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On Trend: The Paris Fashion Week Round-Up

On Trend: The Paris Fashion Week Round-Up

And so another PFW draws to a close. The fashion glitterati and A-list insiders descended on Paris for one of the most memorable fashion weeks to date. Between Gigi Hadid intercepting a runway interloper at the Chanel show, to Balmain’s Britney sound track and a momager cameo by Kris Jenner, this was fashion at its most extravagant. Outside the shows, the street style was no less captivating, ranging from elegant Parisian understatement to decadent European glamour. Always a good barometer for the season’s hottest trends, snake skin, killer boots and blazer dresses were among our favourites. Here’s how to wear the best trends from Paris Fashion Week.

A woman on the street outside the Balmain show wearing a black maxi double breasted blazer dress with gold Balmain buttons

THE BLAZER DRESS

A chic and slightly subversive combination of feminine and masculine style, the blazer dress is a Balmain staple and one of the most versatile evening pieces in any woman’s wardrobe. Wear with sky-high leather ankle boots and a serious dose of attitude.

THE BOOTS

From after-dark heels to bold streetwear statements, this season’s boot trends will have you walking into the new season in style. Spotted outside the Off-White show, the label’s tongue-in-cheek ‘MADE FOR WALKING’ boots proved their pavement-pounding urban credentials. Look to the brand for similarly stylish cowboy styles, or turn to Prada and Gianvito Rossi for pop-bright retro colours and plexi-glamour respectively.

A woman stood beside the barrier at the Off-White SS20 show in Paris wearing a pair of heeled black boots with the words MADE FOR WALKING written on them
A woman in Paris on her way to the Valentino show wearing a black tulle skirt, black Valentino logo T-shirt and studded Valentino handbag

THE STATEMENT SKIRT

More flexible than a dress but just as elegant, this season’s skirts are pleated, frilled, draped and voluminous. Take your cues from this stylish PFW guest in a tulle midi-skirt worn with an oversized logo Tee by Valentino. The contrast between the soft layers and casual T-shirt will keep your look fresh, feminine and rebellious.

ANIMAL PRINT

The wild at heart will be pleased to know that animal print is still a big hit on the fashion circuit. From Burberry’s deer print nylon trench, to a tiger patch coat by Prada, outerwear is our favourite way to express our animal instinct. This season, (faux) snake skin has taken centre stage for footwear, with Jimmy Choo and Vetements both tapping into the trend.

A woman on the street in Paris on her way to the Haider Ackermann show wearing a long line snakeskin coat with a black dress and black silk open toe kitten toe mules