Bonjour from Paris! We're in the home stretch of fashion month with many of the best and biggest shows yet to come. Read on for the looks we loved from the runways on days four, five and six, and click here for even more reviews from the season.
Jonathan Anderson played with incorporating practical elements into formal designs and this strapless gown strikes a refreshingly casual tone. Of course, my favorite part of this look is the cat-shaped bag.
Issey Miyake is known for employing fabric techniques you likely won't find anywhere else. For this particular look, a special glue is printed on the fabric and baked with heat to create pleats while meticulous line patterns create a mesmerizing optical effect. I wouldn't necessarily wear this look, but like any Issey Miyake design it was cool to watch come down the runway.
Each X Other
The Paris-based collective behind Each x Other must have drawn a bigger crowd than expected: a significant portion of seated guests had no choice but to stand, and some were even bumped from their seats due to a slightly late arrival by Luka Sabbat and his girlfriend. The clothes didn't disappoint, though, filled with cool-girl tailoring and streetwear elements. What's not to like about a pink logo sweatshirt?
Redemption's Bebe Moratti doesn't shy away from a sexy look. His Fall 2017 collection was high-octane — think Napoleonic rocker vibes and ultra formfitting micro dresses — and slated for rebellion. Moratti said he was inspired by the Women's March. (And, as usual, he will be giving 50 percent of proceeds to charity). One favorite? The opening look. His hard-edged patent leather minidress feels tailor made for a bombshell on a Harley. Not everyone can pull it off, but if you can, run with it. —Ashley Simpson
A shimmering red gown with a deep V and open back (all the better to view model Cat McNeil's graphic tattoos) made for an alluring close to a very Italian, sharply tailored collection. — Ashley Simpson
Zuhair Murad is best known for his red-carpet-ready couture and bridal collections, so it's not surprising that the strongest looks from his fall 2017 ready-to-wear collection were on the more formal end of the spectrum. This embroidered baby-doll dress was a nice playful addition.
It's hard to deny that Alexandre Vauthier's clothes are made for smoking-hot bodies like Bella Hadid's. At the same time, it's hard to not want something she wears because she looks so hot! It's a catch-22. I found this velour pantsuit especially appealing thanks to the clever combination of sophisticated tailoring and comfortable, stretchy fabric. I'd prob wear a shirt with it, though.
What you may not be able to tell about this dress in the photo is that it's part leather, part silk. Designer Marianna Rosati's ability to seamlessly meld fundamentally different fabrics together never fails to amaze.
The first word that comes to mind when thinking about Acne's fall 2017 collection is "swathed." Models were covered head-to-toe in cozy knits. In the show notes, designer Jonny Johansson described "carving out your own world and creating garments to survive within it." There was a bit of a crafty, handmade, used feel to many of the pieces. In particular, this look made me want to start throwing an oversize scarf over everything I own.
Nina Ricci by Guillaume Henry pretty much epitomizes the woman I want to be when I "grow up." It's clever and elegant and subtly sexy. This monocromatic navy is perfect for daytime and the lace gloves are a surprising touch.
There was a lot to look at in Sonia Rykiel's fall 2017 collection; Artistic Director Julie de Libran seemed to be following a "more is more" rule, but there were still plenty of wearable options, like this perfect shearling motorcycle jacket and chic pajama set.
It's hard not to smile at the cheeky pink Balenciaga logo at the bottom of this polka-dot gown.
Once again, Phoebe Philo succeeded in creating clothes that women want to wear in that moment. Specifically, this trench-and-scarf situation would have been ideal for the torrential rain Paris has been getting this week.
I love the neckline and bodice here, and the way in which the shoulders are exposed. It feels both new and familiar.
The pink trend was still pretty prevalent this season, but chances are it's on its way out. If so, this velvet gown was an excellent send-off.
I loved this frilly, cool-girl update to the trench coat by up-and-coming New Zealand designer Maggy Marilyn. Note the shearling collar, something we've been seeing a lot of this week.
I never saw myself trying out the one-sleeve or all-over velvet trends until this dress. I think the coordinating earring is key.