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 days five and six, and stay tuned for much more.
Comme des Garcons protogé Junya Watanabe's designs aren't always the most conventional or wearable, but this A-line skirt is a noteworthy exception. It's made of a thick-yet-light Neoprene-like material that's both elegant and perfect for winter.
Inspired by the band The Cramps, Acne Studios's Jonny Johansson used the quilted lining you might typically find on the inside of a coat as the coat itself, manipulating the piece so that it forms a slouchy shape around the body. While not necessarily the most practical, it looked cool and created that of-the-moment, off-the-shoulder look so many street style stars are doing manually.
There was no shortage of bohemian, romantic dresses in Elie Saab's collection, but I was partial to the drama of all the black lace on this one.
This slouchy, monochromatic look makes a statement in its simplicity. We've seen a lot of pink this week, but none in this uniquely dusty shade.
Guillaume Henry's third collection for Nina Ricci was truly stunning in a subtle, romantic and inimitably French way. Most notably, he managed to reinvent a silhouette we've seen over and over again over the past few seasons — the slip dress — with an alluring ribbon in a contrasting hue wrapped seductively around the neck. It's definitely sexy, but also so cool.
Another color we've seen a lot of this season: red. But this dress was the most breathtaking iteration as it sparkled going down the plush, gray runway.
Satin is not for everyone, nor is wearing a dress over pants, but both are growing on me thanks to this elegant Céline look. And given Phoebe Philo's dictatorial powers over what's considered chic, this is likely an aesthetic we're going to be seeing more of.
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