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Paris Fashion Week AW 18/19 Trends


The capital that creatively concludes another fashion week circuit, Paris stylishly saw a bevvy of trends that gave us plenty to get excited about for Autumn/Winter 2018/19. An infusion of looks transpiring on the French catwalks included scarfs trailing from the forehead, ideas of feminism and tones of yellow and gold.

Hoods & Headscarves 

Adorning one’s head transpired heavily amid the designer collections at Paris Fashion Week, where several houses adopted the hood-hat-headscarf combination for Autumn/Winter 2018/19.

This trend amalgamation was initially seen at Raf Simons’s Calvin Klein collection in New York and again at Gucci in Milan. Back to Paris, Agnés b. presented an elegant offering that saw the fashion designer incorporate romantically trailing scarves that hung from the forehead – a completely different vision from her usual street-esque aesthetic. The trend prevailed amid a vast array of names from Chanel to Lanvin and newcomer Marine Serre whose style additions reflected Islamic dressing.

I’m a Feminist! 

Equality surrounding feminism is a topical subject that is prevailing the world over, with fashion being a sector that is pioneering the current trend to the highest level.

Championing feminism transpired as an undeniable message amid the designers at Paris, with Maria Grazia Chiuri for Christian Dior displaying feminist and revolutionary slogans from 1968 and Thom Brown’s ode to Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, Marie Antoinette’s proto-feminist portrait artist, advocated a fantastically empowering collection that arrived with a message saying, “strong women who cannot be ignored”. 

Mellow Yellow 

Despite dark and earthy tones dominating the majority of the collections, sunny yellows and golds injected the catwalks with a much-needed warming glow.

The colour trend was seen throughout Natacha Ramsay-Levi’s critically acclaimed second outing for Chloe that had much emphasis on her plunging V-neck shirts and dresses. A Moroccan souk outfitted in saffron yellow stood out at Jacquemes, whilst accents of yellow were showcased at Louis Vuitton, Lanvin, Leonard and Dries Van Noten. Furthermore, Karl Lagerfeld injected his frosty Chanel offering with burnished gold boots, jackets and trousers.

By Kate Farley

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