention Anne Cleveland closing for Comme des Garçons in this baby pink number?
For Maison Valentino the key words for fall/winter are a bit like drake: delicate and emotional. Encouraging us to ‘live in the moment’ the show had a beautiful eeriness around it with stunning garments that had us wanting relive the moment one more time. Luckily for us, the whole show is on the Valentino website for us all to relive anytime we please.
Last but not least, the Louis Vuitton set looked futuristic in the best way possible with a blue-lit runway and mirrors galore. This collection took a sportswear theme with bold prints and expert tailoring to new heights and then grounded it with some black boots for a ready to wear look.
Words by Laura Pitcher