Bonjour! After tackling the fall 2016 shows in New York, London and Milan, we've reached the final stretch (and, arguably, the pinnacle) of Fashion Month: Paris Fashion Week. Read on for the looks that caught our attention on day one, and stay tuned for much more over the next nine (yes, nine) days.
Day one of Paris Fashion Week got us thinking deeply about more than just what clothes we wear, but how we wear them. And no one is better at challenging the long-held ideas of what certain clothing items are supposed to do than Simon Porte Jacquemus. Take this look: perfect for those occasions where you probably should wear a cocktail dress, but really feel like wearing pants and sneakers. Why can't you wear both?
Here, in a cooler, more deliberate version of Gigi Hadid's look in Versace's fall 2016 show, Jacquemus challenges the idea of where boobs are supposed to go, even suggesting that covering one's neck might be more important than concealing a nipple. And while we'd be surprised to see someone do it, this dress (?), with its asymmetrical neckline, would actually be legal to wear in New York City. Just don't try to Instagram it.
In a less extreme styling trick than those shown at Jacquemus, Anthony Vaccarello combined sportswear and office-wear in this look, which includes a heavy leather jacket tied around the waist over a blazer. It's something we'd never think to try, and while it may not be the most practical concept, it does look really cool on this model.
Nehera, which was founded in the 1930s and recently relaunched by new creative director Samuel Drira, showed a collection of loosely sculptural neutral separates in classic, luxurious fabrics. This formula would sound familiar except that Drira turned various wardrobe staples on their heads, like this overcoat, styled over only one arm with one sleeve just hanging there, useless.