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