Capes, the eighties, or seasonal brights? As the temperatures fall, we’re looking back to Paris Fashion Week fashion for style cues. Here’s our round-up of the hottest trends seen on the runway for Fall-Winter 2019-2020… and beyond.
Bourgeois is back. Ladylike styles made a welcome return to the catwalk during February’s Fall/Winter 2019 shows, breaking the stranglehold of streetwear over the past few seasons.
As the weather turns cooler, think elegant shapes, a defined waist, knee-length skirts, and proper dressing for the season—layered polo necks, knee-high boots, and scarves tied just so. Balenciaga provided a bold, modern interpretation of the trend by updating classic shapes in bright colors, while fashion’s good girls hit the runway at Chloé and Saint Laurent gave this trend a rocker-chick edge.
Fashion loves a throwback and the 1980s are the decade that keeps on giving. The look is favored by Vogue Paris, and it’s also DNA for several Paris labels, from Saint Laurent’s super-short minis and sequins, to Giambattista Valli’s frothy flounces. Isabel Marant’s slouchy boots and raglan sweats have become a style perennial about town too.
Checks have come out of the office for fall, with tailored separates cropping up in the form of fluid pantsuits at Chanel and statement-shouldered jackets at Louis Vuitton and Givenchy. But at Altuzarra they really packed a punch, teamed with leather strapping for a sensual edge that accentuated the French designer’s skill at the cutting table.
The cape has become a modern fall staple, adding instant elegance with throw-on ease. Casual and poncho-style at Dior, square-shouldered and military-esque at Balmain, it was Hedi Slimane at CELINE who really cracked it, with an open, sweeping, go-anywhere camel cape that provided just the right amount of drama.
The enveloping weight of shearling guarantees a cozy winter. Add bold details like buckles and cuff straps and you have the coat you’ll live in all season. Shearling was cropped at Hermès and 70s-style at CELINE by Hedi Slimane, but Chitose Abe at Sacai took things a step further by blending sheepskin with fur for a bolder way to keep warm this winter.
Head-to-toe color made an uplifting statement for the dark days of fall, landing a body blow to seasonal shades of navy, black, and brown. Virgil Abloh’s gowns for Off-White created drama and Balenciaga’s acid-colored bourgeois ladies turned front-row heads, but it was Simon Porte Jacquemus who made the brightest—and most desirable—statement of the week.
- You can also get cozy at our favorite cozy winter garden restaurants.
- Take shelter at some of the little(r) museums in Paris.
- Stay indoors and learn French with these favorite films on Netflix.
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