PARIS FASHION WEEK: OUR FIVE FAVOURITE TRENDS

At the end of every fashion week, we always like to revisit the shows and create our own little round up of the biggest trends of the season so, with Paris drawing to an end earlier this week, I have shortlisted five of our favourite trends from the Parisian catwalks.

deconstructed trend SS18 paris fashion week

Deconstructed 

Asymmetrical hems, Frankenstein garments and quirky styling elements have set the trend for deconstructed fashion in SS18. Balenciaga’s half trench/half denim jackets are the perfect example, whilst Alexander McQueen’s double denim ensemble is literally held together with button fastening for true Frankenstein fashion.

SS18 ruffles paris catwalks

Ruches and ruffles 

They’ll always look a little romantic, but this season’s ruches are less retro and much sexier, statement looks. Both Valentino and Saint Laurent have given the LBD a major update with ruffle detail.

SS18 mini skirts on the Paris fashion week catwalks

Mini hemlines

The shortest skirts might not always be associated with Parisian fashion, but after Chloe, Lanvin, Chanel and a host of other designers sent short hemmed designs down the runway at Paris Fashion Week, it’s set to start a trend for SS18.

SS18 paris fashion week checks

Checks 

Last summer, it was all about gingham. Next year, the key print of the season is still a form of check, but is much more grown up for SS18. Balenciaga led the way with varying shapes and colours of check, some resembling tartan, even clashing three different prints on one pair of trousers (see also: deconstructed fashion). If you’re not brave enough for that, Hermès very tastefully combined two different styles of check, for a much more wearable look.

SS18 catwalk trends athleisure paris fashion week

All-hours athleisure 

Athleisure is nothing new for next season, but was seen in different forms on the Paris Fashion Week catwalks. Whilst Dior showed some seriously sport-influenced looks, Isabel Marant’s SS18 collection makes shell-suit inspired ensembles sexy enough for evening outings.

As if there wasn’t enough about summer to look forward to (as far away as it may be!), I’m now excited to take on these trends when the new season rolls around, too. Which do you think you’ll be rocking come summer 2018?

– Melissa Hassan, Account Executive 

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