PARIS FASHION WEEK A’W: DAY 7

Day 7 saw some of the biggest French labels battle it out on the runway through various style statements made onstage. From Saint Laurent’s leather-weather affair, Sonia Rykiel’s spin on classics  to Sacai’s couture aesthetic with an edgy appeal, here’s a brief rundown of some of the collections showcased at Paris Fashion Week, Day 7:


The collection showcased by Sacai had a couture aesthetic but with an urban appeal. It featured masculine looks with exaggerated shoulders, angular cuts and panniers to enhance the overall volume. The colour scheme went along the sober season with neutrals along with a dash of bright colours like red, yellow, cobalt blue and green. The designer took basic everyday-wear items and made them standout with the cuts and silhouette. While some pieces came in an array of designs, simple designs in solid colours made a bolder statement on the runway.  It began with a series of utilitarian black coats in a variety of styles which also included shearling linnings. Abstract prints in sheer-chiffon dresses were worn under scarves with tassels. Then came along a series of patch-work leather parkas worn over pleated skirts and leather pants. Minimalistic designs in solid colours soon took over. The collection ended with opulent fur lined coats paired with leather skin-tights and platform leather boots.

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The acclaimed designer, Giambattista Vali showcased a more relaxed aesthetic with towering women donning ensembles in lean and clean silhouettes. The collection was inspired by works of numerous artists with elements such as tantric, magic and kaleidoscopes mentioned backstage. It also went down retro roots into the Seventies era with florals and sequins. A wide range of prints like florals, gingham, tribal patterns were showcased on high-waist pants, winged-tipped jackets and long-coats, short dresses and skirts. The colour palette consisted of white, black, cream, red, baby pink and mustard yellow. Warm and wintry fur made a brief appearance on the runway in an ethereal white coat and a top. Metallic embellishments in eye-popping shades left a glam effect. The looks were accessorized with leather lace-up sandals and hair tucked gently.

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 Moving on, the collection showcased by Lutz Huelle saw a range of neutrals with a burst of metallic tones and the trending color of the moment, tangerine. It began on a glitzy note as pencil-skirts, regular-fit dresses and tops. The silhouettes were loose and relaxed as models donned oversized capes and over-coats. Asymmetric lengths were seen in skirts and dresses in the shades of tangerine, black, silver and white. Leather gloves and knee-high boots completed the look. Overall, the looks were relaxed with naturally loose mane.

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The collection by Sonia Rykiel stood for the modern woman who likes classics. The collection mainly featured neutrals with a dash of reds, green and blue. Classic stripes of varying thicknesses were featured on cardigans and shearling coats. Polka dots in classic shades of black and white dresses. A modern street vibe was incorporated in leather tight-fit pants. Floral applique-work and lace featured on fitted short dresses. Traditional outfits like notched single-breasted jackets, double-breasted coats and regular-fit pants to match. The overall looks were complemented with leather boots and Mary Janes.

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The heritage luxury label, Saint Laurent under the reins of Heidi Slimane dominated the runway with a rocker-chic attitude. The color palette was an obvious black-and-metallic affair. Leather-weather was in the air as models donned skin-tight pants (some of them ripped), textured miniskirts including asymmetric lengths and biker jackets. The collection had a lustrous appeal with glossy leather jackets, long coats and micro-mini slit dress. Laddered stockings complemented the looks. Leather boots in varying lengths featured on the runway. Red lips and heavily-lined dark eyes made a bold statement on the runway.

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Photo Credits: Vogue UK

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