Paris Fashion Week began on Tuesday, September 27th and closed the shows of S/S 2016 Fashion Month on October 6th. The runway looks featured contrast designs and definitely implicated the ‘less is more’ philosophy for this season. Kate Moss’ 90s inspired slip dresses and lingerie styles accompanied the runway of bows, voluminous sleeves, knife pleats, 80s rocker chic vibes, all-white looks, hidden Hawaiian prints and other attention-grabbing, light-reflecting, shiny silver styles.
ACNE STUDIOS Creative Director, Jonny Johansson, focused on creating looks featuring loose, languid, flowing layers of patchwork materials.
ACNE STUDIOS Contrasting patchworks create a bohemian style of voluminous sleeves and free-spirit design.
ACNE STUDIOS Breezy layers of scarves create an oversize tunic of contrast patchwork.
ALEXANDER MCQUEEN The punk princess vibe is evident in the sheer lace gown with a black leather bustier and black ankle booties.
BALENCIAGA Creative Director, Demna Gvasalia mixed kink with couture – “As in, every Balenciaga woman has her freaky side.”
BALMAIN The subtle and chic look offers voluminous sleeves and an ankle length draped skirt but offers teases of leg, waist and shoulders bringing a sexy vibe to the design.
BALMAIN Everything about Olivier Rousteing’s show defined how to live the lush life featuring verdant greenery of the hanging plants and the runway models’ curves.
BALMAIN Olivier Rousteing focused on exotics and knits, managing both concepts of conservative and sexy – this look seems to both cover up the model while portraying her as edgy and promiscuous by throwing on layers but offering teases of leg and chest.
BALMAIN The design is one of the many metallics that closed the show – heady, disco, wild and beyond sexy, if dazzling Lurex isn’t your style, then slinky 70s draped dresses must be.
CARVEN The runway looks is easily worn off the runway as it’s a simple sweater paired with a patterned skirt to excite the subtle design.
CARVEN The colorblock sweater paired with a simple texturized skirt and chunky belt is easily worn off the runway.
CHANEL “The bouclé-suited bots were a hint at what was to come” as Karl Lagerfeld aimed to transcend the traditional lady’s look with age putting an 80s twist on Chanel’s signature tweed suit.
CHANEL Tweed suits are everywhere in just about every color combination – subtle traditional blends to brighter hues featuring hot pink velvet straps – layering lacy underskirts and slip dresses. The runway designs “all referred back to their original influence – the Chanel Suit 1.0”
CHANEL Print captured the eyes of many with neon tube lights criss-crossed across boxy jackets as digital light graphics were featured in midi day dresses and gorgeous gowns. A sideway printed baseball cap with a side ponytail and double-C hair bands lit up the runway.
CHANEL A charming and humorous take on old-meets-new, the classic tweed jacket keeps the traditional style in style.
CHLOE The chiffon fabric lightens up the runway with its chic style.
CHLOE The vibrant colors contrast the all black top. The flow of the skirt lightens up a heavy color combination.
CHLOE The chic and simple design is an easy style for Sunday brunch with the girls or a busy day at work.
CHLOE The flirty sailor dress featuring a boxy shoulder is subtle yet chic for those who are not into the tomboy strappy dungarees and conductor striped jumpsuits.
CHLOE The always innocent designs featured some sexy lingerie details but remained subtle with white tuxedo shirts and camisoles with tiny buttons and built in bras – some with a filmy sheer quality.
DRIES VAN NOTEN The overly layered design properly contrasts white and ivory creating a warm sense with such simple and light colors.
ELLERY The puffy white blouse compliments the dark lengthy pants with its metal details.
ELLERY Rebellious, all black, lace up over-the-knee boots contrast the long-sleeved flower-like patterned dress creating a shift in weight throughout the design.
FENTY X PUMA The edgy olive green shortly-hemmed dress is layered with a metallic pink jacket drawing attention away from the edginess of the design.
GIAMBATTISTA VALLI The casual ruffled romantic blouse paired with tailored evening pants is ready-to-wear for a Saturday afternoon shopping or a Sunday morning brunch with the girls.
GIAMBATTISTA VALLI The floral Georgian gown sets a promiscuous vibe with its embellished net lace.
ISABEL MARANT The design meant for Fall is not ready to let go of Spring – its reluctancy is evident in the olive green high shorts – luckily, the dark color is warm enough to distract you from wondering how one can wear shorts in 40 degree weather.
ISABEL MARANT The bell bottom sleeved top paired with short-shorts is simple yet chic as the ivory on top compliments the black bottoms.
ISABEL MARANT The oversized neutral tunic tightened at the waist with a chunky belt is casual yet chic with a touch of bohemian style.
JACQUEMUS The elegance presented by Simon Porte is a fresh and chic look.
JACQUEMUS Inspired by the Provence baker and milkmaid, Simon Porte’s designs are truly fashion as they are considered a “labor of love.”
LANVIN The dark sheer gown is paired with a jacket for ready-to-wear practicality off the runway.
LOUIS VUITTON Ready-to-wear for that meeting or paired with black booties for a lacy, electric streetwear look, the classic lace is not fussy or prissy. The vibrant blue skinny pants can be worn with a ruffled top or under a blue metallic leather jacket.
MIU MIU Miuccia Prada presents optimism and humor throughout the Miu Miu show and usually a wow-factor to keep the fashion-obsessed intrigued and in their seats. Gigi Hadid models a safari shirt and black bloomers, followed by a retro collection of signature color and print.
MIU MIU A collection of coats featuring tailored, cleaned-up silhouettes in pastel abstracts or bright monotones, as well as, trenches with girlish white-piping and printed furs worn like house robes.
MIU MIU Little short-shorts in fun prints and colors were displayed to highlight the wearable separates this collection was really about – with jackets, sweaters, turtlenecks, dresses, fun shoes and great small bags.
NINA RICCI The designs all featured relaxed tailoring, as seen in the extra long, loose double-breasted blazers, straight-leg pants and slim midi skirts. The looks represented the business wear uniform of the 1980s – however the mix of lavender and leopard print does not belong in a working girl’s wardrobe.
NINA RICCI The fresh color of purple felt seasonless with deep purple silks against dark neutrals – all those plum-my and navy separates will have legs in the fall temperatures, too.
NINA RICCI The stripe tanks and sequined skirts and sheaths were all sexy, interesting, and yes, purple.
OFF-WHITE The casual ready-to-wear design brings street style to a higher level 0 the goal of Creative Director Virgil Abloh.
SAINT LAURENT The short and tight black leather dress brings back the edgy 80s style we all love and no longer have to miss.
SAINT LAURENT The gold and black minis with strong shoulders and a sense of excess were displayed in the Saint Laurent show bringing back the love of the 80s.
SONIA RYKIEL De Libran let smart meet stylish eccentrics in his “of-the-moment” designs – featuring bohemian tunics, classic mariner sweaters and wide-leg trousers for the ultimate comfort.
STELLA MCCARTNEY An oversized blouse paired with oversized khaki pants are subtle and ready-to-wear off the runway.
STELLA MCCARTNEY Focusing on a “fuss-free” style of dressing, McCartney ensures her designs are not so simple, they’re boring – she messed around with basics like henleys, jeans and khakis but also jodpurparachute pants and oversized denim.
VALENTINO The sensuality of the Renaissance was apparent in the amount of material and the silhouette.
VALENTINO The innocence of the color palette represented graciousness – seen by the white, muted yellows and vibrant pinks. A range of silhouettes was displayed recalling the conservative styles of the 1920s.
VIONNET Focusing on casual looks and day wear, the dramatically tiered one-shoulder gown was constructed of layers upon layers of pleated denim-colored panels.
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