As Paris Fashion Week comes to a close, so does fashion month. It was a wild month, and Paris was no exception. Designers brought their A-game, and we’re here to soak it all in. Let’s take a look at the top trends from Paris Fashion Week Fall 2018 Ready-to-Wear.
Dots have been cropping up all month, but they came to a head at Paris Fashion Week. Alexandre Vauthier’s 80’s inspired dress featured leg-of-mutton sleeves and a mock neck, while Christian Dior and Ralph & Russo went for sheer fabrics with opaque dots. Mulberry’s pink dotted blouse is very 40’s, while Rodarte’s stunning red dotted dress looks impeccable on “Black Panther” star Danai Gurira.
Design with these dots:
Designers were inspired by nature this season, with rich browns and robust greens juxtaposed with rustic reds and oceanic blues. Hermes and Giambattista stuck with separates that combined to create Earthy ensembles, while Lacoste invoked nature with a sky blue sweater that featured swimming turtles, paired beautifully with some brown rain boots. Altuzarra’s sweater in beige was emboldened with rusty red leaves and was paired with a brown the color of freshly placed dirt, and Balenciaga utilized the darker earth tones with a midnight blue dress that featured deep red and gamboge flowers.
Get back to nature with these fabrics:
Feathered fabrics were big this year, with models strutting their stuff and showing plumage. Zuhair Murad and Balenciaga went big with fluffy feathered coats, while Alexander McQueen simply utilized feathers for a vest. Mulberry used feather trim on the bottom of a beautiful white dress and as detailing on some funky shoes, while Elie Saab used feather trim on the bottom of a black dress and at the shoulders and sleeves for a textured look.
Find your feathers:
Glitter & Metallic Fabric
Garments shone at PFW, with glittering and metallic fabrics draped around models. Bella Hadid absolutely rocked Alexandre Vauthier’s glittering red dress, and Charlee Fraser looked dashing in Elie Saab’s sparkly blazer. Balmain and Ralph & Russo chose metallic fabrics for their fabulous looks, while Valentino mixed matte and shiny to create a textured dress.
Stand out with these fabrics:
Pink was the color of Paris this year. Mulberry’s stunning feathered blazer and Lacoste’s lovely dress were brighter, more coral pinks, while Zuhair Murad featured blush. Hermes’ beautiful suede pink coat was of the hotter variety, and Rodarte’s pale pink dress was almost white.
Think pink with these fabrics:
I’m absolutely in love with Mulberry’s line. What was your favorite look at Paris Fashion Week? Let me know in the comments!