That’s a Wrap! The Top 8 Trends from Paris Week Fall 2017

By Caitlan Moneta

Date March 8, 2017

There’s a reason why the French are often described as having a certain je ne sais quoi. There’s a magic in Paris that doesn’t exist in the other capitals. It’s not just the twinkling of the Eiffel Tower or the perfect flakiness of their croissants. They have mastered effortless elegance and refined style and it comes naturally. You can see it in the way older men style their scarves, the transformative quality of a well-chosen hat (make sure to pick one up for fall) and how a simple stripe can be worked into the chicest of looks.

Fitting then to cap off a spectacular four weeks of fashion at the epicenter of French culture – the Musee du Louvre. Louis Vuitton’s epic takeover was as lust-worthy for the clothes and accessories as it was for the art. Other high moments of the week included Chanel’s rocket ship blast off, The Weeknd’s surprise performance at H&M, Balmain’s buzzy after party and the many, many celebrity sightings (Rihanna, Michelle Williams, Alicia Keys, Kate Moss, Solange and Zoe Kravitz were just a few).

Here’s a look back at the top trends from the Paris fashion week shows for Fall 2017.

Second

Head-to-toe black leather looks stormed the runways of Paris. The slick sheen is perfect for taking on mean city streets.

Thierry Mugler

Haider Ackermann

Saint Laurent

Acne Studios

Alexander McQueen

Shear Genius

Shearling made its return to the runways in cropped, waist-grazing lengths. Consider one in a bright pop of colour for extra punch.

Kenzo

Isabel Marant

Saint Laurent

Alexander McQueen

Lemon Drop

A major trend this spring, yellow has carried over into the winter months in the form of fluffy coats, sharp-shouldered minis and knit dresses.

Acne Studios

Nina Ricci

Thierry Mugler

Check Please

Look to classic menswear patterns for inspo. Wide windowpanes, bold houndstooths and overblown plaids are all fair game.

Chloe

Stella McCartney

Nina Ricci

In The Trenches

Designers transitioned this springtime staple into a new fall favourite thanks to warm wools, intricate embellishments and plenty of layers.

Balenciaga

Stella McCartney

Nina Ricci

Isabel Marant

Dries Van Noten

Strung Out

From flapper-era tiers to sleeves, hems and waists decorated with fringe, the swingy stuff turned up on runways all over Paris.

Balmain

Nina Ricci

John Galliano

Tux Redux

The classic “Le Smoking” has been reworked, revamped and resurrected with a couple of unexpected twists.

Celine

Alexander McQueen

Saint Laurent

Isabel Marant

Thierry Mugler

Into The Wild

While I’m not sure that Leonardo DiCaprio’s character in “The Revenant” was actually the inspiration behind these coats, they’re eerily similar to his wild topper.

Louis Vuitton

Dries Van Noten

Photography via ImaxTree

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