The 20 Best Paris Fashion Week looks, straight off the Spring 2016 runways!
Happy Wednesday, dreamers! While a beautiful day, it’s also a sad one – marking the conclusion of Paris Fashion Week and ‘fashion month’ as a whole. Attending New York Fashion Week was a dream, and since – my eyes have been virtually glued to my mobile devices, watching all the stunning Instagram stories and runway images flying in from London, Milan and Paris.
Paris Fashion Week in particular heralded a major schedule this season! From new leadership at major houses like Dior and Lanvin, to an expanded schedule making for several Paris runway debuts – there was without question, a lot to see. Then, as soon as the first look appeared on the runway at Miu Miu this morning – my face drew sad. Just what will constantly occupy my brain now?
To conclude such an amazing 10 days, I pulled together my picks for the 20 best Paris Fashion Week looks. For Spring 2017, the Paris runways featured lots of denim and metallic. There were also many new takes on suiting with menswear looks from Margiela and Lanvin that re-defined the ‘power suit’, bringing edgy contemporary looks that will be just as strong in the board room as when sashaying down a sidewalk.
That ever so popular “with the band” trend (that was so prominent in SS17 collections like Tommy Hilfiger x Gigi Hadid) also continued, with marching band jackets aplenty! Perhaps my favorite spin on the trend, though? A shimmering tank dress from Redemption. Accompanying that killer tank dress are other favorites from Nina Ricci and Stella McCartney, that really put the glamour in sportswear.
Congrats to all of the amazing designers for really pushing the boundaries of creativity this season. Spring 2017 is sure to be beautiful. To take us out — here are my top 20 best Paris Fashion Week looks for spring! *cheers*
Alexander McQueen featured several stunning evening gowns this season. My favorite is this smokey gown that was inspired by visions of a shipwreck with details of smashing sequins and a feathered skirt. Truly, stunning and destined for a major red carpet fashion moment in the near future.
Classic beauty done right!
I adored Armani from start to finish, but as a purple-obsessed freak…this peacock jumpsuit stole the show.
Head-to-toe floral print, for spring? Ground breaking.
Karl Lagerfeld really stepped it up this season with a digital collection filled with technicolor and swish silhouettes. This digital rainbow confection might be the best design from Chanel in years.
As I’ve said before, I’m a SUCKER for stars and Elie Saab’s SS17 star-themed collection shot straight to my heart.
Layered to perfection!
Denim was all over the runways this season, perhaps most heavily at Andrew Gn. Gn put an end to the “denim on denim” debate: it’s chic, af. The end.
Because black and white simply never go out of style.
Kenzo featured lots of sparkly slip and cocktail dresses this season, but my favorite look off their runway was this vibrant pink shirt dress. It would be an absolute dream to wear this in the sweltering heat next summer!
This season, Bouchra Jarrar made her much-anticipated debut at a post Lanvin. As much as I miss Alber Elbaz being on the fashion scene, I salute her and plead for floor-length blouses to become a trend, everywhere.
It’s no secret: I love lace. Fashion gods, please bring this cobalt blue lace pantsuit into my life.
John Galliano has really found his way at Margiela and I am IN LOVE!
No one brings color to coats quite like Miu Miu and this retro floral jacket is perfection.
The sparkling tank dress is truly emerging as a signature of Nina Ricci every season and I’m not mad at it!
Thank goodness we live in an age where being with the marching band is considered cool, because how cool is this?
One of my favorite collections of the whole month was Rochas with their effortless, unexpected color combinations that are perfect for spring. Side note, that skirt is so fabulous I want it in every color of the rainbow.
I’m always looking for a new way to style a basic blouse and Sacai delivered some stellar options.
Stella always brings fun to the runway of Paris and this season her models were actually dancing throughout the show’s finale. As for the collection, it featured some strong menswear looks and dabbled into athleticism with pieces like this lace tank dress with the quotes “Thanks Girls” and “And No Fur” graphically printed. Stella, I salute your commitment to feminism and a cruelty-free existence. I love you!
Valentino delivered what may have been my favorite collection of all of Paris Fashion Week. With Maria Grazia Chiuri now situated full-time at Dior, Pierpaolo Piccioli debuted his first solo collection for the house and it was insanely beautiful. As much as I could have filled my 20 best Paris Fashion Week looks with all Valentino, I opted to narrow it down to one favorite and this romantic pink gown with a satin bodice is a true dream come true.
As always, stay stylish and keep chasing your dreams!