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From left: Saint Laurent, Roland Mouret, Chloé; credit: Getty

5 Fall/Winter 16/17 Trends from Paris Fashion Week

After 5 weeks of runway shows, fashion month has officially ended.

Following New York, London and Milan, it was finally Paris’ turn to establish the trends for the Autumn/Winter 2016/17 season. Here is what we have seen on the catwalks.

1980s Fashion

            Isabel Marant

The ’80s are back, or at least in the fashion world! Each detail becomes bold and exaggerated, such as big belts, bright colours and padded shoulders. 1980s references could be easily spotted at the ready-to-wear Isabel Marant show, thanks to big hair, oversized coats and miniskirts.

            Saint Laurent

            Saint Laurent

            Saint Laurent

But it was Saint Laurent who caught everyone’s attention with a grunge, late ’80s inspired show. Details of the collection included metallics, structured shoulders and fluffy sleeves, not forgetting paillettes and lots of black.

Ruffles 

            Chloé

            Chloé

            Valentino

            Valentino

Ruffles and frills have been seen a lot lately. Ruffled sleeves and skirts had a major moment in the Chloe collection; also Valentino’s show, which was inspired by the ballet world, included models walking in beautiful dresses which resembled tutus, thanks to long tulle skirts and ruffled chiffon.

            Giambattista Valli

            Kenzo

While Giambattista Valli opted for super feminine silhouettes completed with ruffled collars, Kenzo completed many looks with giant ruffles from the Victorian Era.

            Balmain

            Balmain

Balmain celebrated diversity and women’s curves, with a shaping belt or corset being the standout piece, and also adding details like pearls, lace and, of course, frills!

Fur

            Céline

            Miu Miu

Fur never goes out of style! After seeing it at New York, London and Milan Fashion Week, even in Paris designers like Celine and Miu Miu decided to include furry coats and fur embellishments in their collections.

            Elie Saab

Elie Saab also brought some fur elements in a dark and sultry collection, mainly inspired by the 1970s, with lace details, leather and floral embroideries.

Velvet

Velvet is going to be one of the leading trend of the season, so get ready to include this chic fabric in your wardrobe!

            Roland Mouret

            Roland Mouret

            Christian Dior

The dresses and jumpsuits from Roland Mouret’s collection were beautifully composed by velvet details, while Dior’s signature bar jacket and dresses were revisited in this material.

Sportswear Influences

            Louis Vuitton

            Louis Vuitton

Brands like Louis Vuitton, Stella Mccartney and Balenciaga took inspiration from sportswear for their new collections. Louis Vuitton’s show included sporty pieces like T-shirts that reminded of American football, bodysuits and baseball jackets.

            Stella McCartney

            Balenciaga

Stella McCartney presented comfortable looks, perfect from day-to-night, including bomber jackets, puffa jackets and flared trousers, while Balenciaga updated classic silhouettes for the modern woman.

Which A/W trend will you happily embrace?

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