The most talked-about moments at Paris Fashion Week

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  • Fashion month has almost come to a close, and whilst we told you all about the most extra moments of New York Fashion Week, London and then Milan Fashion Week, here are the ones everyone is talking about across the channel.

    Giambattista Valli was perfection

    Giambattista Valli, AW20 Paris Fashion Week

    We can always count on Giambattista Valli to bring beautiul tailoring and softer silhouettes with floaty dresses and showstopping gowns. Airy dresses were toughened up and worn with boots and loafers for that cool-girl insoucciance.

    Akris does power dressing

    Akris, AW20 Paris Fashion Week

    Hats and headwear have made their way onto several runways this AW20. Loewe with feathered numbers, Baker boy caps and headscarves at Dior, Vivienne Westwood –  granted they were slightly for the more daring – with statement headpieces and Akris with leather berets in several colours. In the Akris woman’s wardrobe this AW20, you will find strong suiting, updates to the classic AI bag in textured colours, slouchy knits and chunky leather boots.

    Nanushka…where do we sign up?

    Another covetable collection from Nanushka has us reaching for the cards buried away in our freezer. Just look at it: with structural knits in the most gorgeous buttery caramel and cream colours we have already found several ways to merge this into our wardrobes. And, a collaboration with Alighieri jewellery means more Instagram friendly pieces to add to your wishlist.

    Altuzarra elevated the basic knit

    It’s time to upgrade your cardigans. At Altuzarra, knitted separates – pencil skirts, cardigans and feminine jumpers – were elevated with delicate belts adorned with feathers, and came in a neutral palette of pastel pink and beige.

    Celine’s collection was unisex and rock ‘n’ roll

    For AW20, Hedi Slimane focused on pieces that can be worn by both men and women, and indeed they were modelled by both sexes on the runway.  Men wore cigarette trousers with heeled ankle boots, and women wore culottes and tailored pieces. There were also gold suits and floaty dresses cinched in at the waist with slim belts.

    Loewe upped the sleeve game for next season

    It’s hard to pick a favourite style from the Loewe AW20 collection, because it was all glorious. But I loved the exaggerated silhouettes, especially the fluted sleeves, mostly adorned with crystals and the skirts with full hips. The collection was inspired by Japanese ceramicist Takuro Kuwata and this was reflected ornate ceramic panels on the front of dresses and gold embroidery on fabrics.

    Rochas played with colours and proportions

    Boxy jackets over silky jackets, brown patent leather corset midis and embellished oversized coats and plenty of tassels featured heavily in a collection that was full of colour, from lilac to orange.

    Saint Laurent re-imagined Bond as a woman

    At Saint Laurent, we saw outfits worthy of the next Jane Bond. Think PVC trench coats and leggings, killer heels and Sloane Ranger-inspired 80s blazer and pointed slingbacks.

    Maria Grazia Chiuri celebrated women

    For her show at Paris Fashion Week, the Dior designer decked the venue with feminist phrases, and looked to the past for a collection that included heritage checks and fringes.

    Keep scrolling for all our favourite looks from the runway too.

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