Our Key Takeaways From Paris Fashion Week
Our Key Takeaways From Paris Fashion Week

Our Key Takeaways From Paris Fashion Week

Paris has brought the curtain down on fashion month and left us with so much to talk about. From A-listers appearing in unexpected places to the final collection of a great, here are all the best bits from the shows…

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The Runway Cameos

Mugler used shock tactics to go viral on TikTok and make its show one of the most talked about of the week. Dramatic wind effects sent models' gowns floating through the air, then there were celebrity cameos from Paris Hilton and Angela Bassett to capture the attention. The pieces themselves were classic Mugler – celebrated silhouettes, cinched corseting and all expertly crafted with a glam edge. 


The Colour

We love chocolate brown in the SL office and were thrilled to see it dotted throughout SS23 collections. From structured outerwear at Givenchy and Loewe to leather bags at Hermès and Marni’s double-leather blazer and vinyl trouser look, we were given a crash course in the many ways this shade can be styled. 

Victoria Beckham; Givenchy; Loewe

The Guests

Valentino wins the award for the most star-studded audience. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley was there in an ethereal white draped gown and boots, Simone Ashley rocked a leather mini skirt and boxy jacket, and there were plenty of stylish guys on show too, including Penn Badgley and Andrew Garfield. 


The Frow

Few front rows could top this line up at Victoria Beckham’s show. Naturally David was front and centre, joined by Harper Seven, Cruz, Brooklyn and Nicola Peltz-Beckham. The family was seated next to Anna Wintour and (a very late) Kim Kardashian, who slotted in moments before the show kicked off.



The Viral Moment

This has to be Taylor Russell taking her seat at Loewe in a steel ‘coat of armour’ – luckily there was someone on hand to hand her a boxy jacket so she could actually sit down. Did you spot Anna Wintour herself, a couple of seats away, looking over in admiration?


Very much not over Taylor Russell’s coat of armour moment at @LOEWE yesterday 📸 : @loewe #loewe #loewess24 #fyp #taylorrussell #funny #viral #tiktokfashion #parisfashionweek #pfw

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The Trend

Loewe confirmed that long boxy leather shorts are here to stay, exhibiting multiple variations on the trend. While its collection is set for summer, you can still hop on the look in this transitional period – adding blazers and knits to nail it now, then shirts and tees next year. 



The Tailoring Twist

Tailoring is always a talking point at PFW and this season saw a feminine twist on the trend. The Valentino runway showcased super long blazers paired with floor-skimming silky skirts, proving that tailoring will be soft and sexy next summer. We love this trend and will be getting ahead of it with skinny rollnecks and pointed boots.


The Wow Factor

We saw a lot of silver and gold this week. Rabanne was full of its signature chainmail in mixed metals with a gladiator theme, while Andreas Kronthaler’s collection for his late wife Vivienne Westwood’s label focused on draped dresses and tunics reminiscent of her classic pirate collection.


The Sustainable Show

Stella McCartney and sustainability go hand in hand but this season she took things up a notch and transformed the Marché Saxe-Breteuil into Stella’s Sustainable Market. Textile innovations such as seaweed-based yarn, regeneratively farmed wool and vegan leather bags made from a grape by-product were all highlighted in the collection. Against the backdrop of the Eiffel Tower, her show brought together 95% conscious materials with her stunning designs fused and some eco-minded collaborators.



The Swan Song

Tears were shed as Naomi Campbell, in a stunning silver dress, closed Sarah Burton’s final collection for Alexander McQueen. Marking the end of 26 years at the British fashion brand for Burton, the SS24 collection revealed strong rose motifs, exaggerated silhouettes and super sharp shoulders. It was dedicated to the memory of Lee Alexander McQueen, and Burton received a standing ovation as David Bowie’s ‘Heroes’ played out the show.


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