With what we may very well dub “fashion month” now over, we’ve now finally had a moment to catch our breath. Here are the five big trends we saw at Paris Fashion Week:
1. Textile fusions: Fabric textures were mixed to perfection create more intricate designs in the absence of patterns this season, such as the creations seen on the runway at Commuun.
2. Longer hemlines: Shielding ladies from the cold wintry air, many skirt hemlines reached below the knee again this season.
3. Sheer: Light fabrics added allure to many collections, such as that of Amaya Arzuaga, even paired with heavy knits, all while showing off the female body.
4. Longer blazers: Reminiscent of the Zoot Suit of the 1940s, which is best characterized by the long jackets, many of the blazers walking down the catwalk embodied a similar aesthetic. Examples of the lengthened blazer can be seen in the collections of Damir Doma and Undercover by Jun Takahashi.
5. Colour palettes: Many designers opted to feature their designs in black and white, offering splashes of bright colours, such as the vibrant reds. With that said, there were, however, those who made winter’s coolness retreat with strong colour choices, as was the case with Costume National.