Some of the most influential fashion houses -- Louis Vuitton, Lanvin, Balmain -- showed their latest offerings in Paris last week, putting a bookend on the month-long Fashion Week extravaganza that started in New York and made pit stops in London and Milan.

While numerous styles walked down the Parisian runway, we picked the top 5 trends below:

Looks from Celine (left) Chloe (center) and Lanvin (right). Photos: Karl Prouse, Catwalking / Getty Images | Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho, Getty Images | Chris Moore, Catwalking / Getty Images

Buff Hues
This unstoppable trend, which has been around for a few seasons now, popped up again on several runways, including Céline, Chloe, and Lanvin, manifesting itself in the form of pantsuits, trousers, fluid asymmetrical frocks and floor-sweeping gowns in both sheer and opaque fabrics.

Looks from Balmain (left), Jean Paul Gaultier (center) and Balenciaga (right). Photos: Chris Moore, Catwalking / Getty Images | Nathalie Lagneau, Catwalking / Getty Images | Chris Moore, Catwalking / Getty Images

Punk
A less subtle and more in-your-face trend was '80s punk, which was most obviously explored in the Balmain collection, and featured leather jackets paired with paper-thin tees held together by safety pins. Jean Paul Gaultier's obvious homage to Joan Jett -- replete with black mullets - included a runway strut from rocker in her own right Beth Ditto, while Balenciaga designer Nicolas Ghesquière's futuristic take was translated via oversized houndstooth coats paired with combat boots.

Looks from Louis Vuitton (left) Dries Van Noten (ceter) and Haider Ackermann (right). Photos: Chris Moore, Catwalking/ Getty Images | Chris Moore, Catwalking/ Getty Images | Karl Prouse, Catwalking / Getty Images

Asian Influences
A handful of designers looked East for inspiration this season, including Marc Jacobs at Louis Vuitton, who showcased revamped cheongsams and ensembles cinched with obi-like belts. Both Haider Ackermann and the king of wanderlust, Dries van Noten, followed suit, re-imagining the kimono with two completely different results.

Looks from Chanel (left) McQueen (center) Givenchy (right). Photos: Karl Prouse, Catwalking / Getty Images | Pascal Le Segretain, Getty Images | Karl Prouse, Catwalking / Getty Images

Graphic Black and White
Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel, Sarah Burton in her Alexander McQueen debut, and Riccardo Tisci at Givenchy all played classics black and white off of each other, creating twisted tuxedos of sorts that skewed gothic (Givenchy), a bit rococo (McQueen) and ladylike with an edge (Chanel).

Looks from Mui Mui (left) YSL (center) and Giambattista Valli (right). Photos: ImaxTree | Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho, Getty Images | Victor Boyko, Getty Images

Bold Hues
And for those that like their hues stronger than black, white and buff, several designers punctuated their collections with pops of electric blues, oranges, yellows, reds and purples. Some, like Giambattista Valli and Miu Miu, dressed their models in one shocking color head-to-toe, while others added bursts to neutrals (Yves Saint Laurent), sometimes in the form of over-sized floral patterns.

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