7 Looks We Loved from Day 2 of Paris Fashion Week

From the colorful (Rochas) to the minimalist (Lemaire), we saw some really good stuff on Wednesday.
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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 two, and stay tuned for much more over the next nine (yes, nine) days. 

Dries Van Noten

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Photo: Imaxtree

This version of Dries Van Noten's unisex dressing proposition appealed to me the most. I love the shrunken fit of the blazer and the perfectly cropped trousers, ideal for showing off these amazing gold metallic boots. This model looked the most comfortable and "real" as she walked down the runway. —Dhani Mau

Rochas

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Photo: Imaxtree

It was nearly impossible to pick a favorite look from Alessandro Dell'acqua's latest collection for Rochas. Each one featured an alluring and surprising color combination. Green and pink — a favorite combo of mine — were paired often, and in this particular look, he also mixed textures in a very successful way. —Dhani Mau

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Photo: Imaxtree

One of the collection's simplest looks was this flowing, tiered and pleated black dress, which the photo doesn't do justice. It looked so chic as it walked, and the blue socks and floral-printed platforms added an undeniable cool factor. —Dhani Mau

Lemaire

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Photo: Imaxtree

Christophe Lemaire and Sarah-Linh Tran's designs for fall may seem like a palate cleanser when compared to the looks above, but their vision was no less strong. They excelled at showing the audience exactly who their girl is this season. Inside a (very ornate) medical school, models walked briskly, as a student might on her way to and from class, glancing deliberately from side to side. It was a refreshing departure from the straight-ahead death stares we're used to seeing at runway shows. This coat, with its asymmetrical shearling collar and slits on the sides, was both practical and special. —Dhani Mau

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Photo: Imaxtree

Head-to-toe corduroy has never looked so cool and appealing. I think the key to pulling it off is this model's perfectly mussed hair, bright red nails and chic single earring. —Dhani Mau

Vionnet

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Photo: Imaxtree

Leading up to this season's Vionnet show, Goga Ashkenazi and her team devoured some 17,000 pieces from the house's long-hidden family archive — they turned up in deep Vs and languid, sculptural pleating on instrument-themed gowns and suiting. The highlight? One floor-length, sheer chiffon, midnight blue gown, fit with a folding silk bustier, and subtly referencing the curves of a harpsichord. It was romantic without being precious — and with simple, barely there styling, it was stunning. —Ashley W. Simpson

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Photo: Imaxtree

Another standout? A light mustard coat with a plunging neckline and gold button details: one could wear it with jeans and a tee, relishing in its just-gender-neutral enough, softly architectural appeal; or layer it over a minimal dress for old-school black tie. There's something to be said for quiet enough romanticism. —Ashley W. Simpson